Quick start guide
Be a Maker is not just about learning to code. It's about learning to create. Kids use their imagination. They learn to organize, express and share ideas.
This quick start guide includes:
Be a Maker includes:
“Learn how to play” activities
These are samples activities for learning how to code Jibo (example: Jibo wants to dance). “Learn how to play” activities will be guided by Jibo, who will act as a buddy and coach, guiding kids through the activities.
This is a Jibo-specific workspace based on the open-source Scratch platform with general programming blocks (if...then, forever, when green flag clicked, etc.) and specific programming blocks for Jibo (animations, look at, etc.).
Setting up the app
If you haven't set up your Jibo yet, please refer to the Quick Start Guide that came with your Jibo
Download and open Be a Maker app
You can download it from the Apple Store.
Once you agree with the privacy, terms and conditions (you must 18 or older to accept it), the Sign In button will be enabled.
Notice that only the account of a Jibo Owner can be used to log into Be a Maker
Use your Jibo credentials to enter.
Allow the app to connect
Allow the connection between your Jibo and Be a Maker app.
Select your Jibo
Once you successfully log in, you'll see all the Jibo's connected to your account. Select the one you would like to connect to. If you only have one Jibo, you'll only see one option to chose from.
Enable commander app
A message asking for remote control permissions will be prompted. Tap and the Jibo app will open. Next, select “Enable Commander App”.
For details on how to install the Jibo app on iPad, please check official Jibo support site .
You are ready!
First steps in the app
Blocks are the puzzle-piece shapes that are used to create code in Be a Maker.
The blocks connect to each other vertically like a jigsaw puzzle.
Blocks have their own shape and a specially shaped slot that enables them to fit together – this prevents blocks from being placed in a wrong position.
Learn how to play
Tapping the Learn How to Play button will open example projects for Jibo Be a Maker app.
You can select to see Jibo performing the desired activity within the preset activities.
Once Jibo has performed the activity, you can see a short animation of how to create the script for the activity.