Boe-Bot Robot Kit – Serial (VPL-RAT-28132)
The Boe-Bot Robot Kit is an educational kit complete with parts and text for building and programming your own Boe-Bot robot. No previous robotics, electronics, or programming experience is required.
The Boe-Bot Robot Kit comes with everything you need to make your very own Boe-Bot, including sensors and other electronic components, a BASIC Stamp 2 for a brain, and the Robotics with the Boe-Bot text to show you how to build and program your Boe-Bot. No previous robotics, electronics, or programming experience is necessary.
The Robotics with the Boe-Bot text includes 41 activities for the Boe-Bot Robot with step-by-step instructions, schematics and wiring diagrams, example programs, and bonus challenges with solutions in each chapter. Starting with basic movement and proceeding to sensor-based projects, you will learn about the mechanics, wiring, components, and programming of your Boe-Bot. As you complete the projects you will see how the Boe-Bot is expandable for many different robotic projects and how the skills and concepts you learn are applicable to other embedded systems projects.
The Boe-Bot Robot is built on a high-quality brushed aluminum chassis that provides a sturdy platform for the motors (continous rotation RC servos) and the carrier board for the BASIC Stamp (the Board of Education). Many mounting holes and slots may be used to add custom robotic equipment. The rear wheel is a slider ball held in place with a cotter pin. Drive wheels are molded to fit precisely on the servo spline and held in place with a small screw.
The Boe-Bot takes about 1–2 hours to put together. Once you assemble your Boe-Bot, each project in the Robotics text provides a unique new experience of wiring and program tuning. Completing the entire set of projects will take about 50 hours. This kit is suitable for anybody over 12 years of age.
Here are some of the things your Boe-Bot can do (if you build it and program it correctly!):
- Seek and follow light
- Avoid and follow objects
- Navigate autonomously
You can expand your Boe-Bot’s capabilities by adding other sensors and electronics. For example, you can make it follow a line course (such as a black electrical tape on white poster board) by adding some line-following reflectance sensors.
- Robotics with the Boe-Bot – A printed textbook that guides you through 41 activities that teach you how to assemble, wire circuits for, and program the Boe-Bot.
- BASIC Stamp 2 microcontroller module — The main controller or “brains” for the Boe-Bot. You will learn to program the BASIC Stamp with the PBASIC programming language and write programs that do things such as read the Boe-Bot’s sensors and drive the Boe- Bot’s motors.
- Board of Education development board (serial) — A carrier board for the BASIC Stamp that makes it easy to connect the Stamp to your computer for programming and provides prototyping space for building the Boe-Bot’s circuits connected to the Stamp.
- Serial cable — A standard, straight-through serial cable for connecting the Board of Education to your computer’s serial port so you can program the BASIC Stamp.
- Parallax USB to Serial Adapter and USB A to mini-B cable —
For connecting the Board of Education to your computer’s USB port (if you do not have a serial port or if you prefer using a USB port instead of a serial port). Install the ·USB driver before connecting the adapter to your computer.
- CD-ROM — Includes the BASIC Stamp Editor (in which you will write PBASIC programs for the Boe-Bot) as well as other useful software and documentation.
- Passive components — A set of wires, resistors, and capacitors.
- Sensors — Photoresistors, bumpers, and infrared sensors.
- Hardware — Chassis, motors, wheels, etc. to assemble the Boe-Bot’s body.
Note: Specifications can be changed, added or subtracted without notice in our constant efforts for improvement.