Boe-Bot Robot Kit with Individual Curriculum 1 year License for Grades 8-10. For teacher trial or home school at a 25% discount.
Learn coding with robots using a text-based language that is great for beginners. The lessons go through coding from easy to more complex, and also provide instruction in digital electronics and robotics - skills that lead to high-demand STEM and engineering careers.
The lessons provide a companion learning tool for the Boe-Bot mobile robot from Parallax - with 3D models and step by step instruction on video for assembly, building electronic circuits, and programming the robot. Created for use in both classes and self-study, the online lessons provide video instruction for hands-on learning. This bundle is great for self study, home school, and teacher trials.
The videos and 3D models provide a realistic view, make it easy to see close up, and take a student step by step through the construction of Boe-Bot, testing the motors, calibration, and adding electronic components for each activity.
This robot is capable of line following, roaming, navigating mazes, and much more. Students learn electronics with the included solderless breadboard. They also learn programming in a text-based language: Basic where commands are typed. This is a great transition from graphical languages like Blockly or Scratch, and much easier to learn than C because the coding syntax is less demanding.
Parallax's Boe-Bot Robot is built on a high-quality brushed aluminum chassis that provides a sturdy platform for the continuous rotation servo motors and BASIC Stamp® module's Board of Education carrier board. Many mounting holes and slots may be used to add custom robotic equipment or off-the-shelf Parallax add-ons. The rear wheel is a slider ball held in place with a cotter pin. Drive wheels are molded to fit precisely on the servo spline and held in place with screws. This robot can be easily dis-assembled for use in multiple classrooms.
What really makes the Boe-Bot unique is the BASIC Stamp microcontroller's flexibility of programming when coupled with breadboard circuit construction. Students quickly learn about sensors and embedded control projects, from wiring and components to programming and mechanical dependencies.