Get Started - Program the GiggleBot Robot in MakeCode
On this page we'll show you how to get started programming the GiggleBot. You've already built your GiggleBot (if not go back to this page).
This guide will walk you through the steps of programming your robot.
Open a Browser
We recommend using Chrome. Open MakeCode here.
Install the GiggleBot Library
Get our library on your MakeCode browser.
- First, on the command palette, click “advanced”
- Click “Add Package”
- Type "Giggle"
- Click on the Giggle box, not the Gigglebot one.
- Done! GiggleBot is installed!
Attach your BBC Micro:Bit
Attach your Micro:Bit board to the robot. The LED's on the micro:bit and the A and B buttons should be facing forward, towards the line follower and away from the caster wheel.
The Micro:Bit robot is powered with three AA batteries. We recommend using rechargeable batteries. You can turn the power on by sliding the switch towards "On".
Start programming by dragging and dropping GiggleBot blocks onto the screen.
Program the Robot Light Sensors