Thursday, August 30, 2012

Water saving robots in Australia, programmed with Minibloq

Andrew Lawrance told us about a very interesting development he and the students at the Bartle Frere State School are doing. Located in Queensland, Australia, the school won a Reef Guardian "Water Warriors Award" ( in 2011, for their efforts to reduce water consumption. There, they built an Arduino controlled "water saving robot", and programmed it using Minibloq. Andrew and his students are also working with mobile robots and Minibloq:
Here is a nice article on a local online magazine from Queensland: (the article is in page 4).
Andrew has been contributing to the Minibloq project in other ways. He has made a nice tutorial on how to add custom blocks to Minibloq, and posted it to the forum: He also developed the first third-party custom block for Minibloq, using the XML interface (plus a bit of  Arduino C/C++ code).

As always, we really like to post interesting things made with Minibloq. If you have a project and want to share it with us, just post about it in the forum, or mention us in Twitter (@juliandasilvag). Thanks!