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Parallax Boe-Bot Robot

   The Boe-Bot Robot is built on a high-quality brushed aluminum chassis that provides a sturdy platform for the continuous rotation servo motors and BASIC Stamp. Many mounting holes and slots may be used to add custom robotic equipment or off-the-shelf Parallax add-ons. The rear wheel is a slider ball held in place with a cotter pin. 

   What really makes the Boe-Bot unique is the BASIC Stamp microcontroller's flexibility of programming when coupled with breadboard circuit construction. Users quickly learn about embedded projects, from wiring and components to programming and mechanical dependencies. The kit includes a set of passive components (wires, resistors, capacitors), sensors (photo resistors, bumpers, infrared sensors) and hardware.

   The Boe-Bot Robot takes about 1-2 hours to put together. Completing the entire set of projects takes 50 hours and is suitable for anybody over 12 years of age. After mastering the basics, Boe-Bot Robot accessories let you branch out into new activities, such as making your Boe-Bot talk with a speech board, adding infrared remote control, maze contests, line following, interfacing direction sensors, and using RF modules and video/camera equipment to build a Video-Bot.

Parallax Inc Ping))) distance sensor.

The Ping))) sensor measures distance using sonar. An ultrasonic pulse is transmitted from the unit and distance-to-target is determined by measuring the time required for the echo return.
    By adding the Ping))) sensor the Boe-Bot it can now accurately measure distance, avoid objects, and seek out the closest items. The Ping))) sensor scans back and forth and can see just about anything in it's path. 

Parallax BoeBot robot with the Ping))) sensor attached.

Parallax's Boe-Bot set up with the Crawler kit.

   You can also make the Boe-Bot crawl with the addition of the Crawler kit. It includes printed documentation with detailed assembly instructions. The Crawler runs on standard Boe-Bot source code with only minor adjustments for ground speed. Sample PBASIC code is included in the documentation.

Here are our Penguin and BOE-BOT robots
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Here are two of our BOE-BOT robots on display
Here are our two of our BOE-BOT robots on display


The Boe-Bot robot and Ping))) sonar sensor is made by

Parallax Inc.


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