ActivityBot 360° Robot Kit

  • 32600: ActivityBot 360° Robot Kit - assembled with Ping))) Sensor
  • 32600: ActivityBot 360° Robot Kit - assembled with Infrared Sensors
  • 32600: ActivityBot 360° Robot Kit - kit contents unassembled
$249.00
Product ID: 32600
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Overview

Ready for robotics? The smart little ActivityBot 360° Robot can get you started and take you a long way. It is easy to program visually with BlocklyProp, or in C with simplified libraries. Feedback 360° High Speed Servos with built-in encoders make for fast, consistent maneuvers. A variety of sensors and components come in the kit. Its Propeller Activity Board WX features built-in support for audio and wireless upgrades.

Free web tutorials guide you step by step — just follow the checkmarks. First, build your ActivityBot. Then, learn about programming its multicore Propeller chip brain. Start building circuits on a breadboard, then make DIY sensor systems so your robot can navigate on its own. Tutorial options include BlocklyProp graphical programming or C language with simplified libraries. Choose your preference, or go from one to the other for a strong foundation and progression.

The ActivityBot 360° Robot is ready for tinkering. Add off-the-shelf components, additional sensors, and upgrade kits. The Propeller Activity Board WX sports a mini audio jack and a socket for an optional RF module (not included).

The ActivityBot 360° Robot builds transferrable skills in middle school, high school or college robotics, technology, engineering, and programming courses, and is California A-G certified. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Features

  • Free BlocklyProp online graphical programming for Chromebook, Windows, and Mac
  • Free C language programming with SimpleIDE software for Windows and Mac
  • Propeller Activity Board WX (#32912) makes it quick to integrate sensors, motors, and more
  • Feedback 360° High-speed servo motors with built-in encoders make fast, consistent maneuvers
  • Plug common electronic parts right into the breadboard or 3-pin headers.  No soldering or special connectors needed!
  • Parts included for DIY navigation sensors that use touch, visible light, infrared light and ultrasonics
  • Built-in SD card slot and included microSD card are ready for data-logging and file storage

Application Ideas

  • A great hobby kit for exploring robotics, electronics and programming
  • An affordable STEM education platform to provide a high robot/student ratio

Note: The ActivityBot 360° Robot requires five 1.5 V AA alkaline batteries, or 5 1.2 V NiMH rechargeable batteries, not included. The ActivityBot 360° replaces the original ActivityBot Robot Kit with external encoders (#32500).

Details

Specifications:

  • Power requirements: 7.5 VDC; as five 1.5 V AA batteries (not included)
  • Communication: USB 2.0 for programming and serial port debugging
  • Dimensions: 4 x 4.5 x 5.7 inches (10 x 14.4 x 11.5 cm) assembled, without sensors
  • Operating temperature range: 5 to 158 °F (-15 to +70 °C)

Kit Contents:

  • (1)  - Propeller Activity Board WX (#32912)
  • (2)  - Parallax Feedback 360° High Speed Servos (#900-00360)
  • (1)  - PING))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor (#28015)
  • (1)  - Small Robot Chassis (#700-00022)
  • (2)  - Small Robot Wheel and Tire (#28114)
  • (1)  - 1" Tail Wheel Ball (#700-00009)
  • (1)  - 5 AA Battery Holder (#753-00007)
  • (1)  - Parallax Screwdriver (#700-00064)
  • (1)  - Parallax Combination Wrench (#700-10025)
  • (1)  - USB A to Mini-B Cable (#805-00006)
  • (1)  - 2 GB microSD card (#32319)
  • (1)  - Electronics pack with passive components plus light, touch, and infrared sensors
  • (1)  - Hardware pack with all the screws, nuts, and standoffs needed

Where's the Book?
We chose web tutorials for the ActivityBot 360° Robot so we could:

  • Bring you fresh updates, new activities, and bonus projects faster
  • Add more sensors, instead of more paper, to your kit
  • Choose a box that fits the assembled robot, instead of a book
  • Save on weight to lower your shipping costs and use less fuel

To work off-line, go to the first page of the web tutorial and click "Printer-friendly version" to save or print the entire tutorial from a single file.

Downloads & Documentation

Product Specific Downloads
Download Details More Info
SimpleIDE Software for Linux (Propeller C) - 146.48 MB | updated: 17 Feb 2016 - 11:32 am
SimpleIDE Software for Mac (Propeller C) - 71.8 MB | updated: 30 Jan 2017 - 3:10 pm
SimpleIDE Software for Windows (Propeller C) - 78.85 MB | updated: 30 Jan 2017 - 2:59 pm
Propeller Activity Board WX Product Guide - 1.52 MB | updated: 27 Sep 2017 - 6:19 pm
Parallax Small Robot Comparison Chart - 256.58 KB | updated: 02 Jul 2014 - 11:57 am

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