Robotics for the Boe-Bot Educator Resources

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.

Educator Resources

Here you will find links to educator resources for Robotics with the Boe-Bot.  If you are logged into 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, email us at  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.

Boe-Bot family of products on our store site


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).

BASIC Stamp Software Downloads


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:

Robotics with the Boe-Bot Full Text 


The BASIC Stamp microcontroller is programmed in PBASIC. A reference for the PBASIC programming language can be found here:

PBASIC Language Reference 

Going Further

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:

IR Remote with the Boe-Bot Full Text 

You can purchase the IR Remote Parts Kit from the store site here:

IR Remote Parts Kit

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:

What's a Microcontroller? Educator Page

What's a Microcontroller? activities with Boe-Bot parts

Finally, project and competition ideas are available here:

Projects on Learn

Robot Competition Ideas

Even more ideas and resources available on our Forums



Tutorial Teaching and Strategy Guide
Tutorial Teaching and Strategy Guide

Click here to download a generic guide to teaching with Parallax tutorials and hardware.

Parallax Small Robot Standards Matrix
Parallax Small Robot Standards Matrix

Click here to download the Standards Alignment document for teaching with a Parallax small robot platform.

Robotics for the Boe-Bot / Shield-Bot Course Guides
Robotics with the Boe-Bot / Robotics with the BOE Shield for Arduino Course Guides

Click here to find course roadmaps and syllabi, a deeper learning guide, an assessment and grading guide, and a standards alignment matrix

Private Educator Access Only

Educator Only Access - Additional Resources are available for registered educators!

You either aren't logged in as a verified educator, or you do not have an educator account with us. If you are an educator and you are using Parallax products in your classroom, or you are interested in knowing more about what resources are available, we encourage you to request access to these additional curriculum and assessment resources.

To request educator-only access, please introduce yourself to our Educational Staff. We usually request some basic information to qualify as an educator, contact us at