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Playful immersion in advanced STEM. Teachable robots solve kid-built mazes with artificial intelligence. Supports 2 Hexbug Spiders.
Playful immersion in advanced STEM. Teachable robots solve kid-built mazes with artificial intelligence. Supports 2 Hexbug Spiders.
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App update: improved compatibility between phones and IR blasters

Posted by Brad Knox (Creator)
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Hi, everyone!

I've released a new version of the app, available on iOS via the TestFlight app or on Android here. I'm optimistic—but not 100% confident—that this update will solve most or all of the IR blaster issues some backers have reported, as long as they go through the initial setup sequence again. 

Here's what's new:

  • I've overhauled the initial setup sequence, with new guidance on how to place the IR blaster (see image below) and a calibration screen to tune the sound intensity of the audio that triggers the IR blaster (your phone stays at 100% volume though)
  • I also included an effort to make the UI more compatible with iPhone Xs. I tested it as much as I could without an iPhone X, so I'll be interested to hear how well it works.
Because the direction of the IR blaster has so much impact on where the IR light goes, we are now recommending this configuration.
Because the direction of the IR blaster has so much impact on where the IR light goes, we are now recommending this configuration.

 As always, reach out to info@botsalive.com with any problems, questions, feedback, etc.

Thanks, and take care!
Brad and the Bots Alive team

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