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Bluetooth controlled mBot SoccerBot

Using the mBot Bluetooth version and mBot NodeBots.

Getting Started

If you're using Windows or Mac, ensure that you have the USB driver:

  • Install USB Serial driver for your platform

Install Dependencies

  • Install git
  • Install Node 6
  git clone https://github.com/new-davinci/mbot-soccer
  cd mbot-soccer
  npm i

Install Firmware (*** only necessary on new bots ***)

  • Connect the USB cable

  • Remove any attached wireless modules (such as Bluetooth)

  • Make sure the board switch is "on"

  • Install the USB Firmata:

  npm run firmata-usb
  • Install the Bluetooth Firmata:
  npm run firmata-bluetooth
  • Slide the mBot power switch to Off

  • Reinstall the Bluetooth modules

Connect and Control the Robot

  • Slide the mBot power switch to On

  • Pair the MakeBlock Bluetooth module using your OS settings

    The MakeBlock's Bluetooth UUID will appear in the list of available devices.

Controlling with the Web Application

  • Run the bot with Bluetooth or USB:
  npm start
  • Navigate to http://localhost:8103/ in the browser

  • Control the mBot using the right keyboard keys and spacebar

Controlling with the Server

  • Run the bot with Bluetooth or USB:
  npm run controls
  • Control the mBot using the right keyboard keys and spacebar

Controlling with the game controller

For this example we will be using the Logitech F310 Gamepad

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This image is a registered trademark of Logitech and is only being used to demonstrate the capabilities with the Mbot

  • Connect the controller to the usb port before you pair your Mbot to your computer.
  • Make sure on the back of the controller, the switch is in the D position
  • Pair your Mbot with Bluetooth or USB
  • Type the below command into your terminal
npm run gamepad
  • The controls for the Mbot are as follows:
D-PAD Left:  Turns the Mbot Left
D-PAD Right:  Turns the Mbot right
X Button: Moves Mbot forward
A Button: Moves Mbot forward faster (turbo)
B Button: Moves Mbot backwards
Y Button: Spins Mbot
L1 Button:  Quits your controller and stops the program
  • To move the Mbot you must hold the button down like you would in a race car game