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You did an excellent job assembling all the components, and we hope you're now ready to learn about the software!

In this chapter, we'll show you how to manage Spencer's settings and start the conversation. 

Connect Spencer to your computer

Use the USB-C cable to connect Spencer to your computer. Spencer should come to life as soon as you do that, and you'll be able to configure its settings in CircuitBlocks.

Keep your Spencer connected to your computer and open CircuitBlocks

Once you open CircuitBlocks, you should see this on your screen.

To configure Spencer's WiFi and temperature scale, click Spencer settings in the top right corner.

Spencer settings

This white box should pop up when you click on Spencer settings.

  • Set the temperature scale. As you can see in the box, you can choose between the Celsius and Fahrenheit scale. Spencer will use this setting when telling you the weather forecast!
  • Connect to your WiFi network. You can connect Spencer to your WiFi network by manually filling out the network name and password. If you're not sure about these details, open the WiFi settings on your phone and check the name of your network. 

Spencer only works with 2.4GHz (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) WiFi access points.

5GHz (IEEE 802.11 ac) networks, unfortunately, aren't supported.

If you have selected the temperature scale and filled out the WiFi network details, read and accept the privacy policy and click on Save and close.

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Spencer should connect to your WiFi network now.

Spencer coding tutorial

Check out the Spencer coding tutorial on this link.

In this tutorial, we'll help you set up CircuitBlocks, get Spencer ready for coding, and code a few simple apps.

Break the ice, start the conversation!

Push the big red button, and Spencer will listen to your command for a maximum of 3,5 seconds!

Here is a list of questions and commands you can say to Spencer. Don't be shy! This is just the beginning. If you train your Spencer well enough, he will learn about many more conversation topics and commands.

Tell me a joke!
What’s your name?
Who are you?
How are you?
How are you feeling?
What can you do?
Help me!
What’s the weather like today?
What’s the weather like tomorrow?
Do you believe in horoscope?
Can you predict my future?
How old are you?
When were you born?
Do you have a girlfriend?
Do you have a boyfriend?
What is your favorite color?
Do you have a brother?
Do you have a sister?
Who is your creator?
Who designed you?
Who made you?
Who is your maker?
What is the purpose of life?
What should I do with my life?
Did you find the meaning of life?
Where do you come from?
Where is your home?
Where did you come from?
Can you switch to a different language?
Can you change your speech to a different language?
Can you switch to German?
Alexa, can you do this?
Is your name Alexa?
What do you do in your free time?
What is up?
Do you have anything interesting to share with me?
How's it going?
Are you married?
Were you divorced?
Are you interested in marriage?
Are you single?
Can you be my boyfriend?
Can you be my friend?
Can I change your name?
Can I give you a nickname?
Change name.
Can you call me differently?
My name is John.
Spencer, can you talk like a pirate?
Let's do pirate talk.
Happy international pirate day.
What are you doing right now?
How did you learn English?
How can you speak?
Who is the current president?
How was your day?
What is your favorite movie?
Do you like films?
What's on Netflix?
Are you ok?
Is everything ok Spencer?
Are your systems running ok?
Find me a recipe for this.
What goes into this recipe?
Where is my phone?
Find my phone.
Ring my phone.
Long time no see.
I didn't see you for a long time.
Good to see you Spencer.
Tell me a story.
What sound does a firetruck make?
Fire truck mode
Sound like a fire truck.
What sound does a cat make?
What sound does a dog make?
What sound does a horse make?
What sound does a goat make?
What sound does a pig make?
What sound does a cow make?
What sound does a donkey make?
What sound does a chicken make?
What sound does a rooster make?
What sound does a bird make?
What sound does an owl make?
What sound does a duck make?
What sound does a turkey make?
What sound does a frog make?
What sound does a lion make?
What sound does a truck make?
What sound does an angry crowd make?
What sound does a ghost make?
Transform into a spaceship.
Who is here with you?
Let's play a game.
Sing me a song.
What do you eat?
Can you cook?
What is your favorite food?
Do you believe in love?
Do you believe in aliens?
Good morning!
Wake up.
Good evening!
Good day!
Good night!
You are my friend.
Is this the real life?
Initiate a call
Call friend
Turn off lights
Increase the temperature
Turn on the TV
Please buy me a boat!
Serenade me!
Sing me a love song.
It's my birthday.
Who is your crush?
Do you have a celebrity crush?
Merry Christmas!
Tell me a pick-up line
Can you tell me a compliment?
Do you find me pretty?
Do I need an umbrella today?
Tell me a secret.
What do you think of me?
What's your favorite song?
Give me a high five.
Order Uber
Call an Uber
Where is my passport?
What is my password?
I forgot my login details.
Where is my package?
Track my package.
Are you lonely?
I do not like this.
I love this!
Tell me a scary story.
Read me a poem.
What is your mission?
I am your father.
Are you sky net?
Make me a sandwich.
Spencer, activate cheat codes.
Do a barrel roll
It is not my birthday.
Did you fart?
Can you burp?
Beam me up scotty.
Set volume to: low, medium, high.
Set brightness to: low, medium, high.