Coding the Petoi Bittle Robot with Coding Blocks
The new tool in Petoi's arsenal
In one of my previous posts, I discussed how Anki improved the user experience with the Cozmo robot by designing the Scratch based Code Lab experience. The ability to program Cozmo with Scratch made Cozmo a great tool for learning both robotics and programming.
Petoi Coding Blocks
I am happy to see Petoi make great progress on a similar initiative. Petoi, the maker of the Nybble and Bittle robots now has a new tool called Petoi Coding Blocks. Petoi Coding Blocks allows you to easily program Bittle using Scratch. While a previous Scratch interface was available via TinkerGen, the Petoi Coding Blocks is way easier to install and much easier to use. The instructions at Petoi worked for me on a Windows system without any hiccups. The steps work on an out-of-the-box Bittle 2.0, although you might want to update the firmware if you want to read from or write to the analog/digital pin (which may be useful for reading values from installed sensors)
Building New Skills
Petoi Coding Blocks is self…