Posted: 2019-10-31 20:37
So I have been using the MM. I like it but I don't fully understand how it works, even having read the information off site. What are the columns for over each char and what is the green color for? If this is automatic how do I convince my new Morse overlord that I am worthy of moving to the next lesson?
Posted: 2019-11-02 08:53
the green bars above each character start at "100%", i.e.. completely green and get smaller each time you successfully copied this particular character. The longer the green bar, the more likely it is that this character will be picked as the next one.
This ensures that characters that are difficult for you are sent more often.
You may want to reset the bars once in a while (all back to 100%), but especially when moving from one lesson to the next it is useful to have the new character played much more often than the old ones.
Currently there's no automatic switch to the next lesson. To be honest, I forgot about implementing this and over the years nobody complained. So you need to decide for yourself when you're ready to move to the next lesson.
In my experience, the MorseMachine is a great way to practice instant letter recognition and it's a bit of a gamification which probably makes it the least frustrating training method offered on this site.