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Boe-Bot Robot

Learn Electronics, Programming, and Robotics all at once!

Build your own 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. Great for high schools, colleges, hobbyists, it is also a good choice for the BSA Robotics Merit Badge.  To see what teachers are saying about the Boe-Bot robot in their classrooms, click here.

Here is what you will do:

  • Write programs in easy-to-learn PBASIC on your computer
  • Build simple circuits from pictures and schematics
  • Download PBASIC programs into the BASIC Stamp to control the circuits
  • Assemble your Boe-Bot hardware—screwdriver is included
  • Learn to drive the Boe-Bot with simple motion programs
  • Add sensor circuits and program the Boe-Bot to navigate on its own

Here’s what your Boe-Bot will do:

  • Navigate by the program commands you give it
  • Report sensor status to you with light and sound
  • Escape corners by touch using whisker contact sensors
  • Steer by sensing light to find the brightest or darkest place
  • Detect and avoid obstacles with infrared sensors
  • Detect distance to follow your hand or another robot

Adaptable and Expandable

Once you have mastered the basics, you can teach the Boe-Bot robot new tricks with a wide variety of accessory kits.

Just click on a product, and find for all the necessary software and example code downloads, as well as links to additional projects.