Knowledge Base

Wait For Block

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The Wait block pauses program execution for a defined time. This block does not affect the robot’s current behavior; it merely pauses the program from executing the next commands until the defined time has passed.


Note: the time entered inside the Wait For block is in milliseconds in most courses. A millisecond is a thousandth of a second.

Some courses have the option for seconds or milliseconds in a dropdown menu:



Parameter Description Compatible Blocks Range
wait for

Defines the duration (milliseconds) for which to pause the continuation of the program execution.

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