Uploading Block Programs with Ardublock
Starting with version 220.127.116.11, SparkiDuino includes Ardublock, a way you can program Sparki using beginner friendly blocks.
This guide will show you how to upload new code onto Sparki made with Ardublock.
Uploading new code will erase any old code. This example will disable the remote. You can re-upload remote code later.
Plug in Sparki via USB. The status light should pulse red. Wait for this to stop.
Start by opening Ardublock. It’s an option located in the ‘Tools’ menu of SparkiDuino
With Ardublock launched, open the example program. This will give you something to upload.
From SparkiDuino’s menu, select Tools > Board > ArcBotics Sparki.
From SparkiDuino’s menu, select Tools > Port > ArcBotics Sparki
Upload the program by pressing “Upload to Arduino” in Ardublock. SparkiDuino will show “Compiling Sketch”, “Uploading”, and then “Done Uploading”.
When code is uploading, Sparki’s red status light will pulse, then blink rapidly while code is uploading.