The very popular Robotics Shield Kit from Parallax is now available in a complete package that includes an Arduino Uno and programming cable. Learn Arduino programming, robotics, and circuit-building all together by following our free, step-by-step web tutorials.
It's perfect for hobbyists, robotics summer camps, and grade 7-12 classrooms. Building the robot takes about an hour, and the online tutorial includes 40 hands-on activities. The assembled robot fits back in the box for safe-keeping between activities.
Complete - just add batteries!
Beginner-friendly - No programming experience needed
Solder-free - Experiment with custom circuits on the breadboard (no special-brand connectors)
Understandable - Free, easy-to-follow web tutorials and example code downloads
Autonomous - DIY touch, light, and infrared sensor circuits let the Shield-Bot navigate on its own
Expandable - Additional sensors and hardware accessory kits are available to get the most out of your robot.
Affordable - Educator discounts available at any quantity
A robot friend for your home
"Staff" for your Robotics Summer Camp
A fleet of robots for your classroom
Note: Requires five 1.5 V AA batteries (not included). For use with six 1.2 V rechargeable batteries, add a Boe-Boost module, sold separately.
The tutorial will walk you through the following:
Learning to program your robot's Arduino Brain
Calibrating the robot's continuous rotation servo motors
Using lights and a speaker for status indicators
Assembling the robot
Using touch-switches to navigate by contact with objects
Using phototransistors to navigate by light
Using non-contact infrared sensors to measure distance and avoid or follow objects
USB A to B cable
Board of Education Shield PCB
High-quality aluminum robot chassis
Continuous rotation servos (50 RPM) and wheels
5-cell AA battery pack
All the electronic components and sensors needed for the tutorial activities
All the assembly hardware needed (nuts, screws, and standoffs)