Boe-Bot to Shield-Bot Retrofit Kit with Arduino Uno

  • 910-32333: Boe-Bot to Shield-Bot Retrofit Kit with Arduino Uno
$89.00
Product ID: 910-32333
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Overview

If you are a fan of the original BASIC Stamp Boe-Bot Robot, but find you need to convert one (or a whole fleet) to use an Arduino Uno, use this retrofit kit to create a "Shield-Bot."

The Board of Education Shield plugs right on top of the included Arduino Uno.  The two boards are held together with the included hardware.  A 5-AA battery pack brings the power supply up above 7 V, the recommended input voltage for an Arduino Uno. (Already have an Arduino Uno? Get this version instead.)

Then, you are ready to follow "Robotics with the BOE Shield-Bot for Arduino" as a web tutorial (free) or printed text (sold separately). This adaptation of the original Robotics text begins with a programming tutorial, and then works through all of the classic DIY navigation sensor circuits: touch-whisker switches, light-following with photo-transistors, and object detection with infrared headlights.  (If you are also in need of replacement circuit components, see our Boe-Bot and Shield-Bot Refresher Pack.)

Many robotic add-ons are also supported with Arduino example code, including the QTI Line Follower, Ping))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor & Mounting Bracket, Gripper Kit, and IR Remote Control.  See the Additional Resources below for links.

Key Features:

Note: USB A to B programming cable required, not included.

Note: The 5-AA battery pack brings the power supply up to 7.5 V; the Arduino Uno input range is 7-12 VDC, with 7 V recommended. If you are using 1.2 V rechargeable AA batteries, you may add a 6th cell with the optional Boe-Boost module, sold separately.

Details

Kit Contents:

  • (1)  - Arduino Uno (#32330)
  • (1)  - Board of Education Shield for Arduino (#35000)
  • (1)  - Battery Holder 5-AA Barrel Jack (#753-00007)
  • (3)  - Spacers, 1/2" Nylon
  • (3)  - Hex Nuts, #4-40 Nylon
  • (3)  - Screws, 7/8" #4-40
  • (3)  - Screws, 3/8" #4-40 Nylon

Note: A USB A to B programming cable is required, not included.

Note: The 5-AA battery pack brings the power supply up to 7.4 V; the Arduino Uno input range is 7-12 VDC, with 7 V recommended.

Downloads & Documentation

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Robotics with the Board of Education Shield for Arduino - 11.95 MB | updated: 03 Nov 2016 - 4:11 pm

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