The Blue-Bot app has been designed to work across a number of platforms and is a free download. Using the app with Blue-Bot unleashes the full potential of Blue-Bot in your classroom. Once you open the app on your device, select your Blue-Bot and get programming! The app allows you to select a Bee-Bot mat that you may already have , so you can replicate what’s on screen in real life!
Explore Mode Step by step programming When a button is pressed, Blue-Bot will move and the instruction will be added to the list. Once you’re happy with the algorithm, place Blue-Bot back at the start point and press go!
Drag and Drop programming Choose your instructions for Blue-Bot and drag them into the algorithm bar on the left. If you have spotted an error then quite simply drag the instruction out that you do not want anymore.
Blue-Bot app features the option to include repeats in your program to make it even more effi cient!
45 degree turns
Blue-Bot can be programmed to make 45 degree turns left and right. How many shapes can the children draw with Blue-Bot?
This mode sets challenges for the children to solve with Blue-Bot.
Blue-Bot app will randomly put obstacles on the on-screen mat for Blue-Bot to navigate around, adding complexity to the program.
In this challenge the app will remove one or two directional buttons. Can Blue-Bot still get to where it needs to be by using just left and forward, for example?
With this challenge you will be presented with a list of instructions for Blue-Bot and based on this you must predict which square Blue-Bot will end up.
Available on the iTunes App store for iOS, on the Google Play Store for Android and as a download from the TTS website for PC* and Mac OS*. 5 ways to program Blue-Bot TacTile Reader
You can choose to remove some of Blue- Bots buttons to make it more challenging to program. Blue-Bots can be renamed on the app to make classroom management of multiple Blue-Bots easy. Children can record themselves saying a command and can assign it to a button on Blue-Bot. As the algorithm goes through its cycle, children can hear themselves saying the instructions as it cycles through the program!