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.

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Turn
Turn
Turn
Tap and sound
Turn
Say your name
Group photo
Group photo
Repeat
Repeat
Say hello everyone!
Say hello everyone!
Dance twerk
Dance twerk
Jibo loves you
Jibo loves you
Set volume
Set volume
Tap and laugh
Tap and laugh
Take photo and save
Take photo and save
Eat pizza
Eat pizza
Follow you
Follow you
Look at the stars
Look at the stars
See you
See you
Shhh! It's a secret
Shhh! It's a secret
Will you guess?
Will you guess?
You can be a chef
You can be a chef
Possible monsters
Possible monsters
Jibo helps you
Jibo helps you
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Workspace

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.).

workspace

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

Download and open Be a Maker app

You can download it from the Apple Store.

Download and open Be a Maker app
Sign in

Sign in

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.

Sign in
Allow the app to connect

Allow the app to connect

Allow the connection between your Jibo and Be a Maker app.

Allow the app to connect
Select your Jibo

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.

Select your Jibo
Enable commander app

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 .

Enable commander app

You are ready!

First steps in the app

Blocks

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.

Learn how to play