Lego Mindstorm NXT and 12Blocks

Quickly get started with 12Blocks and the Lego Mindstorm NXT:
- Install 12Blocks from http://onerobot.org/12blocks
- Ensure your NXT is turned on and connected to the PC
- Start 12Blocks, set the Port to “Auto” and Library to “Mindstorm”.
- Load a tutorial or sample file from the “File” menu and press “Run” to load the program.

-Watch the tutorial videos here.

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PICAXE and 12Blocks

Quickly get started with 12Blocks and PICAXE:
- Install 12Blocks from http://onerobot.org/12blocks
- Ensure your PICAXE is turned on and connected to the PC
- Start 12Blocks, set the Port to your PICAXE’s port and Library to “PICAXE”. Type your chip’s type into the hardware manager option.
- Load a tutorial or sample file from the “File” menu and press “Run” to load the program.
- Watch the video here.  More video tutorials here.

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How do I run my program?

Once you’ve created your program in 12Blocks you can click the “Run” button to run the program on your device.  Doing this will:

  • Generate a text representation of the program in your device’s language.  For example, SPIN code for the TBot.
  • Compile the text and notify you of any errors.
  • Detect your device
  • Load the program to the device
  • Run the program