Resources

Software Installation

You have your Barnabas Robotics product and now you need to connect to your computer so that you can start coding.  You'll need to first install the software.  Regardless if you have a PC, Mac or Chromebook, we have you covered!  If you're looking for  specific file, we have them here as well.  If you can't find what you're looking for, you can also contact us!

  • Easy Software Install: A simple click-through installer that installs everything that you need.
  • Manual Software Install:  A step  by  step  guide to install software along with download links.
  • Connecting Hardware: A step by step guide to get your computer to communicate with your Barnabas hardware so that you can start sending code to it.
  • Arduino  IDE: Arduino is a free software that we often use in class to program our robot. Arduino is easily installed through their website.  Available for Windows, Mac and Linux.  Not needed if you have already gone through Easy or Manual Software Installs.
  • CH340 Driver: The hardware we use makes it necessary to install a driver which allows the robot and computer to talk to each other. Available for Windows and Mac.  Not required for Chrome OS.  Not needed if you have already gone through Easy or Manual Software Installs.
  • Otto Library: To program Otto, you must download additional libraries. We have collected the libraries needed and they can be found below. Each of these folders must be placed into Documents>Arduino>libraries on your desktop. The following resource goes over this in detail here: https://www.arduino.cc/en/guide/libraries
  • Ardublock (Latest): Ardublock software file.  Not needed if you have already gone through Easy or Manual Software Installs
  • Python Software Install: Installation required for our python classes

 

Open-Source Projects

Looking for some free STEM curriculum or project ideas?  Check out the resources below.  If any of the items below benefit you, and you would like to give back, please contact us to find out how you can contribute back to our growing repository of free STEM resources.