The Boe-Bot Robot is programmed using PBASIC - arguably the easiest text-based languages for beginners to learn. Ideal for students who are new to programming, electronics, and robotics, the Boe-Bot is a time-tested platform, making it one of the best places for students to begin learning.
The complete Robotics with the Boe-Bot learning system includes the educator resources, hardware, software, and textbooks. Links to each component of the complete Boe-Bot system can be found on this page.
Here you will find links to educator resources for Robotics with the Boe-Bot. If you are logged into learn.parallax.com as a registered educator, links for each of these pages containing downloadable resources will appear at the bottom of this page. To request an educator login for learn.parallax.com, email us at email@example.com. The links below include:
- Course Guides
- Assessment Resources
- Source Code
- Extra Resources
- Includes resources for IR Remote with the Boe-Bot
The Bot-Bot kits, spare parts, and accessories can be purchased through our store site or by calling 888-512-1024 and asking for sales.
To program the BASIC Stamp microcontroller on the Boe-Bot, you will need to download and install software on to your computer. Software is available for Windows, Mac, and Chrome (most platforms).
The textbook that comes in the kit for the Boe-Bot is titled Robotics with the Boe-Bot. In addition to a printed copy included in each kit, it can be downloaded as a PDF here:
The BASIC Stamp microcontroller is programmed in PBASIC. A reference for the PBASIC programming language can be found here:
Once you've completed the Robotics with the Boe-Bot text, a sequel, titled IR Remote with the Boe-Bot is available as a downloadable PDF here:
You can purchase the IR Remote Parts Kit from the store site here:
Most of the activities found in the What's a Microcontroller? text can be completed with the parts found in your Boe-Bot kit. The What's a Microcontroller? text and instructions on using Boe-Bot parts to complete its activities are available here:
Finally, project and competition ideas are available here:
Click here to download a generic guide to teaching with Parallax tutorials and hardware.
Click here to download the Standards Alignment document for teaching with a Parallax small robot platform.
Click here to find course roadmaps and syllabi, a deeper learning guide, an assessment and grading guide, and a standards alignment matrix