Learn Electronics, Programming, and Robotics all at once!
Build your own rolling robot with a BASIC Stamp 2 microcontroller brain. Just follow the clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations with the included book, Robotics with the Boe-Bot. No programming or electronics experience is needed!
audience: Anyone interested in getting started with robots, electronics, and microcontroller programming; no experience needed. This kit is widely used in middle and high schools, vocational schools and colleges, as well as by hobbyists and independent learners.
Here’s what you will do:
- Write programs in PBASIC on your computer
- Build simple circuits from schematics and wiring diagrams
- Download PBASIC programs into the BASIC Stamp to control the circuits
- Assemble your Boe-Bot hardware—screwdriver is included
- Learn to drive the Boe-Bot with simple motion programs
- Add sensor circuits and program the Boe-Bot to navigate on its own
Here’s what your Boe-Bot will do:
- Navigate by the program commands you give it
- Report sensor status to you with light and sound
- Escape corners by touch using whisker contact sensors
- Steer by sensing light to find the brightest or darkest place
- Detect and avoid obstacles with infrared sensors
- Detect distance to follow your hand or another robot
The programming is easy!
PBASIC is a great way for beginners to learn concepts found in most programming languages. Each example Boe-Bot program is followed with a detailed explanation so you learn as you go.
The Boe-Bot hardware is sturdy and adaptable!
The Boe-Bot robot’s aluminum chassis provides a durable base for the electronics, wheels, and motors. The slots in the chassis are ready for mounting additional hardware accessories. The Board of Education breadboard and servo motor ports let you plug in common electronic components with no soldering needed. Just about every piece can be purchased individually as needed, making your Boe-Bot fleet easy to maintain. Click here for the complete components listing.
Robotics with the Boe-Bot Text v3.0 (.pdf)
Light Sensors Example Code (.zip)
Getting Started with Stamps in Class (from Help file) v2.5 (.pdf)
What's a Microcontroller Activities with Boe-Bot Parts (.pdf)
Find more educator resources at www.BoeBotTeacher.com (Off Site)
more books , 'mini-projects' and contests: (#70016) IR Remote for the Boe-Bot
(#122-28100) Stamps in Class Mini-Projects text
Getting Started with XBee RF Modules
Better Infrared Distance Detection (Forums)
Detect a Candle Flame (Forums)
Navigate in a Maze (Forums)
Advanced Light Sensing (Forums)
Boe-Bot Contest Rules Example (Forums)
Boy Scouts of America Robotics Merit badge
Boe-Bot Videos available on our Video Gallery page
Translations are available for these and other educational texts; Tutorials & Translations