Scratch or Arduino IDE

userHead owize1 2015-12-22 00:43:39 28718 Views19 Replies
Any word on when we'll see how to use either Scratch of the Arduino IDE with the Vortex?
2016-02-03 08:31:54 Hi,

Vortex attaches its Bluetooth to its serial port so you need a BLE link http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1220&search=ble+link&description=true#.VrFKBcd7wW8 from DFRobot to work with Vortex wirelessly. But alternatively you can also just plug in an USB cable. Pairing is not necessary if you are using the BLE link, just put Vortex close to it and connection is automatic.

If you prefer to do this via your own bluetooth, then you need to find some software to simulate your bluetooth to a serial device. I have not found anything useful in this case.

formless wrote:Hello,

I try to install all component step by step like in this pdf "s4a for vortex tutorial.pdf" but always i have problem with Scratch becouse, the green lamp don't give the light ? Any ideas? (Win 10, bluetooth 4.0). Also the bluetooth 4.0 in my PC always want to PIN to connect (par) with VORTEX.

BTW: In pdf step 4 you must clik and opened by administrator on right button mouse, countrary you see the error.
userHeadPic Xia Rex
2016-02-03 08:31:54 Hi,

Vortex attaches its Bluetooth to its serial port so you need a BLE link http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1220&search=ble+link&description=true#.VrFKBcd7wW8 from DFRobot to work with Vortex wirelessly. But alternatively you can also just plug in an USB cable. Pairing is not necessary if you are using the BLE link, just put Vortex close to it and connection is automatic.

If you prefer to do this via your own bluetooth, then you need to find some software to simulate your bluetooth to a serial device. I have not found anything useful in this case.

formless wrote:Hello,

I try to install all component step by step like in this pdf "s4a for vortex tutorial.pdf" but always i have problem with Scratch becouse, the green lamp don't give the light ? Any ideas? (Win 10, bluetooth 4.0). Also the bluetooth 4.0 in my PC always want to PIN to connect (par) with VORTEX.

BTW: In pdf step 4 you must clik and opened by administrator on right button mouse, countrary you see the error.
userHeadPic Xia Rex
2016-01-25 23:36:37 Hello,

PIN to connect VORETEX is "0000" I can't find this info in your pdf or in paper instruction, but still I can see the green light in scratch2 ??? (Win 10, bluetooth 4.0)

P.S. Where I can find port USB ?
userHeadPic formless
2016-01-25 23:36:37 Hello,

PIN to connect VORETEX is "0000" I can't find this info in your pdf or in paper instruction, but still I can see the green light in scratch2 ??? (Win 10, bluetooth 4.0)

P.S. Where I can find port USB ?
userHeadPic formless
2016-01-25 20:14:12 Hello,

I try to install all component step by step like in this pdf "s4a for vortex tutorial.pdf" but always i have problem with Scratch becouse, the green lamp don't give the light ? Any ideas? (Win 10, bluetooth 4.0). Also the bluetooth 4.0 in my PC always want to PIN to connect (par) with VORTEX.

BTW: In pdf step 4 you must clik and opened by administrator on right button mouse, countrary you see the error.
userHeadPic formless
2016-01-25 20:14:12 Hello,

I try to install all component step by step like in this pdf "s4a for vortex tutorial.pdf" but always i have problem with Scratch becouse, the green lamp don't give the light ? Any ideas? (Win 10, bluetooth 4.0). Also the bluetooth 4.0 in my PC always want to PIN to connect (par) with VORTEX.

BTW: In pdf step 4 you must clik and opened by administrator on right button mouse, countrary you see the error.
userHeadPic formless
2016-01-21 08:52:43 Hi,

The board equivalent is bluno (most closely related to Uno with BLE). The various components are bit tricky to manipulate, and we recommend using the IOS WhenDo app to code it visually first.

owize1 wrote:Any documentation available regarding the Arduino IDE? Board equivalent? Pin outs? Example code? Anything would be helpful.

Thanks
userHeadPic Xia Rex
2016-01-21 08:52:43 Hi,

The board equivalent is bluno (most closely related to Uno with BLE). The various components are bit tricky to manipulate, and we recommend using the IOS WhenDo app to code it visually first.

owize1 wrote:Any documentation available regarding the Arduino IDE? Board equivalent? Pin outs? Example code? Anything would be helpful.

Thanks
userHeadPic Xia Rex
2016-01-12 13:50:15 Hello all,

These resources are now available on the Vortex website: http://www.dfrobot.com/vortex/download.html

We are currently working on more resources which will be posted at this location when they are released.

If you have any questions/comments or suggestions for Vortex features, please keep us informed on the forum and we will do our best to help.
userHeadPic Maht
2016-01-12 13:50:15 Hello all,

These resources are now available on the Vortex website: http://www.dfrobot.com/vortex/download.html

We are currently working on more resources which will be posted at this location when they are released.

If you have any questions/comments or suggestions for Vortex features, please keep us informed on the forum and we will do our best to help.
userHeadPic Maht
2016-01-11 18:49:56 Hello Formless, thanks for the post

Our software team is currently working on the Arduino library but we are unable to give a definite release date yet.

If you want to you may use scratch for Vortex. A tutorial for this can be found here: https://github.com/DFRobot/DFResources/ ... torial.pdf

As soon as the library is available we will post a link on this thread.

Have a nice day!
userHeadPic Maht
2016-01-11 18:49:56 Hello Formless, thanks for the post

Our software team is currently working on the Arduino library but we are unable to give a definite release date yet.

If you want to you may use scratch for Vortex. A tutorial for this can be found here: https://github.com/DFRobot/DFResources/ ... torial.pdf

As soon as the library is available we will post a link on this thread.

Have a nice day!
userHeadPic Maht
2016-01-05 16:04:09 Hello!

What does means "a liittle bit more time"? ^ricky? 1 month 2 months 3 months?
userHeadPic formless
2016-01-05 16:04:09 Hello!

What does means "a liittle bit more time"? ^ricky? 1 month 2 months 3 months?
userHeadPic formless
2016-01-02 04:34:39 Any documentation available regarding the Arduino IDE? Board equivalent? Pin outs? Example code? Anything would be helpful.

Thanks
userHeadPic owize1
2016-01-02 04:34:39 Any documentation available regarding the Arduino IDE? Board equivalent? Pin outs? Example code? Anything would be helpful.

Thanks
userHeadPic owize1
2015-12-23 00:09:12 Sure, Arduino library and sample code will be released within next week. Scratch block will a liittle bit more time. Stay tuned. userHeadPic R2D2C3PO
2015-12-23 00:09:12 Sure, Arduino library and sample code will be released within next week. Scratch block will a liittle bit more time. Stay tuned. userHeadPic R2D2C3PO
2015-12-22 00:43:39 Any word on when we'll see how to use either Scratch of the Arduino IDE with the Vortex? userHeadPic owize1