Boe-Bot Robot

Robots are used in the auto, medical, and manufacturing industries, and of course, in many science fiction films. Building and programming a robot is a combination of mechanics, electronics, and problem solving. What you can experience with the Boe-Bot will be relevant to realistic applications using robotic control, the only difference being the size and sophistication. The electronic control principles, example program listings, and circuits you can use are very similar (and sometimes identical) to industrial applications developed by engineers.

 

The Boe-Bot Robot is built on a high-quality brushed aluminum chassis that provides a sturdy platform for the servo motors and printed circuit board. Mounting holes and slots may be used to add custom robotic equipment.

The Robotics text manual includes various activities for the Boe-Bot robot with structured source code support and bonus challenges with solutions in each chapter. Starting with basic movement and proceeding to sensor-based projects, users quickly learn how the Boe-Bot is expandable for many different robotic projects, users quickly learn about embedded projects, from wiring and components to programming and mechanical dependencies.

The robot may be programmed to follow a line, solve a maze, follow light, or communicate with another, Infrared object detection, object detection with whiskers. Extra activities which may require additional parts for your Boe-Bot include: making your Boe-Bot talk with a speech board, maze contests, line following, interfacing direction sensors, and using RF modules for communication and video/camera equipment to build a Video-Bot, Crawl using crawler kit, Encoder-position feedback, ultrasonic range finder etc.

 
 
Penguin Robot

Walking Robots remain largely unexplored in the area of hobby and education. The limitations include handling diverse terrain including stairs, more difficult programming algorithms and feedback, and generally more complex mechanical designs. This may be one of the reason most of our robots have wheels. However, people have a natural tendency to appreciate a walking robot: they seem more like human beings; they offer more entertainment value and they're fun to watch; and the challenge to make a biped robot walk successfully is a challenge enough to pursue the concept.

The Penguin Robot simplifies the walking robot concept. While the Penguin certainly won't be caring for the elderly, vacuuming the house or driving you to the store, it will provide a first exposure to the concept of a programmable biped.

  Two servos will prove to be quite limiting if you master this robot, but along the way you'll discover the complexities and rewards associated with learning to program a walker. Walking robots introduce embedded control in a positive, fun and friendly way.

 
   
  Various accessories and robotics sensors available separately :
   
 
   
 
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