Driving Your Robot

Now it is time to take control of your robot. We will be using the Adafruit Bluefruit LE Connect app. Go ahead and download it on your preferred device.

Load up the Bluefruit LE Connect app, and the first thing you will see is a list of available Bluetooth devices to connect to. Find the one that says Arduino 101 (or possibly named CurieBot, depending on your mobile device), and tap the Connect button.

Once you connect, you will see a whole bunch of device information. At the bottom of the app, tap the Controller button.

On the next screen, you will see some advanced features of the app. For now, click the Control Pad link.

The Control Pad should load up, and if you turn your phone sideways, it will expand to fill the screen.

Go ahead and use the arrows to drive your rover. Be careful, this little guy is fast! Be sure to place it on the floor first!

This guide was first published on Apr 01, 2017. It was last updated on Apr 01, 2017. This page (Driving Your Robot) was last updated on May 22, 2020.