RobotProg
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Program a virtual robot with a flowchart: first you draw the flowchart, then you run the program and watch the robot executing your program. With RobotProg you can learn programming bases by means of gradual levels. At the last level, you may program several robots playing games on the same ground. RobotProg includes documentation for using the application and programming.
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • new flowchart blocks
  • score
  • bugs fixed
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later






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smorr reviewed on 14 Jun 2005
An excellent app for teaching basic programming concepts to beginners. I used in my Grade 8 class room and found it much better for sequencing statements and explaining branching and loops than other environments such as microworlds.

However, the app is plagued by minor bugs (unexpected quits, can't select objects after placing them, thinks flowcharts are incomplete when they are) Fortunately, a save and relaunch of the app takes care of the bugs. Also the app has several feature deficiencies. Could use:
* a print function,
* the ability to TRULY copy and paste (often parts get left out, hard to paste and place where you want thing),
* the ability to clean up the flow links
* the ability to save individual subroutines and import them into other flowcharts
* the ability to select multiple blocks and group and move them.
* the ability to closely tie grounds with programs (ie when loadin a program, it loads a concordant ground)
* the ability to set(program) new purposes for the robot and tie these with grounds or programs.

The developer is open to helping people out.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Feb 2005
The gameplay is relatively slow, but it can be slightly challenging. A fun little program, for awhile.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 21 Apr 2005
it's not a game, it's a teaching programming thing
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Anonymous commented on 21 Apr 2005
The robot moves are now a bit faster in version 1.1.
The robot speed can be changed even during program execution.
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Anonymous commented on 21 Apr 2005
It reminds me of ChipWits, and that is a happy memory.

Suggestions: allow for more than one robot at a time. Populate the maze with helpful and harmful objects.
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Anonymous commented on 22 Apr 2005
At last level (6) you can program up to 8 robots.
You can also edit the ground : it is possible to add walls, energy sockets and set inner or outer tiles : very easy to design a maze, more difficult to write a program to exit the maze and working for any start position .....
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Downloads:4,652
Version Downloads:2,886
Type:Development : Tutorials
License:Free
Date:21 Apr 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Program a virtual robot with a flowchart: first you draw the flowchart, then you run the program and watch the robot executing your program. With RobotProg you can learn programming bases by means of gradual levels. At the last level, you may program several robots playing games on the same ground. RobotProg includes documentation for using the application and programming.


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