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Parallax has designed a USB to Serial (RS-232) adapter that is compact and economical to provide a Virtual Com Port for all of our products that have a DB9 (9-pin) serial connector. Cable included. Updated FTDI USB drivers for Windows are included in the latest versions of the BASIC Stamp Editor, Propeller Tool, and SX-Key IDE software packages. You may also download the Windows drivers separately from our site, or drivers for other operating systems directly from FTDI (see the Downloads...
The caster wheel kit is the utmost in quality and performance. It features precision machined 6061 aluminum parts combined with high quality ball bearings and durable 3-inch Du-Bro pneumatic rubber tires. The dual independent tire design reduces vibration and drag, while also increasing its load-carrying capacity. You will be amazed at how smoothly and silently these caster wheels roll. Cheaper alternatives often use stamped sheet metal bearing tracks which tend to be sloppy and can easily...
Features: Powerful 12 VDC motors provide plenty of torque Precision machined 6061 aluminum hardware Conveniently positioned screw holes make mounting this kit a breeze. Rugged pneumatic tires are well-suited for a variety of terrains 5V supply required for Position Controllers 36 encoder positions per revolution; approx 0.5 inch resolution with 6" diameter wheel Compatible with any microcontroller Single I/O line can control up to 4 Position Controllers Strong but light - only 3.2 lbs (1.45...
Designed in cooperation with Grand Idea Studio, the Parallax RFID Reader Module USB is a low-cost solution to read passive RFID transponder tags. The RFID Reader Module USB can be used in a wide variety of hobbyist and commercial applications, including access control, automatic identification, navigation, inventory tracking and payment systems. This module connects directly to a USB port for both power and to output transponder tag data to your custom PC application. Features: * Built-in USB...
Designed in cooperation with Grand Idea Studio, the Parallax Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Reader Module is the first low-cost solution to read passive RFID transponder tags. The RFID Reader Module can be used in a wide variety of hobbyist and commercial applications, including access control, automatic identification, robotics, navigation, inventory tracking, payment systems, and car immobilization.This reader is compatible with EM4102 RFID tags (125 kHz). The read range varies...
This is the very popular 2.4GHz XBee XBP24-AWI-001 module from Digi (formally Maxstream). The Pro series have the same pinout and command set of the basic series with an increase output power of 60mW! These modules take the 802.15.4 stack (the basis for Zigbee) and wrap it into a simple to use serial command set. These modules allow a very reliable and simple communication between microcontrollers, computers, systems, really anything with a serial port! Point to point and multi-point networks...
The PIR Sensor detects motion up to 20 feet away by using a Fresnel lens and infrared-sensitive element to detect changing patterns of passive infrared emitted by objects in its vicinity. Inexpensive and easy to use, it's ideal for alarm systems, motion-activated lighting, holiday props, and robotics applications. The PIR Sensor is compatible with all Parallax microcontrollers; sample BS1, BS2, and SX/B programs and product documentation are available under Downloads (coming soon!). Features:...
This low cost XBee Adapter Board comes in a kit form and provides a cost-effective solution to interfacing to any XBee or XBee Pro module. By using this adapter board you can provide an easy interface to the XBee or XBee Pro modules by converting the 2mm pin spacing to breadboard friendly 0.100” spacing. The adapter boards also provide a means to connect pluggable wires or solder connections and also provide mounting holes. Features: Converts XBee 2mm pin spacing to 0.100" pin spacing...
Parallax's PING)))™ ultrasonic sensor provides a very low-cost and easy method of distance measurement. This sensor is perfect for any number of applications that require you to perform measurements between moving or stationary objects. Naturally, robotics applications are very popular but you'll also find this product to be useful in security systems or as an infrared replacement if so desired. You will definitely appreciate the activity status LED and the economic use of just 1 I/O pin. The...
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...
If you think one robot is interesting, wait until you see two of them battling for control Sumo-style. The SumoBot® Robot is a competition-ready robot designed within the Northwest Robot Mini-Sumo Tournament rules. This little pusher will locate and knock its opponent right out of the ring while detecting the outside circle should an escape move be necessary. The electronics consists of a surface-mounted BASIC Stamp® 2 module and infrared sensors to detect your opponent and the edge of the...
The Parallax Continuous Rotation Servo is a Futaba S148 servo. It's recommended for robotics projects and includes an adjustable potentiometer to center the servo. Servos may be controlled directly from a BASIC Stamp I/O pin by using the PULSOUT command. Servo has been modified for continuous rotation. NOTES:This continuous rotation servo only work with the following brackets: E-Z Aluminum Servo Bracket , Multi-Purpose Servo Bracket, & Aluminum Servo Bracket (may need some custom...
Build and program two high-quality SumoBot® Robots designed to wrestle in the mini-sumo competition ring, included in the kit! The electronics consists of a surface-mounted BASIC Stamp® 2 module and an array of infrared sensors to detect your opponent and the edge of the Sumo Ring. Additional components include piezospeakers, resistors, pushbuttons and LEDs to build custom breadboard circuits for program mode selection and sensor state feedback. The hardware package includes black anodized...