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GiggleBot Resources

Coding Cards

Coding Cards help you learn how to use all the parts of your GiggleBot robot. Download and print for an easy and fun way to learn and play.

Line follower template

Download and print out your free GiggleBot Line follower template!
You can print, cut, and tape together a line following path for your GiggleBot with this handy line building template.

GiggleBot Projects

Get started with Makecode

Makecode is an easy-to-use block-based coding environment. If you’re new to programming, we recommend starting here.

Makecode

Easy micro:bit rover

This project walks you through the very basics of turning your micro:bit into a robot using MakeCode, the micro:bit, and the GiggleBot.  

This project is rated easy.
Makecode

Remote control micro:bit rover

We use a second micro:bit to drive your GiggleBot with a remote control. The GiggleBot provides beginner-friendly blocks to create your own remote control car!

Get started with Python

Ready for text-based coding with GiggleBot? Try coding with the micro:bit online Python environment. Prefer to work locally on Windows? Try the Python Mu Editor.

Python

Line following robot

This project uses MicroPython to program the Dexter Industries GiggleBot to follow a black line using its built-in line follower sensor.

Python

Tuning the GiggleBot line following robot

In this short activity, you are going to tune your own GiggleBot micro:bit robot to follow a black line.

This project is rated difficult.
Python

Light following robot

In this project, you will make the GiggleBot follow a source of light – like the light coming from a flashlight. This project uses MicroPython.

This project is rated difficult.
Python

Radar-guided robot

In this project, you will make the GiggleBot follow a source of light – like the light coming from a flashlight. This project uses MicroPython. Requires: Distance Sensor, Servo and 2 x micro:bit. 

This project is rated difficult.

GiggleBot Project Videos

MakeCode

Program the Line Follower

MakeCode

Program the Servos

MakeCode

How to drive straight

MakeCode to Javascript

Program the GiggleBot in Javascript

GiggleBox Missions

Grow with GiggleBox

A quick and playful robot subscription

GiggleBox is a bite-sized monthly subscription for GiggleBot. It’s the easiest way to learn and play with GiggleBot.

Over the course of four months, you’ll receive everything you need to grow with GiggleBot.

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GiggleBox Missions

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