2. Smart Cutebot Samples for Python#


2.1. Add Python File#

Download to unzip it: EF_Produce_MicroPython-master Go to Python editor

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We need to add Cutebot.py for programming. Click “Load/Save” and then click “Show Files (1)” to see more choices, click “Add file” to add Cutebot.py from the unzipped package of EF_Produce_MicroPython-master.

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2.2. API#


CUTEBOT(object)

Create an object.

set_motors_speed(self, left_wheel_speed: int, right_wheel_speed: int)

Set the speed of both wheels:

    `left_wheel_speed: int` Speed of the left: -100~100
    `right_wheel_speed: int` Speed of the right: -100~100

set_car_light(self, light: int, R: int, G: int, B: int)

Set the color of the headlights:

    `light`:Choose the lights
    `R`:channel color-255`
    `G`:channel color-255`
    `B`:channel color-255`

get_distance(self, unit: int = 0)

Get the distance from the ultrasonic sound sensor:

    `unit`detecting the distances:` 0 `cm,` 1 `lnch

get_tracking(self)

Get the status from the tracking headers:

    return:`00` all in white
           `10` left in black and right in white
           `01` left in white and right in black
           `11` all in black

set_servo(self, servo, angle)

Choose the servos and set the angles/speed:

        `servo (number)`choose the servos 1,2
       `angle (number)`set the angles of the servo 0~180

2.3. Samples#


Sample 1: Drive the car at a full speed.#

from microbit import *
from Cutebot import *
ct = CUTEBOT()
ct.set_motors_speed(100, 100)

Result#

  • The speed of the left and right wheels is at 100, the car moves forward at the full speed.

Sample 2: Turn the headlights on#

from microbit import *
from Cutebot import *
ct = CUTEBOT()
ct.set_car_light(left, 0, 90, 90)
ct.set_car_light(right, 200, 200, 0)

Result#

  • The two headlights light up in different colours.

Sample 3: Obstacles avoidance#

from microbit import *
from Cutebot import *

dis = CUTEBOT()

while(True):
    i = dis.get_distance(0)
    if i>3 and i<20:
        dis.set_motors_speed(-50, 50)
        sleep(500)
    else:
        dis.set_motors_speed(50, 50)

Result#

  • The Cutebot turns its direction once it detects any obstacle ahead of it.

Sample 4: Line-tracking#

from microbit import *
from Cutebot import *

dis = CUTEBOT()

while(True):
    i = dis.get_tracking()
    if i == 10:
        dis.set_motors_speed(10, 50)
    if i == 1:
        dis.set_motors_speed(50, 10)   
    if i == 11:
        dis.set_motors_speed(25, 25)  

Result#

  • The Cutebot drives along with the black line.

Sample 5: Control the servo#

from microbit import *
from Cutebot import *

dis = CUTEBOT()

while(True):
    dis.set_servo(0,180)
    sleep(1000)
    dis.set_servo(0,0)
    sleep(1000)

Result#

  • The servo connecting to S1 continues driving back and forth.

2.4. FAQ#


About the reported error:

ValueError Error content
speed error,-100~100 The speed of the left/right wheel is beyond the threshold that we set
RGB is error The parameter of the color of the headlight is beyond the threshold that we set
select servo error,1,2 The parameter of the servo connections is wrong
angle error,0~180 The setting to the angles of the servos is wrong

2.5. Relevant Case#


2.6. Technique File#