Infrared Remote Control for Thymio II Robot

Infrared Remote Control for Thymio II Robot

Infrared Remote Control for Thymio II Robot
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Thymio II robot: welcome to the world of robotics

The Thymio II mobile robot is a robotics platform used for teaching a visual programming language (VPL).

It has numerous pre-programmed behaviours allowing children to discover what it’s capable of and have fun, while also offering a fully open-source programming environment based on the Aseba VPL allowing budding robotics engineers to create their first programs.

Control your Thymio II robot from a distance with the RC5 remote control

The Thymio II robot is equipped with numerous sensors, allowing it to detect and interact with its environment. It also has an infrared receiver for controlling Thymio from a distance.

So you can use any universal remote and set it up for the RC5 code developed by Philips to then communicate with a variety of the brand’s devices.

The RC5 remote for Thymio is a universal IR remote that you can configure to enable infrared communication with Thymio II. Plus it bears the Thymio colours!

Thymio II workshops - activities for elementary schools

Click on the picture to download material for Thymio workshops (elementary school)

Technical specifications of the Infrared Remote Control for Thymio II

  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 5 x 2.5 cm
  • Colour: white and orange (buttons)
  • Weight (without batteries and packaging): 48 g
  • Supply: 2 x 1.5 V LR03 AAA batteries
  • Manufacturer’s declaration of CE conformity
  • Mobsya-specific programming


Resources for the Infrared Remote Control

Below are some links that will help you easily set up and program your Infrared Remote Control for Thymio II Robot:

A Generation Robots guide - How to check if your Thymio is functioning correctly ?

RC5 protocol (FR)

Thymio forum help page

Infrared Remote Control programming example (FR)

Data sheet
Age group
6-8 years
Specific References
    Is it possible to program the Thymio educational robot with a tablet ?

    It is possible to program the Thymio educational robot from an iPad, thanks to the Thymio Suite Mobile application (see our Thymio product sheet for more details).

    The Thymio robot battery is defective. Can I replace it?

    Yes, there is a replacement battery for Thymio, that is available on Génération Robots website. Open the 4 screws on the bottom, open the case and carefully remove the battery from the mainboard.

    The battery is fixed with a doubled sided tape on the case. Replace the battery and reassemble the robot in the inverse order.

    The thymio drifts when it is supposed to go straight.

    Check link and if it's not working send back us the robot. Intructions are on this link.

    My Wireless Thymio doesn't seem to be paired with its WiFi dongle.

    You will just need to follow the manufacturer pairing instructions on this link.

    Is it possible to use several thymio wireless robots in a small perimeter?

    Thymio won't charge when plugged to its power supply.

    Try to charge the robot with a different USB cable. The robot might also be deep discharged. If it's the case, you might want to check our article 'How to check if your Thymio is functioning correctly ?'.

    Can I turn my regular Thymio II into a Wireless Thymio? If yes, how can I do that?

    Yes, it is possible. You just need to buy the WiFi module for Thymio and follow these instructions to install it (please note that some soldering is required). Just follow this link.

    How can I update my Thymio firmware? (the firmware is the software inside the robot, it needs to be up-to-date)

    You just need to follow instructions on this link.

    For which age group is Thymio best suited?

    Thymio will be interesting for a very wide age range: 6 to 14-year old!

    Is Thymio compatible with Scratch?

    Yes, you can program Thymio with Scratch from the Thymio Suite software. Thymio Suite offers you the possibility to program Thymio with Scratch, Blockly, VPL, Aseba, on computer (Windows, MacOS, Linux) and iPad.

    Where can I find exercises and activities for my lessons/workshops?

    We have gathered the best educational resources, classified by levels or by robots on our website. They are accessible via this link.

    One motor of my Thymio robot is not working

    Please contact support on this link.

    Is Thymio compatible with Chromebook (ChromeOS)?

    Thymio Suite, the software bundle that was developed for Thymio is not compatibel with ChromeOS.

    The tactile arrows on the robot are not working.

    Please contact support on this link.

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Anonymous A. published the 15/08/2017 following an order made on 15/08/2017


Meeting all expectations. Perfect !

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