I have been looking closely at the Mbot Ranger for my child to learn robotics.
Background history of myself. I play with a lot of robotics usually in C or Micropython on either a STM32F4 or ESP32. Although I mainly use C I have used Ardunio when friends needed my help on their Ardunio projects usually on a blue pill.
I have looked at a lot of platforms for my kids to learn on and the Makeblock Auriga has really stood out from the crowd for hardware design for kids robot and the fact it can be programmed by blocky API.
I have a few questions that I hope someone can answer.
Q1. Mblock3 vs Mblock5. After just a quick look on this forum reading a few posts I have noticed that Mblock5 doesn’t have a serial terminal. Is there a work around for this like opening a puTTY terminal??
Q2. if there isn’t a serial terminal for Mblock5 does this also mean that it can’t graph data coming out of the serial terminal like for tuning PIDs??
Q3. Looking at the schematic the bluetooth module and serial to USB are on the same UART port so does this mean that you cna use bluetooth connection as if it was a USB connection??
Q4 I did also notice that there was a question about the 2 on board light sensor on the ring shield and that only Mblock3 has the pre made block for kids to use it. Is there lots of blocks that are on Mblock3 that are not on Mblock5 and can’t any block on Mblock3 be converted in a Mblock5?