Program with VPL
Drag and drop blocks to create your first program in 5 minutes
Plug Thymio to the computer with the USB cable or with the USB dongle and turn Thymio on by pressing 3 seconds on the central button
Launch “Thymio Suite”
Click on the Thymio VPL icon
Your first program in a few clicks
Just drag and drop one event with one or more actions. Then click on the icons to specify how Thymio should react. Press play.
Thymio follows your hand
Thymio stops at the border of the table
Press this button to unlock more features
You can test the state of Thymio with the green block beside an event. If the state of Thymio correspond to the state displayed on the green block, Thymio will react to the event. You can modify the state of Thymio with the blue state block, as an action. For each of the 4 segments, you can choose to have them turned ON (orange) or turned OFF (white). These segments are displayed around the buttons of Thymio. By default, the state of Thymio is completely white. If you let a grey segment, it means that Thymio will not test it or will not change it.
In the advanced mode, Thymio can react depending on its orientation. Click on the circles at the bottom of the block to choose between the three possibilities and then on the white cone to choose the orientation of Thymio.
You can now start a timer (blue – action) and tell Thymio what to do when the timer is over (orange – event)
Remote control buttons
If you have a Thymio remote control, you can program Thymio to react to it. Click on the circles at the bottom of the block to choose between the three possibilities and then on the remote control button you want Thymio to react to.
Distance setting for the sensors
You can set the distance to the obstacle you want Thymio to react to.
Examples of advanced features
Press the button once and change color automatically using states and timers
If the central button is pressed and the first state segment is white (OFF), Thymio becomes green and starts a timer
When the timer is over and if the first state segment is white (OFF), Thymio becomes red, starts a new timer and the first state segment becomes orange (ON)
When the timer is over and if the first state segment is orange (ON), Thymio becomes blue and the first state segment becomes white (OFF)
Thymio is the perfect open source robot to assist the teacher in the digital education era. Thymio has been initiated by the MOBOTS group at EPFL with the help of partners and is commercialized by the nonprofit association MOBSYA in Renens, Switzerland.
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