Learning Math and CS with Robotics

Download Linkbot Labs to Run Linkbots, Arduino, and/or Ch (C/C++ Interpreter)


1. RoboBlockly with Virtual Robots and Hardware Robots

RoboBlockly can be accessed by any modern web browser (Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Raspberry Pi, iPad, tablet, smartphone) to experiment with virtual Linkbot robots. No account and downloads are necessary.

In order to control hardware Linkbots and Barobo Arduino-Compatible boards, either in RoboBlockly, Ch, or Python, software must be downloaded and installed on the computer. This software is available for Windows, MacOSX, and Chromebook machines as well as Raspberry Pi.


2. Software Options

Windows and MacOSX: To control Linkbots and Barobo Arduino-Compatible boards using the block-based programming available in RoboBlockly, users can download and install Linkbot Labs, which is then accessible via the RoboBlockly left sidebar. Linkbot Labs includes a full suite of applications for C/C++ programming capabilities. These applications include:

  • C-STEM Studio (with RoboSim)
  • Ch Linkbot Controller
  • ChIDE (an Integrated Development Environment for C/C++ Interpreter Ch)
  • Ch Command Shell
  • Ch Arduino

Chromebooks: To control hardware Linkbots using a Chromebook, users can download and install a Chrome extension for the Linkbot IDE (Integrated Development Environment). To control Barobo Arduino-Uno-Compatible boards with a Chromebook, users can download and install a Chrome extension for the Arduino Controller. 

Raspberry Pi: The new version of LInkbot Labs for Raspberry Pi runs in Raspbian and Raspberry Pi OS. Linkbot Labs  includes C-STEM Studio, Linkbot Labs, and Ch (Ch is free for Raspberry Pi).


3. Go to Downloads Page (RoboBlockly Account Required)

A RoboBlockly account is required to download the software. If you don't already have an account, you can sign up for a free account here. Once you are signed in to your account, click here to go to the Downloads page.