The ever-popular Boe-Bot® Robot Full Kit is now available with a
USB-compatible Board of Education (BOE) - at no additional cost to the consumer!
Programming the BASIC Stamp via USB is an elegant solution for laptops and newer
PCs which have no serial ports (no more adapters required!). USB driver
installation instructions are available for download.
We're particularly proud of Andy Lindsay's new Robotics with the Boe-Bot
text. The Robotics text includes 41 new activities for the Boe-Bot Robot with
structured PBASIC 2.5 source code support and bonus challenges with solutions in
each chapter. Starting with basic movement and proceeding to sensor-based
projects, customers quickly learn how the Boe-Bot is expandable for many
different robotic projects. No previous robotics, electronics or programming
experience is necessary.
Parallax offers the most complete, clear and interesting support for this kit.
Over 90,000 Boe-Bot robots are in use by hobbyists, educators and students
around the world, which provided lots of feedback for improvements to this
popular kit along the way.
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's USB Board of Education. 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. Drive wheels are molded to fit
precisely on the servo spline and held in place with a small screw.
What really makes the Boe-Bot unique is the BASIC Stamp microcontroller's
flexibility of programming when coupled with breadboard circuit construction.
Following along in Robotics with the Boe-Bot, 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 (photoresistors, bumpers, infrared sensors) and hardware
(whisker touch-sensor kit) to complete the different projects.
The Boe-Bot Robot takes about 1-2 hours to put together, though 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 12 years of age. The USB Board of Education (and BS2-IC) may also
be removed to be used as your platform for the other kits in the Stamps in Class
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.
Boe-Bot accessories are all sold separately, and are available through the Robot
Accessories page below.
Downloads and Resources:
BOE-USB Manual v1.4 (.pdf)
What's New with the Boe-Bot robot v2.0
Robotics with the Boe-Bot Text v2.2 (.pdf)
BASIC Stamp FAQ (.pdf)
BASIC Stamp Manual v2.2 (.pdf)
BOE USB Schematic (.pdf)
Following Video on YouTube (Off Site)
Assorted CSUS Boe Bot
Complete Boe-Bot USB kit. Click image for larger version.