Edbot Play&Code is based on the Robotis Play 700 STEAM kit. The kit enables you to build 6 different robots with easy-build rivets. Choose from the car, scorpion, puppy, windmill, bear or bird. When you’ve finished with a particular robot, take it to pieces and build the next one! The CM-50 microcontroller (the yellow box) includes built-in sensors, a buzzer, motors and a socket for the included Bluetooth module.
For remote control, you can use the Robotis R+ Play 700 app on your smart phone to control your robot. Refer to the instruction booklet for help downloading and installing it.
You don’t need to purchase a BT-410 dongle for use with the Edbot Software, you simply need a PC with Bluetooth 4.0 or above.
Next you'll need to download and set up the Edbot Software. This software connects your program to your Edbot Play&Code.
When you switch on your robot, make sure you hold the power button down until the unit beeps twice. This ensures the robot is in command mode.
Time to code
The following programming guides are language specific and contain all the gory details to enable you to program your Edbot Play&Code.
We've compiled Coding Edbot Play&Code with Scratch 3.0 to help you get going with the Edbot Play&Code blocks.
If you're still on Scratch 2.0, Coding Edbot Play&Code with Scratch 2.0 will help you learn the Edbot Play&Code blocks.
If Python’s your thing, you’ll need to use the comprehensive Edbot Play&Code Python API.