Build a 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!
The Boe-Bot Robot takes about 1-2 hours to put together. Each project in the Robotics text provides a unique new experience of wiring and source code tuning. Completing the entire set of projects takes 50 hours and is suitable for anybody over 13 years of age. The USB Board of Education (and BS2-IC) may also be removed to be used as a platform for other inventions and studying other subjects, such as physics with our wide variety of sensors.
Fun - Follow lines, Navigate a room or a maze, Roam toward light, Flash lights, Follow a person or vehicle, and much more!
Beginner-friendly - No programming or electronics experience needed
Open platform - Exposed circuitry to learn electronic concepts and create circuits using a breadboard
Solder-free - Experiment with custom circuits on the breadboard (no special-brand connectors needed)
Understandable - Included text provides easy-to-follow tutorials with diagrams and schematics. Curriculum includes 3D models with step by step instructions.
Programmable - PBASIC is easy to learn and introduces concepts found in most programming languages
Autonomous - Touch, light and infrared sensors let the Boe-Bot navigate on its own. Whiskers make it look like insects!
Expandable - Additional sensors and hardware expansion kits are available to add additional engineering challenges
Durable - Thick, brushed-aluminum chassis with mounting holes for servos and accessories doesn't bend easily and will last for many years. Rugged wheels and continuous rotation servo motors for accurate control.
Communicable - LED lights, a piezospeaker, phototransistors, and infrared emitter/receiver pairs provide fun methods of sending and receiving feedback
Connectable - USB cable to connect to PC for programming, then disconnect for autonomous roaming and activities
Battery Powered - Uses 4 AA Batteries for safe power with easy access to remove for recharging (batteries not included)
Circuit Buildable - Kit includes resistors, transistors, capacitors, LEDs, linear voltage regulator, wires, and all the parts needed to build project circuits
Controllable - Can use a standard remote control with infrared receiver to control movements (not included in kit)
Expandible - Many add-on accessories and an engineering expansion kit are avaialble for added hours of fun.
Recommended - by teachers, students, and parents
for ages 13 and up,
for boyscouts robot badge,
for robotics clubs,
for applying STEM, physics, and common core math concepts,
for reaching technology literacy (STL) benchmarks,
for Career Tech Ed - STEM, Information Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing,
for SKILLS USA - Electronics, Mechatronics, and Engineering