PYR 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 ‘Start Here!‘ or in the above header.
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! (6/5/15):Give us feedback on new controller: ‘Link’- learn how to use it – ask for new behavior examples- go to Blog above!
P:Y:R was designed and built by Azi Crawford (P:Y:R Site Monkey 6/13/2011 – 8/12/2011)
Why the Pelicans? I like Pelicans, and unlike some humans they seem to know how to collaborate for a purpose, such as fishing. Think of this as your chance to “follow a leader” for a purpose, like learning learning to program. Channel Pelican power as you Program Your Robot. Follow Azi [and give us feedback.] – Terry 8/24/2015