Just received your Invent! kit? Here's how to get started quickly:

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Insert the 3x AAA batteries into the battery holder, underneath the controller board.
2
Push the controller board, and the two motor blocks into the baseboard like in the picture to make a simple 2 wheeled robot.
3
Use the two wire cables to connect the motors to 'M1 (left motor)' and 'M2 (right motor)' like in the picture. They can only go in one way around!
4
Now it's time to write a program! Choose how you want to code:

Blocks

  • Great for younger Inventors
  • Block based programming
  • Web based - works on any computer with an internet connection

Python

  • For older Inventors
  • Text based programming
  • Web based - works on any computer with an internet connection
6
If you're using Python, copy the text from this file at the top of your program. You must use this every time!
7
If you're using the blocks editor, build the program in the picture.
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If you're using Python, write the program in the picture.
9
Press the Download button to save the program to your computer.
10
Plug your micro:bit into your computer using the USB cable provided - it will appear as a USB drive. Copy the file you donwloaded onto it.
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Remove the cable, and turn on the board using the switch. A green light should come on and the robot should drive forwards!