GiggleBot - The Micro:Bit Robot
GiggleBot - The Micro:Bit Robot
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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.  

  1. First, on the command palette, click “advanced”
  2. Click “Add Package”
  3. Type "Giggle"
  4. Click on the Giggle box, not the Gigglebot one.
  5. 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.

Power Up

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".

Begin Programming!

Start programming by dragging and dropping GiggleBot blocks onto the screen.

Program the Robot Light Sensors

Program the GiggleBot in Javascript

Now watch the video on programming your robot in JavaScript!