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Evo Updates

Evo is an app-connected coding robot for the next generation of creators. The bot has regular app and firmware updates. To get the new features and content covered below, just open the Evo app and connect to your Evo. If you have an update available, a pop-up will appear.

 

2.2.268 APP UPDATE

December 24, 2018

In-App OzoBlockly
Hack your bot’s behavior with the OzoBlockly Editor now right in the app! For tablet users only, in-app OzoBlockly has different skill levels from Beginner to Master coding.

Tricks
Equip your Evo with Tricks—stunts, emotes, and show-offy moves built with code—in the new Programs & Tricks Section. From there, star Tricks to save them on your Evo and access them without the app. Owners of Unicorn or Racer Wearable Skins for Evo, there are exclusive Tricks just for you! Go to Profile, then tap the gear icon and “Enter Redeem Code” to unlock your Wearable Tricks.

FYI, if you created an Evo App account prior to 12/24/18, there are a few changes to be aware of with Tricks.

Update: You can now choose exactly what Tricks you’d like to save to Evo (even Tricks you created!)
Previously: Evo’s Tricks were limited to Follow, Escape, and Music.
Explanation: We want you to have options! Change up the types of Tricks Evo has saved in its memory as often as you’d like.

Update: Running Tricks without the App is easier than ever. Cover all of Evo’s sensors, wait for the tone, and press the power button to choose a Trick to run.
Previously: Cover Evo’s sensors to cycle through Tricks.
Explanation: The new method for running tricks without the app gives you more control over putting Evo in Tricks mode and selecting exactly which Trick you’d like to run.

Read on for more information.

What happened to the OG Evo Tricks:  Follow, Escape, and Music?
Evo’s Tricks are now saved and run from the Programs & Tricks section of the Evo App. However, we didn’t want to override any of the programs/tricks you saved to the Evo app previously, so you have the option to add Follow, Escape, and Music to your Programs & Tricks if you desire!

  1. In the OzoBlockly Editor (on a computer or tablet),  open the Trick you’d like to save to the App
    For Follow: ozo.bot/follow-trick
    For Escape: ozo.bot/escape-trick
    For Music: ozo.bot/music-trick
  2. Sign in to OzoBlockly using the same account information you use in the Evo App
  3. Save the Trick to your programs (in the Programs tab in the right sidebar)
  4. Back in the Evo app, find the Trick in the Programs & Tricks section

Alternatively, you can create a completely new account in the Evo App. New accounts populate with 8 default tricks, including Follow, Escape, Music, and more.

Running Tricks without the App

  1. In the Programs & Tricks section of the Evo app, star up to 5 programs to save to Evo. Star them in the order you’d like them to be saved in Evo’s memory
  2. Wait for Tricks to sync with Evo
  3. Cover all four of Evo’s sensors until you hear a tone
  4. Press the power button once to run Trick #1, twice to run Trick #2, and so on…

Watch the video above to see how to star and run Evo’s tricks!


Additional enhancements in version 2.2.268 include new onboarding, an expanded Help Section, and support for Evo firmware 1.13.

 

1.13 FIRMWARE UPDATE

December 24, 2018

New features:

  • When performing a U-Turn Color Code, Evo will maintain its current speed (Slow, Cruise, Fast, Turbo) while turning.
  • Make Evo faster than ever with OzoBlockly, using the new speed multiplier block. Find the speed multiplier block in the Master level, under Movement.

 

1.12 FIRMWARE UPDATE

October 2018

Bug fixes and polish.

 

2.1.252 APP UPDATE

October 8, 2018

Bonjour, ciao, and hallo to our friends in the EU! This app update introduced GDPR compliance and updates to our Privacy Policy

 

1.11 FIRMWARE UPDATE

April 26, 2018

We fixed an issue that kept Evo from updating with an Avenger Action Skin on. 

 

2.1.2 APP UPDATE

May 12, 2018

Please note: the 2.1.2 update only affects the app experience when using Evo with Avenger Action Skins. Don’t have an Action Skin? Learn more here

Hero Interaction

What’s better than friends? SUPER friends! Suit up with an Avenger Action Skin and test out the new Hero Interaction feature, added with the 2.1.2 Evo app update.

To experience Hero Interaction, you need two or more Evos and two or more Action Skins. Attach your skins, power on, and open the app. Once connected, navigate to the Drive screen. While in Drive, your Hero will scan the area and call out any other Avenger Action Skins—or enemies! When Iron Man detects Hulk, for example, he might say “Hey, Mean Green.” Hero Interaction uses Evo’s proximity sensors, so two skins need to be a few inches from each other for the feature to work. Give it a try, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Power Moves

Also from the Drive screen, activate mighty #BuiltWithOzoBlockly power moves just for your Hero, plus voice and lights effects.

 

1.10 FIRMWARE UPDATE

March 1, 2018

Enjoy enhancements to Evo’s audio, new proximity sensor communication support for OzoBlockly, plus bug fixes and polish.

 

1.9 FIRMWARE UPDATE

January 25, 2018

Bug fixes and polish.

