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ArnoM91
New to Scratch
2 posts

What about Lego Boost

Hi
I saw on the hardware compatibility list that Lego Boost was not listed although it uses a bluetooth smarthub like on Lego WeDo.
Is a Boost support planned in a near future ?
Thanks

Arno
Mars-scratch
New to Scratch
1 post

What about Lego Boost

Please support Boost.
scooni
New to Scratch
1 post

What about Lego Boost

+1
SCRAXE
New to Scratch
72 posts

What about Lego Boost

The latest version of S2Bot now supports LEGO Boost as well as WeDo 2.0, allowing you to control the Boost hub from within Scratch:

http://www.picaxe.com/boost/

PinkyPepper
Scratcher
100+ posts

What about Lego Boost

SCRAXE wrote:

The latest version of S2Bot now supports LEGO Boost as well as WeDo 2.0, allowing you to control the Boost hub from within Scratch:

http://www.picaxe.com/boost/


Hi everyone,

I've used this free helper app S2Bot to connect Lego Boost to Scratch and it's fun. I posted a video on YouTube showing some photos, film clips and Scratch code for the Lego Boost robot called Vernie:

https://youtu.be/t01I4GvgeQc

The move hub of Lego Boost has two motors inside and you can code how many steps (turns) the motor has to make or the position the motor axis has to go to, usings Scratch. There is a thirth motor with the same features that can be connected to the hub with a small cable. Being able to programm steps is cool, but there seems to be no way to just turn the motor on and off, which made steering Vernie using the Arrow keys difficult.

Furthermore, there is a separate colour sensor, which can return numbers from 1 to 10 to Scratch, depending on which colour it “sees”.

The move hub also has a tilt sensor inside and this one returns more values than the tilt sensors of Lego WeDo. Therefore, you can also use it as a controler for a Scratch game, like you can see in this video (not by me):

https://youtu.be/ByMLV20mJeU

Please be aware a 3.BLED112 bluetooth dongle (not required for Chromebooks) is needed to use the S2Bot. No other type of dongle is compatible.

Greetings,

PinkyPepper

Last edited by PinkyPepper (Oct. 23, 2017 07:57:23)

jeanfhakim
New to Scratch
1 post

What about Lego Boost

when will s2bot support scratch 3.0? i have a Lego boost and was so excited to try it out with scratch and s2bot only to find scratch 2.0 is no longer available for chromebooks!

Last edited by jeanfhakim (Feb. 21, 2019 19:00:16)

FigureStudios104001
Scratcher
1 post

What about Lego Boost

I have lego. But I don't Have the thing that I need to add the lego.
PinkyPepper
Scratcher
100+ posts

What about Lego Boost

FigureStudios104001 wrote:

I have lego. But I don't Have the thing that I need to add the lego.

May I ask what you mean? Scratch Link is easy to download when you want to connect Lego Boost to Scratch 3.0. However, if you don't have Bluetooth 4, that's not so easy to solve.
Aleksandr2011
Scratcher
1 post

What about Lego Boost

ArnoM91 wrote:

Hi
I saw on the hardware compatibility list that Lego Boost was not listed although it uses a bluetooth smarthub like on Lego WeDo.
Is a Boost support planned in a near future ?
Thanks

Arno
PinkyPepper
Scratcher
100+ posts

What about Lego Boost

Aleksandr2011 wrote:

ArnoM91 wrote:

Hi
I saw on the hardware compatibility list that Lego Boost was not listed although it uses a bluetooth smarthub like on Lego WeDo.
Is a Boost support planned in a near future ?
Thanks

Arno


Hi Arno,

are you talking about Scratch 3.0? If so, you can easily add the Lego Boost extension by clicking the blue box with the + sign, which you can find underneath the coding blocks.

Furthermore, you need to install Scratch Link and you need to have bluetooth 4.

Greetings,

PinkyPepper

Last edited by PinkyPepper (June 28, 2019 17:40:51)

wolscratch
New to Scratch
1 post

What about Lego Boost

I have Windows 10 Pro, Scratch Link and bluetooth 4, on one computer bluetooth is CSR chip and the other has the Broadcom chip. The only thing I can affect on Boost is the color of the diode. I cannot control motors nor can I read distance. So far big yawn. I expect that there are many bugs which will be fixed soon?

So the folks at PicAxe win again. How is it that Revolution Education does such fabulous programming and yet has not been approached to help Lego out? I mean Wedo 2, Powerup, Boost etc - all a big mess with no product able to communicate with the other and programs acting stupid on Windows… Lego needs programmers and MIT could use some help too. Not harsh, just straight up.

Last edited by wolscratch (Sept. 1, 2019 05:20:48)

kevsterino
Scratcher
15 posts

What about Lego Boost

wolscratch wrote:

I have Windows 10 Pro, Scratch Link and bluetooth 4, on one computer bluetooth is CSR chip and the other has the Broadcom chip. The only thing I can affect on Boost is the color of the diode. I cannot control motors nor can I read distance. So far big yawn. I expect that there are many bugs which will be fixed soon?

So the folks at PicAxe win again. How is it that Revolution Education does such fabulous programming and yet has not been approached to help Lego out? I mean Wedo 2, Powerup, Boost etc - all a big mess with no product able to communicate with the other and programs acting stupid on Windows… Lego needs programmers and MIT could use some help too. Not harsh, just straight up.

Hey wolscratch, we've been having some issues with the LEGO BOOST extension ever since the Move Hub got new firmware. Most of the issues have been fixed at this point, but we're hoping to have the last ones squashed by next week!
rowanwatso4
Scratcher
5 posts

What about Lego Boost

My Lego boost won't work. Why?
PinkyPepper
Scratcher
100+ posts

What about Lego Boost

rowanwatso4 wrote:

My Lego boost won't work. Why?

Hi,

did you install Scratch Link and do you have Bluetooth 4 on your laptop?
rowanwatso4
Scratcher
5 posts

What about Lego Boost

yes

it keeps saying:“opps. something went wrong.”

How do I check the version of Scratch link?

Last edited by rowanwatso4 (Dec. 19, 2019 21:42:22)

PinkyPepper
Scratcher
100+ posts

What about Lego Boost

rowanwatso4 wrote:

yes

it keeps saying:“opps. something went wrong.”

How do I check the version of Scratch link?


I am sorry, I can't help you.
019482
Scratcher
6 posts

What about Lego Boost

How do you change the light on the sensor?
019482
Scratcher
6 posts

What about Lego Boost

rowanwatso4 wrote:

yes

it keeps saying:“opps. something went wrong.”

How do I check the version of Scratch link?

Did you turn it on?

Last edited by 019482 (Dec. 31, 2019 16:42:00)

rowanwatso4
Scratcher
5 posts

What about Lego Boost

@019482
yes
019482
Scratcher
6 posts

What about Lego Boost

where did you download it from? rowanwatso4

Last edited by 019482 (Dec. 31, 2019 16:45:44)

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