Customers occasionally ask us why their Bee-Bots make unusual noises when students press the command buttons. How does this happen and how do you fix it?
"See & Say" models have a personalization feature that allows you to record up to 2 seconds of sound on a command button. To do this, press a command button for 2 seconds. After the beep, make your recording. You will hear two beeps when your time is up. Now, pressing that command button plays the sound you recorded.
Students might hold down buttons and record sounds without being aware of it! That could account for mysterious sounds coming from Bee-Bot or Blue-Bot!
To erase a recording, press the command button for two seconds and wait for the double beep (without making any sound). You can also press the X (Clear) button for 2 seconds and listen for three beeps, which means that all sounds are erased.
What recordings could you make? You could speak the function of the button or, for older students, you could record "Right 90" for the right turn button and "Left 90" for the left turn button to start introducing them to commands for Pro-Bot and Logo.
Read more in the User Guides for "See & Say" Bee-Bots and Blue-Bots.