RoboPad++ lets you control your robot with a mobile phone or tablet!
Currently you can control the PrintBots Renacuajo, Beetle and Evolution, but lots of friends will be joining them soon!
RoboPad++ uses Bluetooth to connect to the microcontroller board of the robot and then... let the fun begin!
RoboPad++ is a more advanced version of the application RoboPad, adding an editor that allows you to program movements and send them to your robot. You can easily edit the order of the movements by clicking on them, or drop them into the bin icon to delete them. You can also save your list of movements to load them again later. By default, the robot stops after each movement to make them easier to observe, but you can disable this option at any moment in the settings menu, available in the robot selection screen.
Place your Renacuajo over a black line and activate the line-follower mode to let the Renacuajo follow the black line automatically. You can also make your Evolution robot avoid obstacles by itself. The Beetle's movements can be also controlled by the amount of light in the light-avoider mode. For example, cover the left light sensor to turn left, or cover both sensors to stop the Beetle.
You can learn how to assemble the Renacuajo and Beetle robots at bq's DIWO website: http://diwo.bq.com/en/tag/printbot-en
You can also download the Arduino code to control your PrintBot with RoboPad++ here: http://diwo.bq.com/en/robopad-3
Remember to connect the Bluetooth module to the pins of the microcontroller board as follows:
TXD - pin 0 RXD - pin 1 VCC - 5V GND - GND
You can see a schematic of the connections at any time by clicking on the icon of the robot.
Available languages: English and Spanish.
The location permission is needed in order to search for near Bluetooth devices. You can only connect to paired robots if the permission is not accepted.
If you have any question or suggestion you can contact us by sending an email to email@example.com. Andy and Anita will be happy to answer.