Chapter 3. Assemble and Test your BOE Shield-Bot

This chapter contains instructions for building and testing your BOE Shield-Bot.  It’s especially important to complete the testing portion before moving on to the next chapter.  By doing so, you can help avoid a number of common mistakes that could otherwise lead to mystifying BOE Shield-Bot behavior.  Here is a summary of what you will do:

  1. Build the BOE Shield-Bot.
  2. Re-test the servos to make sure they are properly connected.
  3. Connect and test a speaker that can let you know when the BOE Shield-Bot’s batteries are running low.   
  4. Use the Serial Monitor to control and test servo speed.


Code Update Notice 
The Chapter 3 Arduino Code was updated on 11/15/2012.  See the notice on this page for details.