miniBloq drag-and-drop Test Release

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miniBloq drag-and-drop Test Release

Postby roboalchemist » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:20 pm

We're excited to have a test build up for miniBloq!

We know a lot of other people are also really excited to get started, play with miniBloq, and get lessons made, so we're posting a test release below.

We still have a few days of documentation and testing left before we're comfortable releasing it on the start page as 100% working, so play with it knowing that:

miniBloq 0.82.1 TEST RELEASE windows installer

Update: New version

miniBloq 0.82.2 TEST RELEASE windows installer

Let us know any feedback you have, or suggestions.
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Re: miniBloq drag-and-drop Test Release

Postby poesel » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:44 pm

OSX Beta, too?
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Re: miniBloq drag-and-drop Test Release

Postby roboalchemist » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:05 am

Sorry, miniBloq isn't available for OSX. There's not much we can do about that, that's miniBloq's territory.
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Re: miniBloq drag-and-drop Test Release

Postby Trevor » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:16 am

Operating Environment
IDE Used: Arduino v1.0.5
Sparki.h GitHub #: f04196ee99 - 10th Mar 2014
Sparki.cpp GitHub #:d7432678ce - 10th Mar 2014
Computer OS: OS X 10.9.1
Notes: RoboRealm not used. Installing updates manually through GitHub.
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Re: miniBloq drag-and-drop Test Release

Postby poesel » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:20 pm

Hmm, that is a disappointment. I wasn't aware of that. But I see that there is a Linux version so I can run it in a VM. And usually if there is a Linux version there will be an OSX version, too. UNIX power! :)

Edit: are there some instructions on how to set up vanilla minibloq with Sparki?
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Re: miniBloq drag-and-drop Test Release

Postby roboalchemist » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:19 pm

It turned out to be kind of complicated (a couple dozen things), and definitely not something worth posting until everything is squared away.
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Re: miniBloq drag-and-drop Test Release

Postby Trevor » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:47 pm

I went down the wine/wine bottle route that I linked above. Got to create an OS X app & everything. Minibloq runs through OS X for me. But, there are errors in compilation after I've put the blocks in place. Seems to be Sparki minibloq issue rather than wine bottle.

Anybody get to run the minibloq successfully on Windows?
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IDE Used: Arduino v1.0.5
Sparki.h GitHub #: f04196ee99 - 10th Mar 2014
Sparki.cpp GitHub #:d7432678ce - 10th Mar 2014
Computer OS: OS X 10.9.1
Notes: RoboRealm not used. Installing updates manually through GitHub.
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Re: miniBloq drag-and-drop Test Release

Postby roboalchemist » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:19 am

What errors are you getting?
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Re: miniBloq drag-and-drop Test Release

Postby marajade » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:08 pm

This is the error I get when I attempt to run the sample program:

C:\Program Files (x86)\miniBloq\work\_examples\Sparki\10.avoidObstacles/avoidObstacles/avoidObstacles.cpp: In function 'void setup()':
C:\Program Files (x86)\miniBloq\work\_examples\Sparki\10.avoidObstacles/avoidObstacles/avoidObstacles.cpp:9: error: 'robot' was not declared in this scope
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Re: miniBloq drag-and-drop Test Release

Postby mathew » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:04 pm

I experienced the same error as marajade.

I have some observations:
  • website example code references sparki object whereas miniBloq references robot object
  • miniBloq example code has logic in setup function, whereas website example code has this in loop function
  • miniBloq and SparkiDuino both install drivers without a choice. I'm not sure how often the drivers change, but I can foresee a time where drivers are out of sync. Can the driver be made a separate install?
Sparki connected to Linux Mint OS
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