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Robotic Drawing Arm

Using a Board of Education Shield for Arduino, build a robotic arm unit and control it using a 2-axis joystick. Attach a pen or pencil to the end and create a drawing device to write your name, draw shapes, and more.

Arduino KittyBot

Have you ever wondered what your Arduino Shield Robot would be like as a cat? Try this Arduino project and watch your robot take on a new feline personality – attitude and all.

KittyBot

Have you ever wondered what your ActivityBot would be like as a cat? Try this Propeller C-language project and watch your robot take on a new feline personality – attitude and all.

Physics Fun Badge

Turn your Parallax Hackable Electronic Badge into a Physics Measurement Tool using the on-board accelerometer, a PING))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor, and a FlexiForce pressure sensor. The Physics Fun Badge measures distance, tilt, and force. It can display live readings or record them. Recorded readings can be visualized as a graph on the main screen and exported as comma-separated values using the SimpleIDE terminal.

DC Motor Control

Create a project to control DC motors using a simple Joystick, Xbees, Polulu motor driver board, and two Activity Boards. This is a great beginner project for those interested in DC motors and wireless communication through Xbee modules.

XBee 802.15.4 to PC Demo

Are you interested in a project involving a microcontroller linked serially to a PC via XBee? The XBee 802.15.4 to PC Demo provides an example of communication between a Series 1 XBee Module and a PC.

Door Control - Part 1

This is part 1 of a 2 part demo series describing how to control doors using various motors and limit switches. Part 1 is a non-application demo that will take you through door control via a servo and optical limit switch.

The Magic BS2 Board

Want to make your own Magic 8-Ball using your HomeWork Board or Board of Education? Try this Stamps in Class Mini-Project and wow your family and friends with its eerie fortune-telling abilities!

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