Last modified by Coleman Benson on 2022/04/12 12:12






So you're interested in FlowBotics Studio to create stand-alone Apps? In this section, you should be able to find all the information you need to do just that.
Getting Started
FlowBotics Studio is a software development platform to create stand-alone executable programs ("apps") for your robots (running on Windows OS). Apps are primarily made using the FlowBotics graphical programming language, but can also include some blocks of Ruby textual code. If you haven't yet starting making projects in FlowBotics, we recommend starting with this tutorial.
Modifying a Project from the App Store
If you want to learn FlowBotics Studio by first modifying an existing app, the Phidgets series of apps were designed to be make this very easy. We've made a great tutorial on how to make changes to the Phidget 8/8/8 App.
Modifying a Project that came with FlowBotics Studio
If you are modifying one of the Lynxmotion projects that is included with FlowBotics Studio, this programming guide will show you where to make changes.
Implementing Serial Protocol
Many hardware devices communicate with the computer using a serial protocol. Some are simple ASCII-based protocols, but others can be more complex binary ones that require checksums. No matter, both can easily be made in FlowBotics. Here's a Lynxmotion SSC-32 Protocol Tutorial which is ASCII-based and a Dynamixel Protocol Tutorial which is binary.

Go to Tutorial: Lynxmotion SSC-32 Protocol


Go to Tutorial: Dynamixel Protocol


Making an App from Scratch
Starting with FlowBotics Studio version 3.0.7, everyone can now generate their own FlowBotics App. These apps are standalone Windows programs (EXEs) that have an integrated activation system which make them ready to sell in the RobotShop App Store. Here's how to convert your project into an app.
Created by Eric Nantel on 2022/03/16 14:33
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