 

2.1 APP UPDATE

December 21, 2017

Get rewarded for all the ways you play, code, and create with Evo. View your profile to see activities you and Evo can do to level up, from Color Codes to Tricks to OzoBlockly programming. As you level up, you’ll earn coins, which you can spend on upgraded avatars. Just wait until you see them. In the world of Evo avatars, unicorns do exist…

To see your profile and pick an avatar, go to the home screen and select View Profile in the upper left. Tap on your current avatar to see other ones you’ve unlocked. All of the Evo activities that earn coins are listed in the Activity Log.

Go back to the home screen and select the Play menu. Tap OzoBlockly and check out 6 featured OzoBlockly programs, from Dance Lesson to Rev Up to Color Match. Tap a programand Evo will bring it to life! Find instructions for how to interact with Evo at the top of your app screen.

Create new OzoBlockly programs at ozoblockly.com/editor to fill the rest of the app’s My Programs section. Use programs to remix Evo’s code and teach your bot new tricks.

Visit the Explore section for super creative Evo projects to help you level up even more.

Also:
– Improved OzoLaunch controls
– Enhanced design, music, and sound effects

 

2.0 APP UPDATE

November 10, 2017

Explore a whole new look and feel for the Evo app. Tap your Evo, then ‘More Info’ to run checkups and get great new content like Tricks and sounds. A new Experience Pack feature tracks your progress and awards stars for completing your pack. The Experience Pack is full of activities that teach you to code Evo with colors. Use stars to unlock future content, like upgraded avatars.

 

1.7 FIRMWARE UPDATE

November 1, 2017

Evo Tricks

Play with Evo’s sensors to trigger three tricks–Follow, Music, and Escape. Power Evo on and bond with the bot in Follow, as Evo follows your finger wherever you lead.

 

To switch between tricks, cover all four sensors. When Evo’s front lights all turn green, quickly let go. In Music, create songs simply by covering Evo’s sensors.

 

Cover all four sensors again to trigger Evo’s Escape trick and experiment all over again.

 

Teach Evo new tricks anytime with OzoBlockly. Drag and drop colorful blocks of code to write an OzoBlockly program that makes Evo chase the cat or own an obstacle course. Then load the code just by holding your coding robot up to your screen!

Experience Pack

With an all-new Evo Experience Pack, discover how to code Evo with colors. Experience Packs are free for Evo owners, so just get yours at ozobot.com/exp. You can download and print the PDF, or give us your address and we’ll ship a pack to you. Shipped packs also come with color code stickers!

Once you have your pack, pull out your markers, power on your Evo, and open the Evo app. As you complete the pack and learn new color codes, you’ll earn stars in the app!

  • Staff.Sandra Brown

    While these tricks are cool, how can I keep them from starting up? My students are using the Ozobots and they keep “getting possessed” as we call it. They suddenly flash red eyes and go off the track then randomly run around. I can see that the Follow command is on (which I didn’t know about until I just read this), but we just want them to follow the lines and codes at this point. Sometimes we have to calibrate 6 times for it to run regularly. Can you help?

    • Hi! Thanks for reaching out! You’re right, it does sound like your students’ Evos are performing the Follow trick. Quick question and then we should be able to help out: are your Evos in Classroom Mode? To check, (1) open the Evo by Ozobot app on a smart device (like an iPad). (2) Turn on 1 Evo and follow the in-app instructions to connect to that Evo. (2) Once connected and at the app’s home screen, tap that Evo in the app, then tap Settings, then More Info. When you get to More Info, is Classroom Mode selected?

      • Staff.Sandra Brown

        No, none of them were on Classroom Mode.

        • Ok, got it. Would you put some into Classroom Mode, and let us know if that resolves your issue? That should disable the tricks and make line following easier for your students!

          • Did putting your Evos into Classroom Mode help?

  • jeffyStreet 123

    what happened to the old user Icons?

    • We’ve got brand new avatars! Plus a bunch of upgraded avatars you can unlock by doing activities with Evo. To see them, tap View Profile in the upper left corner of your home screen, then tap on your current avatar. And please let us know what you think of the new options. 😉

      • jeffyStreet 123

        Well the new options are ok…. I still think you should add back the old options too.

  • Corbin

    Hi, I have the evo iron man skin and was wondering if there were more than three missions. Blew through them in 15 minutes or so and can’t seem to find any more.

    • Hi! Glad to hear you completed your missions. Keep an eye on our social media–we’ll be unveiling a whole new type of mission later this month!

      • Corbin

        Just got a new update for the evo app. It says there is a feature that the evo skins will talk to each other. I don’t see that happening when the app is on and when it is off. I also noticed that the missions section is gone. I also checked for an update for the evo itself and it says the isn’t one.

        • Hi Corbin–you can download some new Color Code missions for your Action Skin on this page: https://ozobot.com/products/evo-skins

          For the Hero Interaction feature, you’ll need two Evos with Action Skins. Connect the Skins and power your Evos on. They’ll use their proximity sensors to detect one another; you don’t need to be connected to the app. If the feature still isn’t working, would you mind sending details to support@ozobot.com? Be sure to include which Skins you’re using!

          • Corbin

            Hey, thanks for the response! I was wondering about the marvel missions. The ones that uses the special play mat that came with the evo/avenger skin pack. I checked the link just in case and it just led me to the avengers skin website. Are there avenger color code missions for the evo? If so, I had no idea.