Are you ready for robotics? This smart little ActivityBot 360° Robot can get you started and take you far. It's easy to program visually with BlocklyProp or in C with simplified libraries. Feedback 360° High Speed Servos with built-in encoders make for fast, consistent maneuvers. A variety of sensors and components are included in the kit. Its Propeller Activity Board WX features built-in support for audio and wireless upgrades.
The free web tutorials guide you step by step, just follow the checkmarks. First, build your ActivityBot. Then, learn about programming its multicore Propeller chip brain. Start building circuits on a breadboard, then make DIY sensor systems so your robot can navigate all by itself. Tutorial options include BlocklyProp graphical programming or C language with simplified libraries (see download section below). Choose your preference, or go from one to the other for a strong foundation and progression.
The ActivityBot 360° Robot is ready for tinkering. Add off-the-shelf components, more sensors, and even upgrade kits. The Propeller Activity Board WX sports a mini audio jack and a socket for an optional RF module (not included).
The ActivityBot 360° Robot builds transferrable skills in high school or college robotics, technology, engineering, and programming courses. The kit is recommended for ages 14 and up.
Free BlocklyProp online graphical programming for Chromebook, Windows, and Mac
Free C language programming with SimpleIDE software for Windows and Mac
Propeller Activity Board WX (#32912) makes it quick to integrate sensors, motors, and more
Feedback 360° High-speed servo motors with built-in encoders make fast, consistent maneuvers
Plug common electronic parts right into the breadboard or 3-pin headers. No soldering or special connectors needed!
Parts included for DIY navigation sensors that use touch, visible light, infrared light and ultrasonics
Built-in SD card slot and included microSD card are ready for data-logging and file storage
A great hobby kit for exploring robotics, electronics and programming
An affordable STEM education platform to provide a high robot/student ratio
Note: The ActivityBot 360° Robot requires five 1.5 V AA batteries, not included but we recommend p/n: 198707.
Power requirements: 7.5 VDC; as five 1.5 V AA batteries (not included)
Communication: USB 2.0 for programming and serial port debugging
Dimensions: 4 x 4.5 x 5.7 inches (10 x 14.4 x 11.5 cm) assembled, without sensors
Operating temperature range: 5 to 158 °F (-15 to +70 °C)
(1) - Propeller Activity Board WX (#32912)
(2) - Parallax Feedback 360° High Speed Servos (#900-00360)