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Blogs about Education & Learning Applications

Blogs about Education & Learning Applications

  • Using Formula AllCode with Python


    We’re all quite excited about our new Formula AllCode robot buggy, which is now in production. We should receive stock before the end of January and can’t wait to let it loose on the world!


    • Using Flowcode and Eblocks to create Arcade Games – Pong


      One of the best ways to learn programming is to create a game. It forces your hand to try and keep things fast and efficient but also when your finished it gives you something entertaining you can play and share with your friends. In this article we demonstrate how to quickly develop a simple Pong game with Flowcode, and also implement it into hardware using E-Blocks.


      • Talking to the Formula AllCode robot using the Raspberry Pi


        The Formula AllCode robotics course is great for makers to test their skills and capabilities or for introducing learners to programming and robotics in a fun and motivating way. The robot is compatible with hardware from Raspberry Pi to Android to iPhone, Windows PC's, MAC and more. This tutorial guides you through the process of setting up a Raspberry Pi with a USB Bluetooth dongle so it can communicate with AllCode. Once the set-up is complete, we’ll be able to send simple commands to toggle LED’s, receive information from sensors, just to show some of the functionalities of the Formula AllCode.


        • FORTHdsPIC and a ‘Kill Switch’

          Bill Marshall

          In my last post I described how to get FORTdsPIC running on wheels, seeking out light while avoiding bumping into the furniture. In other words making it an autonomous vehicle, admittedly somewhat lacking in intelligence, but able to make directional decisions based on data from its sensors. A feature of such a vehicle is that it starts working from power on, so how do you bring it to a stop without just turning the power off?