TJBot goes electronic, and much more playground adventures

Past November we launched TJBot – an open source, programmable cardboard robotic powered by Watson expert services – to support reveal what is attainable with synthetic intelligence. Outfitted with a digital camera, microphone, speaker, servo and LED, TJBot has charmed makers, developers, learners and creators of all ages.  The global community of TJBot fans carries on to develop, as does the range of recipes – step by step guidelines – established to provide TJBot to daily life.



Fulfill Tinker, and check out the TJBot Swift Playground

Teachers are particularly intrigued in working with TJBot to train programming in their lecture rooms. To make programming TJBot even simpler, and to support make it available to learners who could not have accessibility to a laser cutter or 3D printer, we designed the TJBot Swift Playground. This playground enables learners to method equally a digital and a actual physical TJBot in the Swift programming language.

In our TJBot playground, you will fulfill a digital TJBot named Tinker. You can method him working with the IBM Watson Tone Analyzer and Language Translator expert services. Right after developing your actual physical TJBot, you can expand his abilities working with the IBM Watson Speech to Textual content, Textual content to Speech, Visible Recognition, and Conversation expert services. The playground provides a few chapters that takes you by the method of transforming Tinker into a real robotic:

Chapter 1: Tinker and Rebus tells a tale of Tinker the TJBot and his pal Rebus the Bee. Teach Tinker how to glow, wave, comprehend emotions, and translate languages in purchase to conduct a top secret dance that transforms him into a real TJBot.

Chapter 2: Constructing TJBot walks you by how to obtain your very have actual physical TJBot, hook up its electronics, and install the software package.

Chapter 3: TJBot Explores the Environment showcases the comprehensive operation of your TJBot to pay attention, speak, and see. Understand TJBot’s daily life tale, convey to him to adjust the shade of his LED, talk to him what he is wanting at, and perform a match of Rock-Paper-Scissors.

What you will have to have

The TJBot Swift Playground does not require an actual TJBot to use. If you have a single and want to method it from your iPad, you will have to have to install the TJBot Daemon on your TJBot. The daemon enables your TJBot to pay attention for instructions by way of Bluetooth Minimal Power (BLE) from your iPad, so you can method your TJBot although sitting upcoming to him.

We hope our TJBot Swift Playground evokes youthful learners to experiment with coding and impact a new era of makers and creators. If you’re a pupil, if you’re a teacher, if you’re a maker or a creator, we invite you to experiment with the TJBot Swift Playground and build your have TJBot. Really don’t fail to remember to share your recipes and creations with the TJBot community!

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