Build your own mobile robot with a BASIC Stamp 2 microcontroller brain. Follow the clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations in the included book: 'Robotics with the Boe-Bot'. No programming or electronics experience is needed.
The Boe-Bot robot takes about 1-2 hours to assemble. Each project in the Robotics text provides a new experience of wiring and source code tuning. Completing the entire set of projects takes 50 hours and is suitable for anybody over 12 years of age. The Boe-Bot is an excellent platform for learning or teaching in technology, mechatronics and STEM courses.
- Beginner-friendly: No programming experience needed
- Open platform: Exposed circuitry allows you to learn and create your own electronic circuits
- Solder-free: Experiment with custom circuits on the breadboard (no special connectors)
- Understandable: Included book provides easy-to-follow tutorials
- Programmable: PBASIC is easy to learn and introduces concepts found in most programming languages
- Autonomous: Touch, light and infrared sensors let the Boe-Bot navigate on its own
- Expandable: Additional sensors and hardware expansion kits are available to get the most our of your robot
- US Board of Education development board with a BASIC Stamp 2 microcontroller
- Durable brushed-aluminium chassis with mounting holes for servos and accessories
- Parallax continuous rotation servos drive the wheels
- Sensors including whisker-switches, phototransistors and infrared emitter/receiver pairs
- LEDs and a piezospeaker for audio and visual feedback
- All resistors, capacitors and jumper wires needed to build the circuits
- All screws, nuts and other hardware needed to assemble the Boe-Bot
Parallax screwdriver, USB-A to Mini-B cable
BASIC Stamp & BoE-Bot
A BASIC Stamp is a single-board computer that runs the Parallax PBASIC language interpreter in its microcontroller. The developer's code is stored in an EEPROM, which can also be used for data storage. The PBASIC language has easy-to-use commands for basic I/O, like turning devices on or off, interfacing with sensors, etc. More advanced commands let the BASIC Stamp module interface with other integrated circuits, communicate with each other, and operate in networks. The BASIC Stamp microcontroller has prospered in hobby, lower-volume engineering projects and education due to ease of use and a wide support base of free application resources.