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Robot Virtual Worlds on iPad

Additional Ruins of Atlantis levels. Click to enlargeIf you like programming but don’t have a robot, or you just can’t get enough of programming robots, then go check out the latest version of the Robot Virtual Worlds iPad app.  It was updated yesterday and comes with a massive slew of new features:

  • New control structures:
    • RepeatUntil loops
    • If-Else statements
    • WaitUntil
  • New Sensors:
    • Distance (sonar)
    • Touch
    • Gyro
  • Additional motor commands
  • Nested loop support
  • Sensor data output for debugging
  • Lots of new programming challenges

Here are some screenshots, click on them to see a much larger version.

Lots of new VEX IQ challenges! - Click to enlarge  2015-03-25 08.00.41

Check how many extra VEX IQ challenges there are!  They’re heaps of fun and with the extra control structures, you can make pretty powerful programs now, rather than just simple sequential motor commands.  You can now make super accurate turns using the gyro and a simple waitUntil block, like this:

Pivot turn with RVW and a gyro

Bonus feature is that it fixes a bug that was introduced with iOS 8.2, so go check it out!

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.