The S2 robot is suitable for a whole variety of programming skills. The Scribbler robot arrives pre-programmed with eight demo modes, including light-seeking, object detection, object avoidance, line-following, and art. Place a Sharpie marker in the pen port and it will scribble as it drives. Next, use the Graphical User Interface (S2 GUI) tile-based programming tools, or modify the Propeller source code in our BASIC-like Spin language. Through the use of third-party tools you can also program the S2 on a Mac or under Linux, in PropBASIC and C (resources for these languages will follow the release). The S2 is fully compatible with the Georgia Tech IPRE Fluke, too.
The S2 GUI is backward-compatible with the original S1 GUI. However, coders will use Spin for the Propeller instead of PBASIC as they did for the BASIC Stamp in the S1. Our examples will make the transition easy. The benefits and flexibility of Spin in multi-core systems provides easy compartmentalization of S2 subroutines that run concurrently with shared memory. Controlling motors, managing sensors, and interfacing with the hacker port can be done concurrently even while playing sound; the Propeller makes it all possible.
- 3 light sensors
- 2 obstacle avoidance sensors
- 2 line following sensors
- 2 independent DC wheel motors
- Wheel encoders for precise maneuvers
- Stall sensor for wheel motors
- Pen port for drawing on paper
- Speaker to make a full range of notes
- Programmable indicator lights
- Microphone for detecting tones from other S2 robots
- Bi-color LEDs for visual feedback
- Hacker port for connection to external sensors, RF devices, and servos
- Fully assembled Scribbler Robot
- The Scribbler Robot Start-Up Guide
- Power requirements: 6 AA alkaline or NiMH batteries, not included.
- Communication: Serial programming interface to PC
- Scribbler Dimensions: 7.4 x 6.25 x 3.2 in (188 x 158.8 x 81 mm)
- Operating temp range: +50 to +104 °F(+10 to +40 °C)
- System Requirements for S2 GUI: Windows (XP/Vista/7) and internet access to download the software.
Note: The Scribbler Robot is not a toy and is recommended for ages 14+. Parallax has obtained regulatory approvals for CE (Europe) and FCC (USA); these approvals are available for download.
A USB to Serial Adapter and USB A to Mini B cable or DB-9 Serial cable is required to program the Scribbler 2.
Downloads & Resources:
S2 Information and Downloads