Welcome to XOD, dear Maker! Here, in XOD, we do not use text to code, but visual objects instead.
The large gray field with a box is your program. It’s called a patch. In this
patch you can see one interesting object – the
led node — a grey rectangle
with little circles. You will be able to make complicated programs, using these
You can move nodes by dragging them. Position on the patch board does not affect your program, but can make it more readable.
You can see a comment as well. Even though it is there, it does not affect the patch, because it is invisible to a machine. It’s only visible to you, a clever human. You can drag it to move too.
On the left side you will find a list of patches grouped by a project or library
name. The list is called a Project Browser. When you launch XOD for the first
time the first item in the list is
welcome-to-xod. This is a special tutorial
project you can follow to learn XOD right inside the XOD IDE.
To expand a project click on it. Projects consist of many patches. The
welcome-to-xod is not an exception. You can double-click any patch name to
open it on the patch board.