Build a rolling personal robot and control it with a microcontroller
brain. Keep students engaged while learning electronics concepts with
the LEDs, resistors, capacitors, and other electronic parts which come
with this kit. Students learn about and build circuits on the solderless
breadboard and use Basic programming language to control the
robot. This robot follows lines, navigates mazes, follows people or
other robots, has whiskers to detect objects, detects light, flashes
lights, plays tunes, and more!
Boe-Bot Robot Class 10 Pack (for 10 to 30 students) Includes 10 Boe-Bot
robots and 10 Accessory and Storage Packs, 1 Spare electronics, and 1
Spare mechanical parts. Includes components for obstacle avoidance,
roaming, navigating mazes, and more. Students assemble robot and learn
electronics with the included solderless breadboard and parts, and
programming in Basic language.
Fun - Follow lines, Navigate a room or a maze, Roam toward light, Flash lights, Follow a person or vehicle, and much more!
Beginner-friendly - No programming or electronics experience needed
Open platform - Exposed circuitry to learn electronic concepts and create circuits using a breadboard
Solder-free - Experiment with custom circuits on the breadboard (no special-brand connectors needed)
Understandable - Included text provides easy-to-follow tutorials with diagrams and schematics. Curriculum includes 3D models with step by step instructions.
Programmable - PBASIC is easy to learn and introduces concepts found in most programming languages
Autonomous - Touch, light and infrared sensors let the Boe-Bot navigate on its own. Whiskers make it look like insects!
Expandable - Additional sensors and hardware expansion kits are available to add additional engineering challenges
Durable - Thick, brushed-aluminum chassis with
mounting holes for servos and accessories doesn't bend easily and will
last for many years. Rugged wheels and continuous rotation servo motors
for accurate control.
Communicable - LED lights, a
piezospeaker, phototransistors, and infrared emitter/receiver pairs
provide fun methods of sending and receiving feedback
Connectable - USB cable to connect to PC for programming, then disconnect for autonomous roaming and activities
Battery Powered - Uses 4 AA Batteries for safe power with easy access to remove for recharging (batteries not included)
Circuit Buildable - Kit includes resistors,
transistors, capacitors, LEDs, linear voltage regulator, wires, and all
the parts needed to build project circuits
Controllable - Can use a standard remote control with infrared receiver to control movements (not included in kit)
Expandible - Many add-on accessories and an engineering expansion kit are avaialble for added hours of fun.
Recommended - by teachers, students, and parents
for ages 13 and up,
for boyscouts robot badge,
for robotics clubs,
for applying STEM, physics, and common core math concepts,
for reaching technology literacy (STL) benchmarks,
for Career Tech Ed - STEM, Information Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing,
for SKILLS USA - Electronics, Mechatronics, and Engineering
Parallax IDE system requirements:
Chromebook, Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X operating system
Google Chrome browser (installed)
Serial port or USB 2.0 port plus USB Drivers
Internet connection (only for driver installation and Google account syncing)
Serial or USB BASIC Stamp 2 Development Board
Note: Requires 4 AA batteries, not included, and a PC running Windows XP/Vista/7. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Board of Education development board with a BASIC Stamp 2 microcontroller (#28803)
Durable brushed-aluminum chassis with mounting holes for servos and accessories (#700-00022)
Parallax continuous rotation servos for the drive wheels (#900-00008)
Sensors including whisker-switches, phototransistors, and infrared emitter/receiver pairs
LEDs and a piezospeaker for audio and visual feedback
All the resistors, capacitors, and jumper wires needed to build the circuits
All the screws, nuts, and other hardware needed to build the Boe-Bot
Parallax #1 Phillips/flathead screwdriver
USB A to Mini-B cable to connect the Boe-Bot to your Windows computer for programming