Small Robot to ActivityBot 360° Upgrade Kit

  • 32603 - Small Robot to ActivityBot 360° Upgrade Kit - unassembled
  • 32603 - Small Robot to ActivityBot 360° Upgrade Kit
$99.99
Product ID: 32603
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Overview

Do you have a fleet of BASIC Stamp Boe-Bot robots, or perhaps Shield-Bots with Arduinos, you'd like to upgrade for graphical programming and more applications?  This kit upgrades a Boe-Bot or Shield-Bot to a Propeller ActivityBot 360° that can be programmed graphically with our online BlocklyProp tool. And, with a new multi-core Propeller brain, it can do so much more.

Once you've finished the upgrade, your ActivityBot 360° will support the familiar, breadboard-friendly DIY sensor circuits with whiskers, light sensors, and infrared distance sensors you use with your original robots. 

This kit does NOT include a PING))) Ultransonic Distance Sensor nor a 2 GB microSD card, as a cost savings to you. Those items are not included with Boe-Bot or Shield-Bot kits, but do come with the ActivityBot 360° and  can be purchased separately if desired. 

As an ActivityBot 360°, your robots will support the IR Remote, QTI Line Follower, Ping))) + Mounting Bracket Kit, and Gripper Kit accessories you may already have. In addition, the Propeller Activity Board WX features built-in audio/stereo output jack that's perfect with a Veho speaker & stand, and and a wireless RF module socket that fits both XBee and our ESP8266 WX WiFi modules.  A new realm of possibilities for your robotics projects!

Features

  • Propeller Activity Board WX for programming in text-based C or graphical BlocklyProp
  • Feedback 360° High Speed servos for quick, consistent maneuvers, no external encoders required
  • 5 AA battery pack and Nylon screws for upgrading from a BASIC Stamp Boe-Bot robot
  • USB A to microB cable for upgrading from a Shield-Bot with Arduino Uno
  • Free web tutorials, software tools, and assesment materials, California A-G curriculum certified

Please see the Details tab below for complete kit contents and assembly instructions, and the Additional Resources for tutorial and software links.

Details

Kit Contents

  • (1) - Propeller ActivityBoard WX (#32912)
  • (2) - Feedback 306° High Speed Servos (#900-00360)
  • (1) - USB A to Mini B cable (#805-00006)
  • (1) - 5AA Battery Holder (#753-00007)
  • (2) - Nylon screws, 3/8-inch, 4-40 (#710-00046)
  • (1) - Cotter pin (#700-00023)
  • (8) - Nylon core locknuts (#700-00024)
  • (1) - Parallax Combination Wrench (#700-10025)

Assemby Instructions

If you have a Boe-Bot robot:

  • Remove the Board of Education, wheels, servos, and 4-AA battery pack. 
  • Also remove the rear standoffs supporting the board.
  • Then, follow the directions in the BlocklyProp Robotics wtih the ActivityBot tutorial, starting at assembly step 5.  You are using Feedback 360° servos.
  • If inserting the 5AA battery holder is difficult with the tail wheel ball in the way, you may first remove it by straightening or cutting its cotter pin with pliers. A replacement cotter pin has been provided. 

If you have a Shield-Bot:

  • Remove the BOE Shield & Arduino, wheels, servos.
  • If your Shield-Bot has a 4AA battery pack, remove it as well, along with the rear standoffs.
  • If your Shield-Bot has a 5AA battery pack, you may leave it in place.  If however you find it interferes with swapping out the servos in the next step, you may remove it and add it back later.
  • Then, follow the directions in the BlocklyProp Robotics wtih the ActivityBot tutorial, starting at assembly step 5.  You are using Feedback 360° servos.
  • If inserting a 5AA battery holder is difficult with the tail wheel ball in the way, you may first remove it by straightening or cutting its cotter pin with pliers. A replacement cotter pin has been provided. 

Downloads & Documentation

Product Specific Downloads
Download Details More Info
Propeller Activity Board WX Product Guide - 1.52 MB | updated: 27 Sep 2017 - 6:19 pm
Parallax Small Robot Comparison Chart - 2.25 MB | updated: 27 Mar 2018 - 3:09 pm

Additional Resources