Getting Started

Note: The InO-Bot needs to be charged before its first use. The power and sound switch need to be set to OFF in order for InO-Bot to charge. The switches are located underneath the robot.

Meet your InO-Bot

InO-Bot Features and Sensors

FEATURES

Lift/Lower Pen Holder : A marker can be inserted into the Pen Holder and programmed to be in the up or down position within a program. This feature is beneficial for drawing geometric shapes, patterns and pictures.

Lights: The InO-Bot has 2 front lights that can be programmed to turn On or Off, including based on sensor inputs.

LED Lights : InO-Bot has 8 LED lights, all of which can be programmed individually or together. LED lights can be programmed to display a specific color and for a specified duration of time.

Motors : The Motors operate the wheels on the right and left sides. Motors can be programmed to run together or separately. The motors can also be programmed to react based on sensor inputs.

SENSORS

Light Sensor : The Light Sensor located in front of the Pen Holder measures the amount of ambient light. Programs can be written that have the robot react based on an input of a designated light threshold. The Light Sensor value range is 0-1.0 with 1.0 being the brightest.

Sound Sensor : The Sound Sensor is located behind the Pen Holder and measures levels of sound. Programs can be written that have the robot react based on an input of a specified sound level. The Sound Sensor value range is 0-255.

Distance Sensor: The Distance Sensor measures how far ahead an object is, up to 255 centimeters.

Proximity Sensors: There are 4 Proximity Sensors. Right Front, Right Left, Back Front, and Back Left. The Proximity Sensors read a true or false state.

Connecting InO-Bot with Logo
Open Terrapin Logo software. (Your access code is located on your receipt.)

Have students turn on their InO-Bots. (On/Off buttons for power and sound are located on the underside of the InO-Bot.)

To connect, click on the Bluetooth symbol found on the Logo toolbar.

The dialogue box will display InO-Bots that are available to connect with.

Students will select their InO-Bot, then select Pair.

When successfully connected the InO-Bot will play a sound.

Introductory Lesson Plans

Talk with InO-Bot
Once the InO-Bot is connected with Bluetooth, InO-Bot can answer lots of important questions. These questions will introduce students to the concept that robots can read data and report. Following are two questions students can ask InO-Bot. There are more that will be introduced in future lessons.

Note: Logo is NOT case sensitive.


InO-Bot are you connected to Bluetooth? Type INOBOT? in the listener window. The response will be True or False. True and False states are important programming concepts. This provides a nice introduction to terminology and a clear example of something being in a true or false state.

InO-Bot what is your battery level? This gives students an example of data being reported back, and a preview of what is possible. Type GPROP “INOBOT “BATTERY

Frequently Asked Questions

Using the InO-Bot with the iPad
A free app for the iPad is available for the InO-Bot. The app, which utilizes block style programming can be found by searching InO-Bot in the app store. Below is an overview of the features.

ino_bot_ios.pdf

Technical Specifications