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Marty Controller

This document shows you how to get started with the Marty Controller on the Marty v2 app.

What is the Marty Controller?

Our Marty controller is a great introduction to Robotic movement, and helps you get comfortable with using Marty, before getting your hands on more traditional coding. With the controller, you can make Marty walk, wave, kick and even dance!

How do I access the Controller?

In our App simply click on the Controller button after scanning for and connecting to your Marty V2. If you are unfamiliar with how our app works please check out the introduction user guide here.

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What will I see in the Controller?

This is what you will see in the Marty controller. The 7 buttons at the top are all commands Marty can do while staying in one place.

The arrows in the middle make Marty walk and slide, tapping the green arrow will make Marty take one step forward; yellow arrow, one step backwards; blue arrow, slide once to the left; purple, slide once to the right. The color of the arrows are the same as our Marty Unplugged color cards, for example the green color card makes Marty walk forward in unplugged mode.

joystick.jpgThe dot in the middle highlighted above is the Marty Joystick. Dragging the dot forward or backwards will make Marty walk forwards or backwards and the more you move the dot from the centre, the longer Marty's steps will be. Unless dragged forward or back, the Joystick will make Marty turn to the left or right, in varying degrees.

The speed slider at the bottom controls how fast Marty will move when using the directional arrows or the Joystick. Moving the slider to the right will make Marty move much more quickly, whereas moving the arrow to the left will make Marty much slower.