To connect blocks with each other, they have sequence connections and/or connectors. Depending on the mode of a block, the number of the connectors may vary.
Programming with NEPO is really easy. Every program begins with the »start« block.
This block is always added by default in the Open Roberta Lab workspace. The first block that you will execute is connected with the »sequence connector« of the »start« block. The sequence connector is a triangle at the bottom of the block and this triangle will become yellow as soon as a suitable block is in close proximity.
Transfer a program to the Edison
Before you transfer your first program, please make sure that your Edison V2.0 is connected to your computer and turned on as described here. Now you can simply follow the steps below to transfer your program:
- Press the »Record« button of the Edison V2.0, i.e. the round button. The Edison V2.0 should now beep once and both front LEDs should light up.
- In the Open Roberta Lab you can now press the »Start on Edison V2« button.
NEPO is the name of our graphical programming language. It is easy and fun to learn programming. NEPO can also be used to program and interact with other robot systems.
The graphical NEPO blocks have different components and thus different attributes. A block always represents a certain functionality. Its function can easily be determined by its block category, for example »sensors« . Features of the graphical blocks are:
The individual blocks and their descriptions can be found here, sorted by categories.
For each block its function, setting possibilities, as well as input and output values are described in detail.