Stands for Program Your Robot, and it is an online introductory course in programming Botball robots. It assumes you can download the programming environment from the Botball website without further instruction, but is meant for a novice at programming in C. It provides brief instructions on how to build a demo robot and building a sensor bumper for experiments with the code, but otherwise this site is about programming and the KISS-C Integrated Development Environment. Program Your Robot assumes you can find other sources for guidance in physical robot construction.
The content is continually being modified to respond to feedback, suggestions, and even some content from programmers, Botball coaches, teachers, and students. Want more overview? Click on ‘Getting Around‘ here or above.
The vision for this site is to make it as interactive as possible. Comments will be enabled so that students and teachers may contribute to the material and conversation about Botball, Robotics, Engineering, and Programming.
NEWS! (1/30/2013): Botball has a new controller: ‘Link’; To learn how to use PYR with it go to Blog on upper right!
P:Y:R was designed and built by Azi Crawford (P:Y:R Site Monkey 6/13/2011 – 8/12/2011)
Why the fire? Pyr is Greek for fire. So I decided to decorate with a little bit of that theme. Think of it as your creativity as a bright fire that will be channeled into power as you Program Your Robot.