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
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.
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.
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.
are our Penguin and BOE-BOT robots
are two of our BOE-BOT robots on display
Boe-Bot robot and Ping))) sonar sensor is made by
Here is a YouTube video of the
on display at the
South Florida Science Museum