This is a listing of discussion topics and resources for the VTEEA 2016 workshop series, held July 26-28, 2016.
Mount your Propeller Board of Education on a Boe-Bot robot chassis, and you have a Propeller Boe-Bot! And yes, you can also do all the same activities from Robotics with the Boe-Bot with your Propeller/Spin version. This text is available as a PDF download.
Program your ActivityBot to drive a square, rectangle, circle, hexagon...whatever polygonal shape you desire! This Propeller C 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.