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ActivityBot Robot Kit

Product Code: 32500
Excl. VAT: £142.00 Incl. VAT: £170.40
You will earn 142 Robo Points for buying this product

It's a great option for first-time robot-builders, as well as for an intro to technology and engineering in Senior Schools and Colleges. Learn real-world engineering skills with the friendly, capable, and peppy ActivityBot

Step-by-step web tutorials take you through programming its multicore Propeller chip in C, wiring circuits on a breadboard, and building sensor systems so your robot can navigate on its own.

Following the checkmarks gets you to the fun fast, with optional links for added learning.

  • Recommended for ages 14+

The ActivityBot is ready for tinkering with off-the-shelf components, additional sensors, and upgrade kits. The Activity Board sports a mini audio jack and a socket for an optional XBee RF module (not included).

Key Features:

  • Easy to program in C on Windows, Mac, or Linux with the SimpleIDE software and custom Simple Libraries
  • Multicore Propeller control board makes it quick to integrate sensors, motors, and more
  • High-speed servo motors with optical encoders provide fast, consistent maneuvering
  • Breadboard and 3-pin headers let you experiment with common electronics parts, no soldering or proprietary connectors required
  • Component kit makes navigation systems that use touch, visible light, infrared light and ultrasonic sensors
  • Built-in SD card slot and microSD card are ready for data-logging and file storage

Application Ideas:

  • A great hobby kit for exploring electronics and programming
  • An affordable STEM education platform to provide a low robot/student ratio

Notes: The ActivityBot requires five 1.5 V AA batteries, not included 

Kit Contents:

  • (1)  - Propeller Activity Board (#32910)
  • (2)  - High Speed Continuous Rotation Servos (#900-00025)
  • (1)  - PING))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor (#28015)
  • (1)  - Small Robot Chassis (#700-00022)
  • (1)  - ActivityBot Encoder Kit (#32501)
  • (2)  - ActivityBot Encoder wheels with O-ring tires
  • (1)  - 1" Tail Wheel Ball (#700-00009)
  • (1)  - 5 AA Battery Holder (#753-00007)
  • (1)  - Parallax Screwdriver (#700-00064)
  • (1)  - Parallax Combination Wrench (#700-10025)
  • (1)  - USB A to Mini-B Cable (#805-00006)
  • (1)  - 2 GB microSD card (#32319)
  • (1)  - Electronics pack with passive components plus light, touch, and infrared sensors
  • (1)  - Hardware pack with all the screws, nuts, and standoffs needed

Useful links:

Parallax Web tutorial: http://learn.parallax.com/activitybot 

Print out version: http://learn.parallax.com/print/book/export/html/675

Simple IDE Software: http://learn.parallax.com/propeller-c-set-simpleide

Whenever possible, items which are in stock are dispatched the same day, or the next working day.

Large and/or heavy items are dispatched by UPS courier service and these orders must be placed before 15:00hrs (GMT) to ensure same day dispatch.

Small items are normally sent using a Royal Mail service for UK orders, and International Airmail or UPS for overseas orders

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