PictoBlox Release Notes

PictoBlox V1.0.8 (Current Version)

Release Date - July 14, 2019

Updates

  1. Updated Dabble library for Arduino Boards and ESP32.
PictoBlox V1.0.7

Release Date - July 9, 2019

New features:

  1. Added support for new actuators and sensors for evive, Arduino Mega, Uno, and Nano:
    1. Stepper Motor using A4988 Driver
    2. 28BYJ-48 Stepper Motor
    3. IMU Sensor - MPU6050
  2. Added extensions for evive, Arduino Mega, Uno, and Nano:
    1. Humanoid Robot
    2. Robotic Arm (4-axis)
  3. Enabled hardware control in stage mode via Bluetooth. Now evive, Arduino Uno, Mega, and Nano can interact with PictoBlox using Bluetooth.
  4. Added compatibility with ESP32 board (Currently works only in Upload Mode). Now you can program the ESP32 board using the following extensions:
    1. ESP32 basic functions
    2. Actuators
    3. Sensors
    4. Dabble
    5. Lightning
    6. Communication
    7. IoT

Updates

  1. Added examples for Arduino Uno and ESP32 board. 
  2. GUI changed for board connection via USB cable and Bluetooth module
  3. General bugs fixed & system improvements.
PictoBlox V1.0.6

Release Date - May 14, 2019

Updates

  1. WebGL issue resolved.
  2. Added Redo and Undo buttons
  3. GUI Changed for Upload/Stage mode button and Save icon.
  4. Added new Sprites and Backgrounds.
  5. Implemented automatic Arduino driver installation while software installation.
  6. General bugs fixed & system improvements.
PictoBlox V1.0.5

Release Date - April 10, 2019

New Features

  1. Added support for new displays, actuators, and sensors for evive, Arduino Mega, Uno, and Nano:
    1. R309 Fingerprint Sensor
    2. DS18B20 Waterproof Temperature Sensor
    3. Keypad Sensor
    4. RFID Sensor
    5. LCD Display 16 x 2
    6. 4 x 7 Segment Display
    7. 8 x 8 Dot Metrix Display
    8. Stepper Motor using A4988 Driver
    9. 28BYJ-48 Stepper Motor
  2. Added new block, display (matrix) of size () px at position (), (), color () & background (), to display a 20 x 16 matrix on evive TFT display. This block works in both stage mode and upload mode.
    display Matrix
  3. Added support for new Dabble App modules - Camera module, Colour Sensing module, IoT module (Data Logger, Messaging & Notification), Music module, and Oscilloscope module.
  4. Added 16 tutorials - 
    1. Getting Started with Stage Mode
    2. Getting Started with Upload Mode
    3. Make a Torch (Digital Output)
    4. Jump Around (Digital Input)
    5. Scuttle Around (Analog Input)
    6. Touch to Sound
    7. Vary the Brightness
    8. Chase the Puffer Fish
    9. Run the Motor
    10. Turn the Servo
    11. Write on the Screen
    12. Draw a Flag
    13. Interfacing Ultrasonic Sensor
    14. Dabble: Gamepad Module
    15. Dabble: Terminal Module
    16. Dabble: Sensor Module
  5. Added serial monitor, allowing the user to visualize the data coming from the hardware connected to PictoBlox and send data to the device.
  6. Added prompt message when you save the program.
  7. Added examples for evive, Arduino Uno, Mega and Nano.

Updates

  1. Firmware for evive, Arduino Uno, Mega, and Nano.
  2. New slider feature for a number input, making easy for students to change the number using the slider.
    slider
PictoBlox V1.0.0

Release Date - January 25, 2019

New Features

  1. Added support for interacting and programming evive, Arduino Uno, Mega, and Nano.
  2. Added extensions for evive - 
    1. evive
    2. Dabble App
    3. Sensors
    4. Display
    5. Actuators
    6. Internet of Things
    7. Communication
    8. Lighting
  3. Added extensions for Arduino Mega, Uno, and Nano - 
    1. Dabble App
    2. Sensors
    3. Actuators
    4. Communication
    5. Lighting
  4. Integrated functions of Scratch 3.0
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