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Swift Playgrounds and robots

June 1, 2017.

Lego Mindstorms EV3.

Lego Mindstorms EV3. © Lego A/S.

Next Monday, Apple will be launching the latest update for Swift Playgrounds, the iPad software for learning to program in Swift. This version will control robots and drones! Apple announced that many products are already compatible with the application, for example the Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, the Sphero SPRK+ ball, and several Parrot drones, among others, which all connect to the tablet via Bluetooth. While the educational application primarily targets youth, we believe that the ability to control robots through code will also appeal to the not-so-young… in fact, Apple noted that Swift Playgrounds is being used by over one million people all over the world.

The Verge, “Apple’s Swift Playgrounds coding app now supports robots, drones, and toys.”