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Turn Motor On for () Secs
2.0 Turn Motor On for () Secs.png
Category LEGO WeDo
Type Stack
Introduced in 1.4

The Turn Motor On for () Secs block is a LEGO WeDo block and a Stack block. The block activates a LEGO WeDo motor for the specified amount of seconds.

Prior to Scratch 2.0, this block was named Motor On for () Secs.

Example Uses

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Instead of continuously turning on the motor, waiting a certain amount of seconds and turning it off, this block can be used.

Some common uses for the Turn Motor On for () Secs block:

  • Temporary motor movement

when gf clicked
turn motor on for (2) secs

  • Controlling how far vehicles move

when gf clicked
turn motor on for (0.5) secs

  • Keeping a fan on for a limited amount of time

when gf clicked
turn motor on for (60) secs

Workaround

Main article: List of Block Workarounds

The block can be replicated with the following code:

turn motor on
wait (number) secs
turn motor off

See Also