Hey @rexmagoo maybe I can help answer a few of these questions:
We don’t have this supported in Bloxter at the moment (the graphical programming language) but it can be run from Python. The reason we don’t have it in Bloxter is that we haven’t quite figured out what to do with it in Bloxter. There are a lot of advanced concepts in the balancebot project, in particular Math concepts like PID and other engineering level maths. The way it’s built right now, it’s geared for a college/high school level course, with possibly geometry and calc already understood.
What would a Bloxter level user get out of this?
Big advantages of GoPiGo3 over GoPiGo2 that may be relevant for your classroom:
- Heavier acrylic. This will survive the classroom a lot easier, being 50% thicker and much stronger.
- Better encoders. The new GoPiGo3 has incredibly precise motors and wheels. This let’s you move a specific number of cm, simply by programming.
- Better hardware. We made a lot of improvements, including power mangement, easier assembly, and better support for the components. It’s an all around better design.
Hope this helps!