1. Assemble the hardware#

1.1. Step 1#

  • Attach the micro:bit to the Ring:bit expansion board using the short flat head screws.

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1.2. Step 2#

  • Use the longer flat head screws to fasten the seven-hole beam to the corresponding screw holes on the XGO.

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1.3. Step 3#

  • Mount the Ring:bit expansion board with the micro:bit installed on the seven-hole beam using the long pins.

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1.4. Step 4#

  • Connect the DuPont cable reserved by XGO to the corresponding port of the Ring:bit, among which the black DuPont cable is connected to the G port, and the yellow DuPont cable and the blue DuPont cable are connected to the No. 1 and No. 2 ports. Select the appropriate port number.

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1.5. Step 5#

  • Connect your computer to the micro:bit with a USB cable:

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Start Program#

The programming of XGO is done on the Makecode platform; the Makecode platform can use graphical programming, as well as python code programming and JavaScript code programming;

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1.6. Add XGO extension library#

The steps are as follows:#

  • Create a new program, name the program name and click the Advanced button in the building block library, as follows:

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1.7. Programming Guide#

Initialize XGO

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Set XGO actions, a total of 12 actions, you can choose one action;

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Get the servo angle of XGO’s limb joints and get the current power of XGO;

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Set XGO single leg servo loading and all leg servos to debug mode;

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Turn on or off the performance mode of XGO;

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Turn on or off the XGO’s gyroscope;

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Stop the XGO cycle reciprocating around the X, Y, Z axes;

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Set the time and degree of XGO reciprocating rotation around X, Y, Z axes;

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Set the time for XGO to pan or stop and move in the X, Y, Z directions;

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Set the distance and time of the XGO leg raise;

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Set the direction, speed and time of XGO’s rotational motion;

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Set the toe direction of the XGO quadruped;

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Set the servo rotation of the XGO quadruped joint and set the servo speed or step frequency;

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Set the XGO movement or rotation and the corresponding speed;

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set XGO body height;

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Simple example#

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Link:XGO

At the same time, you can directly download the program below;

1.8. FAQ#

Note: If you want to run the numbered code program, you need to turn on the switch of Ring:bit, and also pay attention to whether the power of XGO is sufficient