Shield-Bot Educator Resources

Shield-Bot Educator Resources.

The BOE Shield for Arduino Robot (a.k.a Shield-Bot) allows the tried-and-true Boe-Bot robotics platform to be powered by an Arduino.  Although the internet is full of ideas and projects for the Arduino, there are few good resources for getting started and learning the core skills necessary to be proficient with the Arduino as a microcontroller.  By adapting our Boe-Bot materials to the Arduino microcontroller, we have created a student-friendly, yet thorough introduction for students and teachers who want to use the Arduino and are new to programming, electronics, and robotics.

The complete Robotics with the BOE Shield for Arduino learning system includes the educator resources, hardware, software, and a textbook.  Links to each component of the complete Shield-Bot system can be found on this page.



The Shield-Bot kits, spare parts, and accessories can be purchased through our store site or by calling 888-512-1024 and asking for sales.

Arduino family of products on our store site


To program the Arduino microcontroller on the Shield-Bot, you will need to download and install software onto your computer.  Software is available for Windows, Mac, and Chrome (most platforms).

Arduino Software Downloads

Textbook & Code

The textbook that comes in the kit for the Shield-Bot is titled Robotics with the BOE Shield for Arduino.  In addition to a printed copy included in each kit, the PDF and code can be obtained from the Downloads tab here:

Robotics with the BOE Shield for Arduino Full Text 


The Arduino microcontroller is programmed in a C++ like language. A reference for the Arduino programming language can be found here:

Arduino Language Reference 


Educator's PD Course

Parallax holds Professional Development courses for educators. The syllabus "PD Activities - Robotics with the BOE Shield-Bot & Arduino" can be found here

1-Day PD Syllabus



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