Getting Started on mTiny

This page describes some basic operation on mTiny and the tap pen controller. Read it carefully if you use the mTiny robot kit for the first time.

Charge mTiny and the tap pen controller

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Buttons on the tap pen controller

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1: Power button

Long press the button to turn on or turn off

the tap pen controller.

 

2: Confirm button

Press the button to run the input program, or repeat the last program.

 

3: Stop button

Press the button to stop the action in progress.

Turn on/turn off

1. To power on mTiny, turn the knob clockwise until you hear a click sound.

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Note: After turning on mTiny, you can rotate the knob to adjust the volume.

2. To power on the tap pen controller, press and hold the power button for 2 seconds.

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Note: Press and hold the power button (about 2 seconds) until all indicator lights turn off to power off the tap pen controller.

Pairing mTiny with the tap pen controller

Before pairing, restart mTiny and the tap pen controller. Then complete the pairing as follows:

1. Press and hold the two buttons for 2 seconds.

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2. Move the tap pen controller close to mTiny to start pairing.

The indicators blink alternately in blue and red.

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After the pairing is successful, the indicators are steady on in blue.

Status indicators

Status indicator of mTiny

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Blue breathing light

In sleep mode

Note: After mTiny enters the sleep mode, you can move the joystick on the tap pen controller or shake mTiny to wake it up.

Red breathing light Charging
Steady on in green Charging completed
Blinks in red

Low battery

Note: To check the battery level of mTiny, tilt mTiny and hold it for a while. mTiny displays the battery level of both mTiny and the tap pen controller.

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Blinks in blue Not paired with the tap pen controller
Blinks alternately in red and blue

Pairing with the tap pen controller

Steady on in blue Pairing succeeded

 

Status indictor of the tap pen controller

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Blue breathing light

In sleep mode

Note: After the tap pen controller enters the sleep mode, you can move the joystick on it wake it up.

Red breathing light Charging
Steady on in green Charging completed
Blinks in red

Low battery

Note: To check the battery level of the tap pen controller, tilt mTiny and hold it for a while. mTiny displays the battery level of both mTiny and the tap pen controller.

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Blinks in blue Not paired with mTiny
Blinks alternately in red and blue

Pairing with mTiny

Steady on in blue Pairing succeeded

 

Control mTiny with the joystick

Push the joystick in different directions to move mTiny.

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Use maps and cards

Use the maps and cards included in the map pack by referring to the story book "mTiny and His Friends."

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Map pack

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Themed maps

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Coding cards

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Activity cards

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Game cards

For details about the coding cards, see Using Coding Cards.

Make mTiny up

Use the masks and flags included in the map pack to make mTiny up.

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Masks

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Flags

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Put a marker into the pen slot of mTiny

1. Take out a marker delivered with the mTiny robot kit.

2. Rotate the cap of the marker to open it.

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3. Place the marker.

(1) Press the cover of the pen slot down to unlock it and take it out.

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(2) Put the marker into the pen slot.

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(3) Put the cover back and press it down to lock it. 

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