Mirobot comes ready to roll, but if you want to change things here's how to customise the Arduino code that runs at the heart of every Mirobot.

Step one

Make sure you've got the Arduino IDE installed on your computer. If you haven't, download it and install it.

Step two

Install the Mirobot library we need to be able to run the code. First, you need to downloadthe latest version

Unzip the file you just downloaded and rename the folder to "Mirobot". Then go to the menu Sketch >> Import Library >> Add Library and when prompted select the folder you just renamed.

You can tell it is installed properly because when you go to Sketch >> Import Library again it will be listed

If you are having problems installing the library, see here for more details

Step three

In your File >> Examples menu, you should have a menu item for Mirobot (if you haven't, then the library is not installed properly). Select "firmware" and it should open up a short sketch in the Arduino IDE.

Step four

Remove the WiFi module during programming

Plug the Arduino into your computer using a USB <-> Serial adapter.

Select the port from the Tools >> Serial Port menu

Select "Arduino Pro or Pro Mini (3.3V, 8MHz) w/ ATmega328" from the Tools >> Board menu

Click on the upload icon or choose File >> Upload from the menu. You should see a success message saying that the firmware has been successfully compiled and uploaded to Mirobot

Now you can either use it as normal or start from here customising the firmware to do your bidding!