Getting Started – Basics

  1. Start with the Main Block
  2. Turning the Main Block On
  3. Connecting to the App
  4. Updating the firmware
  5. Connecting the blocks
  6. Wired connector
  7. Controlling the Blocks
  8. Battery charging
  9. Charging and playtime

1. Start with the Main Block

The Main Block is essential for your build. It provides the power, connects to your Bluetooth device and controls other blocks. Start building your robot with the Main Block and attach other blocks to it.

2. Turning the Main Block On

Put the switch to the “I” position to turn on the Main Block. In a few seconds, you will hear the startup sound indicating that the Main Block is ON. The light should turn white for a few seconds and then go to the pulsing blue, indicating that it’s ready to pair with your Bluetooth device.

3. Connecting to the App

Download Robo Live and Robo Code Apps. Available in App Store, Google Play Store, Windows Store or Fire OS Store.

Please note that our apps run on devices with the following requirements:

Apple iOS 10+
Google Android 4.4+
Windows 8+
macOS 10.13.6
Bluetooth 4.0

Make sure you have the Bluetooth and Location Services turned on and give permission for the Apps to use them (required for the correct work of Bluetooth Low Energy).

Open one of the Robo Apps. On the first screen, you will see the list of available Robo Wunderkind Main Blocks. Find yours and press “Connect”.

To disconnect from your robot go to “My Robo” screen, tap on the “…” icon, then press on “Disconnect”.

PLEASE NOTE: When you are switching the Apps, make sure you disconnect your robot from one App before switching to another, otherwise your robot will not appear as an available Bluetooth device.

4. Updating the firmware

If a firmware update is available, the app will instruct you through the process. Please make sure the Main block is connected to power during the update. The firmware update usually takes less than 2 minutes.

5. Connecting the blocks

To connect the blocks use the Universal Connectors (included in every kit). They provide power and data connection between the blocks.

Snap the Connector to one side of the block. Then attach another block with the Connector.

Make sure the Connector is attached parallel to the edges of the block.

You will hear an audio notification every time a new block is successfully attached and recognized by the Main Block. To disconnect the Universal Connector, please use the provided Disconnection Tool.

PLEASE NOTE: The Motor block doesn’t have contacts on the moving face. Make sure you connect it with the connection face.

6. Wired connector

Use the Wired Connector to provide a flexible connection between the blocks. You can use it to link separated blocks, blocks that are involved in LEGO structures or simply to connect around the moving faces as mentioned above.

Learn more about the blocks and their functions here →

7. Controlling the Blocks

Once your blocks are connected and recognized, the corresponding functions will appear in the App.

In Robo Code App you will find them as actions and triggers in the dock. Add the actions to the canvas and connect them in the order you want them to be performed. Press play and see your robot execute the code.

Read more about how to program your robot in Robo Code App →

In Robo Live App you will find them as the icons on the right side. Drag the icons to the canvas and arrange the controls in a preferable layout. Press play and control your robot in real-time using the controls on the canvas.

Read more about how to control your robot real-time with Robo Live App →

8. Battery charging

To charge your robot, connect the Main Block to power via the Micro-USB port.

If the Main Block is turned off while charging, the indication LED will not indicate the charging status (although it will still be charging). If the Main Block is turned ON, the indication LED will pulse orange while charging.

To check the battery percentage, connect to the robot via one of the Robo Wunderkind Apps. The battery status will be displayed above the Main Block on the left.

PLEASE NOTE: It’s not possible to use the robot while charging.

9. Charging and playtime

It will take about 2-3 hours to fully charge the Main Block.

The playtime may vary depending on how many Blocks are connected and is about 3-4 hours continuously.