Assemble your robot and then get ready to have some fun trying out these Propeller C Tutorials created specifically for the zippy ActivityBot. Learn how to make your robot navigate using a variety of sensors, using touch, ultrasound, visible light, and more!
Build a smart robot with this step-by-step tutorial for using the Robotics Shield Kit from Parallax and your own Ardunio Uno, Duemilanove, or Mega.
Teaching robotics in a school or club? Check out each Chapter Summary to see what STEM skills and concepts your students will soak up.
Need to put your ELEV-8 v3 Quadcopter Kit together? Follow these step-by-step instructions for assembling, testing, and configuration. Don't worry - no soldering required!
Get started with your new Arlo Complete Robot System! This guide will take you step-by-step through the assembly process: 8 sections, 38 illustrated, easy-to-follow steps. Soldering required.
Dive into robotics, graphical programming, electronics with the ActivityBot robot and BlocklyProp visual programming! This tutorial will show you how.
Build your own robot, wire it up with sensors, and let it roam on its own. Robotics with the Boe-Bot includes step-by-step assembly instructions, circuit-building, and programming for the BASIC Stamp-based Boe-Bot Robot.
Why should we care about drone" safety? It's the law, and it's your repsonsibility to know! Being a good sUAV citizen not only helps protect you, other people, and property, it affects the perception and future regulation of the hobby and industry.
Ready for a bigger ActivityBot? Mount your Propeller Activity Board (WX, or original) on the Arlo! A couple of connections, a few simple tests, change to one line of code — after that the Arlo will run ActivityBot code like a champ.
Ready to add servos to your ELEV-8 v3 Quadcopter? Explore these beginner, intermediate, and advanced hardware and firmware hacks.
Add code to the Parallax ELEV-8 Flight Controller to use its available ports as general-purpose input/output pins. Once you understand how to control an LED or read the state of an input pin, you can apply that to your own custom accessories.
Ready to optimize your ELEV-8 v3 Quadcopter's performance? Here you will find instructions for gyroscope and accelerometer calibration, basic roll, pitch, thrust, and gain tuning, and mechanically balancing your frame and propellers.
Although the Parallax GroundStation provides useful information about the ELEV-8 v3 when it is connected to your computer with a USB cable, it is even more fun when that connection is wireless, with 900MHz XBee modules!
Are you ready to mod your ELEV-8 v3? This tutorial will show you how to build a set of fully programmable running lights composed of bright RGB LEDs and custom PCBs you can order from OSH Park.
Get ready to fly! Follow this well-illustrated, step-by-step tutorial to build your ELEV-8 V2 Quadcopter Kit. These instructions are for assembling the Parallax ELEV-8 Quadcopter Version 2 (#80200 or #80202) in its most standard configuration.
New to flying multirotor aircraft? This guide for the ELEV-8 V2 Quadcopter is a perfect place to start learning. Topics include RC transmitter controls, safety guidelines, arming and disarming your flight controller, beginning and advanced flying techniques, and optimizing your multirotor performance.
Want more room on your Shield-Bot? Mount the Board of Education Shield with an Arduino Uno on the Arlo! With a few connections, tests, and the inclusion of the ArloRobot library, any Shield-Bot code will run.
Is your Boe-Bot ready to grow? Mount the Board of Education (with BASIC Stamp 2) on the Arlo! Make some connections, run some tests, and then any Boe-Bot code will run.
This mini-course will assist you in completing the “hands on” requirements of the BSA Robotics Merit Badge entitled “Section 4: Design, build, program, test”.
Get more out of your SumoBot with the Applied Robotics with the SumoBot accessory text from Andy Lindsay! Hone your techniques and skills to improve your performance in the competition ring.
If you're new to the S3 and/or BlocklyProp programming environment, start here. This section has tutorials that will introduce you to BlocklyProp and to the blocks you'll be programming with in future tutorials.
The Scribbler 3 robot features LED indicator lights and a built-in speaker – all accessible in your programs using the BlocklyProp programming environment. Click here to experience Lights and Sounds with your S3!
Turn your BASIC Stamp-based Boe-Bot into an Arduino Uno-based Shield-Bot with our Retrofit Kit. Try "Robotics with the BOE Shield for Arduino" and its breadboard-based DIY sensor circuits. Follow up with bonus Shield-Bot projects, Robot Competition Ideas, and other Arduino-friendly Parallax sensors and accessories.
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.
Take your S3 for a test drive with these BlocklyProp Simple Scribbler tutorials featuring Motors blocks. Drive speeds, drive distances, draw shapes and have fun!
Keeping your DHB-10 Firmware up-to-date is important, and easy to do! Follow this guide to get the latest firmware version for your Arlo's DHB-10 Motor Controller.
This tutorial shows you how to drive your ActivityBot robot with an IR remote and BlocklyProp code. Whisker switch obstacle detectors or Ping))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor also welcome!
The Scribbler 3 robot excels at autonomously navigating, following lines, and avoiding obstacles using its various onboard sensors. The tutorials in this section will teach you how to create and modify S3 navigation programs in the BlocklyProp programming environment.
The S3's exposed hacker port is perhaps one of it's most exciting new features. These tutorials will introduce you to just how easy it is to "hack" your Scribbler 3 robot with a variety of added sensors you can program right from the BlocklyProp programming tool.
Drive your ActivityBot using your computer keyboard! This short tutorial will show you how.
Your ActivityBot kit came with a microSD card, which you can use with your robot in a variety of ways. This tutorial will show you how to control your robot's navigation by loading and executing drive commands from your SD card.
Program your ActivityBot to drive a square, rectangle, circle, hexagon...whatever polygonal shape you desire! This tutorial shows you how to execute precision moves with just a little bit of simple trigonometry and the SimpleIDE libraries you've been using all along.
Have you ever wondered what your Propeller C 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.
Show off your ActivityBot's multitasking skills with this IR remote control Propeller C project. Change directions or speed while playing music, or vice versa, without the need for coding interrupts. Just watch out for obstacles or your robot could develop a mind of its own!
Are you looking to learn a bit more about programming the S2 robot using its easy GUI software? This short video tutorial will get you started.
The Robots for Beginners Workshop by Neil Rosenberg is a great curriculum for teachers teaching robotics with the S2 robot, or for anyone looking to learn a bit more about programming using the easy S2 GUI software. With projects ranging from easy to challenging, this complete workshop has something for everyone.
High tech instant-messenging is overrated! Watch and learn as the S2 robot delivers important messages in style in this fun and simple video tutorial.
Robots can dance, and this video tutorial for the S2 robot is the proof! Following Jessica's easy instructions will get your S2 dancing and 'singing' the Hokey Pokey in no time at all.