Monday, December 9, 2013

WeDo Software: Description

LEGO has available software for the WeDo set. The WeDo Software can be purchased from $89.95 separately or bundled with the set for $198.95 in the US. You can check local prices since a discount could be offered.

The software is really intuitive to use, the image below shows what you can find. The bottom part contains the programming icons. The upper part has PC connections, additional menus and file operations.

If there is nothing connected to the PC, the screen must look similar to the one below.

LEGO tiene disponible software para el set de WeDo. El software de WeDo puede ser comprado por $89.95 (separado) o por $198.95 (cuando se compra junto al kit) en los EEUU. Puedes revisar precios en tu país ya que a veces existen descuentos.

El software es bastante intuitivo de usar, la imagen de abajo muestra lo que puedes encontrar. La parte de abajo contiene los íconos de programación mientras que la parte superior tiene las conexiones a la PC, menús adicionales y operaciones de archivos.

Si no hay nada conectado a la PC, la pantalla debería lucir muy parecido a la de abajo.
WeDo Software (WeDo set not connected)
Software de WeDo (Set de WeDo sin conectar)

WeDo Software options
Opciones del software de WeDo
If you have the USB hub connected, you’ll see an icon for it on the top left corner (see below image). If you connect the motor to the hub, you’ll see another icon for the motor (below right image). If your PC has a microphone, you will also see an icon for it.

Si tienes el hub USB conectado, observarás un ícono en la esquina superior izquierda (ver imagen de abajo a la izquierda). Si conectas el motor al hub USB, observarás  otro ícono (ver imagen de abajo). Si la PC tiene un micrófono, observarás también un ícono.
USB hub connected (hub icon top left corner)
Hub de conexión USB (icono del hub en la esquina superior izquierda)
USB hub and motor connected (top left corner icons)
Hub de USB y motor conectado (iconos en la esquina superior izquierda)

If you click the top left yellow brick, you will find to hidden menus: Getting Started (behind the grey gear icon, the spiky circle) and the Activities (behind the yellow face icon). Check below images.

The Getting Started menu will introduce you to the basics of how everything works. You’ll find connections and programming instructions to see what happens. If unsure, click the question mark on the bottom right corner to learn more about each function.

The Activities menu has the instructions to assemble and to program the 12 robots included with the software. There are 4 different themes: Amazing Mechanisms (dancing birds, smart spinner and drumming monkey), Wild Animals (hungry alligator, roaring lion and flying bird), Play Soccer (goal kicker, goal keeper and cheerful fans), Adventure Stories (airplane rescue, giant escape and sailboat storm)

Si haces clic en la parte superior izquierda sobre el ladrillo Amarillo encontrarás dos menús escondidos: Inicio Básico (Getting Started, bajo el ícono del engranaje gris) y el de Actividades (debajo del ícono de la cara amarilla). Ver las imágenes de abajo.

El Menú Básico introduce las nociones sobre cómo funciona cada cosa. Encontrarás instrucciones de conexiones y de programación para entenderlo. En caso de dudas, clic en el signo de interrogación en la esquina inferior izquierda para aprender más acerca de cada función.

El menú de Actividades tiene instrucciones para ensamblar y programas los 12 robots incluidos con el software. Hay 4 temas diferentes: Mecanismos Asombrosos (pájaros bailarines, peonza/trompo inteligente y mono tamborilero), Animales Salvajes (caimán hambriento, león rugiente y pájaro volador), Juego de Fútbol (Tirador, Portero y Animadores) y Cuentos de Aventura (rescate en el avión, huida del gigante y tormenta en el velero).

Getting Started menu (when selecting the yellow brick on the top left corner and the grey gear icon)
Menú Básico de Inicio (cuando se hace clic en el ladrillo amarillo en la esquina superior izquierda y sobre el engranaje gris)
Activities menu (when clicking the yellow brick on the top left corner and the yellow face icon)
Menú de Actividades (cuando se hace clic en el ladrillo amarillo en la esquina superior izquierda y sobre la cara amarilla)


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