Our very popular Robotics Shield Kit is now available in a complete package that includes an Arduino Uno and programming cable. Learn Arduino programming, robotics, and circuit-building all together by following our free, step-by-step web tutorials.
Suitable for hobbyists, robotics summer camps, and grade 7-12 classrooms. Building the robot takes about an hour, and the online tutorial includes 40 hands-on activities. The assembled robot fits back in its box for safe-keeping between activities.
- Complete — just add batteries!
- Beginner-friendly — No programming experience needed
- Solder-free — Experiment with custom circuits on the breadboard (no special-brand connectors)
- Understandable — Free, easy-to-follow web tutorials and example code downloads
- Autonomous — DIY touch, light, and infrared sensor circuits let the Shield-Bot navigate on its own
- Expandable — Additional sensors and hardware accessory kits are available to get the most out of your robot.
- Affordable — Educator discounts available at any quantity
- A robot friend for your home
- "Staff" for your Robotics Summer Camp
- A fleet of robots for your classroom
Note: Requires five 1.5 V AA batteries, not included. For use with six 1.2 V rechargeable batteries, add a Boe-Boost module, sold separately.
The tutorial will walk you through the following:
- Learning to program your robot's Arduino Brain
- Calibrating the robot's continuous rotation servo motors
- Using lights and a speaker for status indicators
- Assembling the robot
- Preprogrammed navigation
- Using touch-switches to navigate by contact with objects
- Using phototransistors to navigate by light
- Using non-contact infrared sensors to measure distance and avoid or follow objects
- Arduino Uno
- USB A to B cable
- Board of Education Shield PCB
- High-quality aluminum robot chassis
- Continuous rotation servos (50 RPM) and wheels
- 5-cell AA battery pack
- All the electronic components and sensors needed for the tutorial activities
- All the assembly hardware needed (nuts, screws, and standoffs)
- Parallax Screwdriver
Board of Education Shield (for Arduino) Product Guide - 480.38 KB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 10:02 pm
Parallax Small Robot Comparison Chart - 256.58 KB | updated: 02 Jul 2014 - 11:57 am
Board of Education Shield Schematic - 54.74 KB | updated: 09 Jul 2014 - 4:11 pm