It is important to calibrate Ozobot before each session and/or when you change play surfaces. Calibration helps improve Ozobot’s code and line reading accuracy.
Paper Calibration Steps:
Hold down the power button on Ozobot for 2 seconds until the LED light flashes white.
Quickly Place Ozobot in the middle of the black calibration dot.
Ozobot will move forward and blink green, which means it has successfully calibrated. Start over if Ozobot blinks red.
Ozobot will calibrate on a black dot (about the size of the robot’s base). When drawing, you can create your own black dot with markers.
Digital Calibration Steps:
Set your screen brightness to 100%.
Hold down the power button on Ozobot for 2 seconds. The Ozobot will flash a white light when ready.
Release button and place Ozobot against the white spot, or to a WHITE section of the screen. Ozobot will begin flashing white.
When Ozobot blinks green, it means that it has successfully calibrated. Start over if Ozobot blinks red.
Tip: Paper and digital calibrations are independent procedures and they cannot be used interchangeably. Always calibrate ozobot for the surface type you are using.
You can also watch the how-to videos for calibrating Ozobot on paper, digital screens and when using the OzoBlockly editor.
Additional Tune-Up Features
If your Ozobot continues to have issues after calibration, there are additional tune-up features available in our iOS and Android apps. Download and launch either Ozobot or OzoGroove app and go to the TuneUp screen. You will have the option to reset your Ozobot to its factory settings, tune the motors (large iPads only), reset the default speed and access other customization features.