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 build a small sequence!

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.

App For Marty V2

Download the Marty the Robot app here:

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What will I see in the Controller?

Marty Controller   Controller

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

The arrows on the left 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 border 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.

Marty Controller   Controller ArrowsThe dot in the middle 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.

Marty Controller   Sequencer Slow Fast Slider

You can also control how fast Marty will move when using the directional arrows or the Joystick by changing the speed slider. 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.

The Sequencer

You can enter the sequencer mode by pressing the toggle on the left of the screen. When you enter sequencer mode you will see dots appear on the race track and the joystick disappear.

Marty Controller   Sequencer

The sequencer in the controller allows you to sequence up to 15 commands that Marty will perform when you press play. To build a sequence all you need to do is select the movements you want Marty to perform and press the green flag to start, is it important to note that you can change the speed of each individual movement. Marty will run through the sequence and automatically stop when Marty gets to the end. If you want to stop Marty during the sequence you can do this by pressing the stop button which replaces the green flag during the sequence. Once Marty has ran through your sequence you can either get Marty to do it again or you can build a new sequence by pressing clear.

Marty Controller   Sequencer Full

Task Runner