Exploring Robotics with Boe-Bot Engineering Expansion Kit - SingleItem #: ER-Eng-1pack-WC
Publisher: Exploring Robotics
Grade Level: 9-12
Key Features and Benefits:
Boe-Bot Add-on Kits Included:
Give Boe-Bot® Robot insect crawling-like movement with this accessory
kit with 6 legs that must be assembled. ·The Crawler runs on standard
Boe-Bot source code with only minor adjustments for ground speed.· Easy
to assemble and compatible with existing programs. Rubber feet for legs
for protection of surfaces. ·Crawler can climb over obstacles where
wheels cannot go.
Lessons include assembly of the crawler legs, measuring and calculating distances moved, analyzing leg movement, defining ramps and angles of movement, and several fun competitions.
|Gripper: Teach Boe-Bot® how to fetch with this
accessory kit that must be assembled. The Gripper features parallel
plates that open, clamp onto and lift objects all with one cleverly
utilized Parallax Standard Servo. Since the Gripper's servo plugs right
into a servo port on the Board of Education, no additional battery pack
is needed. The lightweight but sturdy aluminum, brass and plastic
Gripper hardware weighs less than 7 ounces and grips cans, ping-pong
balls, eggs, pens, and many other objects.
Lessons include assembly of the gripper, calculating weights and sizes of objects that can be lifted, and several fun competitions.
|Ping ))) Sonar: Give Boe-Bot® “Eyes” with the
Ultrasonic Distance Sensor kit and the motor mount and bracket for the
front of Boe-Bot. Perform measurements between moving or stationary
objects at a distance using Sonar.· Use sonar to avoid walls and help
Boe-Bot® run a maze, find objects and find other Boe-Bots. ·Can be
combined with other kits for fun competitions.
·Lessons include assembly of the ping sensor and motor mount bracket, learning about sonar used with bats and submarines, viewing objects detected in a radar map, defining object sizes that can be detected, calculating Polar and Cartesian coordinates to found objects, ·and several fun competitions.
This kit uses QTI infrared emitter/receiver modules to easily enhance
the line-following capability of the Boe-Bot® robot. Mount three or four
sensors underneath the Boe-Bot® chassis, and adjust the position to
detect lines of different widths. ·Great for more advanced line
following competitions where autonomous actions are required.
Lessons include assembly of the line follower kit, learning how light sensors work, ·detecting color properties of objects, and several fun competitions.
Tank Treads: Turn Boe-Bot into a tank with this add-on kit. Remove the wheels and attach the gears and tread to give Boe-Bot robot the ability to traverse unfriendly terrain.
Lessons include assembly of the tank tread kit, how the gears and chassis work, types of terrain, and several fun competitions.
Remote Control: Control Boe-Bot® movements with a hand held remote.· Customize the buttons to control other devices. Learn about IR sensors and use in competitions with other kits.
Lessons include programming the IR remote control buttons to work with standard Boe-Bot® with wheels or with the add-on kits above..
One Boe-Bot Engineering Expansion Kit WITH CURRICULUM
Individual License for one computer (requires windows PC computer).
Take Boe-Bot to the next level with engineering and programming activities. Includes 5 kits (Crawler, Gripper, Ping Sonar, Line Follower, Tank Treads), Remote, and Engineering Challenge kit. Comes in storage case with removable boxes for each kit.
Gain additional engineering skills for Boe-Bot using more sensors, assemblies, programming challenges and competitions. Great for a second course focusing on engineering and advanced programming skills.
Purchase Boe-Bot separately. Assumes have completed Boe-Bot assembly and programming.
Curriculum includes 30 to 50 hours of self-paced lessons with engineering concept videos, assembly instructions in both written and video format, worksheets, and many competitions.