Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Give mBot Some Personality


In this activity, students program their mBot with a unique set of beeps, light flashes, and movements to give their robot its own personality. Students learn how to use the "define" block to simplify their code.

NOTE In this activity, students are presented with a scenario designed to engage their creativity and challenge their coding skills; step-by-step directions are not included as the activity is intended for students who are familiar with programming mBot using the mBlock Blockly app.


  • Write code to add personality or personalize mBot.
  • Create user-defined blocks using "define" blocks from the Blocks palette.
  • Troubleshoot coding issues when problems arise.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Experiment M13 from Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles Activities Module Lab Book

<i>Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles</i> Activities Module book cover

Included in the Lab Book

Vernier lab books include word-processing files of the student instructions, essential teacher information, suggested answers, sample data and graphs, and more.

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