Your ActivityBot kit came with a microSD card, which you can use with your robot in a variety of ways. This Propeller C tutorial will show you how to control your robot's navigation by loading and executing drive commands from your SD card.
So what is a microcontroller? And then what is a multicore microcontroller? In this short read, meet the Propeller chip, a multicore microcontroller that makes inventing easier with teamwork.
Get ready to build your robotics skills with this Propeller C Tutorial for the zippy ActivityBot. Learn how to make your robot navigate using a variety of sensors, using touch, ultrasound, visible light, and more!
A function is a little piece of reusable code designed to do a specific task. This Propeller C Tutorial series will show you how to use functions, pass information to them, and get information back from them. It will show you how C functions work with the Propeller's memory and multiple cores.
Download and set up SimpleIDE, the programming environment for Propeller C. Installers available now for Windows and Mac, and i386 binaries are available for Linux.
Build simple circuits on the Propeller Activity Board, and write Propeller C programs to interact with them. Blink lights, beep a speaker, measure voltage, and more.
Get started with C-language programming for the multicore Propeller microcontroller. The simple example programs use variables, do math, count loops, make decisions, and store information.
This abbreviated series of lessons (gleaned from Robotics with the Boe-Bot) was created to encourage Scouts who are interested enough in robotics to obtain their Merit Badge, but not enough to go “too deep, too quickly”.
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.