RoboBlockly at www.roboblockly.com can be accessed by any modern web browser (Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Raspberry Pi, iPad, tablet, smartphone) to experiment with virtual Linkbots. No account and downloads are necessary.
In order to control hardware Linkbots and Arduino, either in RoboBlockly, Ch, or Python, software must be downloaded, as described below.
Windows and MacOSX
Option 1. To control hardware Linkbots and/or Arduino boards using RoboBlockly, download Linkbot Labs v2.2.2 (includes "ChDuino" application to control Arduino):
Option 2. To control hardware Linkbots and/or Arduino boards using RoboBlockly and Ch and use the full C-STEM curriculum, download the latest C-STEM Studio. C-STEM Studio v6.0 or higher includes Linkbot Labs, Ch IDE (for direct C programming), and Ch Arduino software:
To control hardware Linkbots using a Chromebook, download and install the latest versions of the Linkbot IDE (Integrated Development Environment, version 0.2.5) and Linkbot Firmware Updater (version 0.1.0) extensions:
To use Arduino boards with a Chromebook, download and install the latest version of the Arduino Controller (version 0.3.3) extension:
Download C-STEMbian, which is a superset of Raspbian. C-STEMbian includes C-STEM Studio, Linkbot Labs, and Ch (Ch is free in C-STEMbian). If you have Raspbian already installed in your Pi, you can just download C-STEM Studio: