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      These kits generally require some advanced skills such as soldering and/or computer programming to work. While many people sucessfully build these kits as their first adventure in robot building, younger builders and anyone who feels more comfortable taking one step at a time should consider starting with one of our beginner kits.
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      Parallax is our best selling robot product line because of the company's outstanding commitment to product quality and support. All Parallax products feature
      • thoughtful designs and quality manufacturing,
      • printed documentation and extensive on-line resources,
      • live technical support provided by knowledgeable technicians,
      • and a very active email discussion list supported by Parallax engineers and a world-wide community of hobbyist, student and professional users.
      Parallax has developed an extensive robotics curriculum that is taught in high schools and colleges around the world. While Parallax does sell its books and parts kits (and we do too!), they also make all the books available for free download. When you buy a Parallax robot kit you get access to a huge library of technical training and information that is specifically designed for your robot. It doesn't get any better than that.
       
       

      Picture of productScribbler 2 Robot (No Cable)
      Manufacturer's Product Name: Scribbler 2 Robot  from Parallax




      The Scribbler 2 (S2) robot is a complete robot hardware base for students and hobbyists who want to start their their studies buy focusing on control software instead of building skills. Catalog number: 4471. Brand: Parallax. Brand's Part Number: 28136. Requires six AA batteries, not included.

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      4471 Add To CartScribbler 2 Robot (No Cable)$129.99 In Stock
      5266 Add To CartScribbler 2 Robot (w/ USB Adapter)$139.99 In Stock

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      Picture of productParallax SumoBot Robot Kit from Parallax



      If you think one robot is interesting, wait until you see two of them battling for control Sumo-style. The new SumoBot robot is a competition-ready robot designed within the Northwest Robot Mini-Sumo Tournament rules. This little pusher will locate and knock its opponent right out of the ring while detecting the outside circle should an escape move be necessary. Here are the design specifications:
      • Design based on Northwest Robot Mini-Sumo Tournament Rules
      • Fits within a 10 cm x 10 cm square footprint
      • Weighs less than 500 grams


      This is a complete kit with everything you need to build a competition ready robot. The electronics consists of a surface-mounted BASIC Stamp 2 module, outward facing infrared (IR) sensors on the front to detect your opponent and downward looking IR sensors under the scoop to detect the edge of the Sumo Ring. The hardware package includes the black anodized aluminum chassis and scoop, servo motors, wheels, 4AA power pack (batteries not included) mounting standoffs and screws. The documentation takes you from basic moves to one-on-one combat. Catalog number: 1079. Brand: Parallax. Brand's Part Number: 27400.

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      1079 Add To CartParallax SumoBot Robot Kit$159.95 In Stock

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      Picture of productBoe-Bot Complete Robot Kit v2 - USB from Parallax



      The Boe-Bot kit provides everything you need to get started in robotics even if you have no background in electronics or programming. While there are other robot parts kits on the market, none provides the integrated documentation and support that you get with the Boe-Bot. The Boe-Bot kit provides a real education experience, not just a fun afternoon activity. The Boe-Bot provides the lasting kind of fun that comes from real learning. Catalog number: 1856. Brand: Parallax. Brand's Part Number: 28832.

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      4070 Add To CartBoe-Bot Complete Robot Kit v2 Serial & USB Compatible
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      Picture of productActivityBot Robot Kit from Parallax



      The ActivityBot is a very complete robot hardware kit including chassis, motors, sensors and the Parallax Propeller Activity Board controller. The kit includes all required hardware and assembly tools needed to build an exceptional robot platform for learning electronics and programming. All you need to to add are 5 AA batteries and your computer for compiling and downloading programs. Programming software is available as a free download for Windows or Macintosh computers. Catalog number: 4878. Brand: Parallax. Brand's Part Number: 32500. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 14+.

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      Picture of productParallax SumoBot Robot Competition Kit from Parallax



      This kit includes everything you need to stage your own mini-sumo competition including two Parallax SumoBot Robot Kit and SumoBot Robot Competition Ring Poster.

      Once you have your SumoBot robots up and running, give them a competitive edge and expand your skills by following the step-by-step activities in Applied Robotics with the SumoBot - an advanced text in our Stamps in Class series. Activities include friction analysis, self-calibrating sensors, memory optimization with multipurpose variables and a sensor flags register, and state-machine diagrams for sensor-based navigation. EEPROM data logging lets you record your robot's sensor and program states during a match, then display them afterward in the BASIC Stamp Editor's Debug Terminal - an excellent way to troubleshoot and analyze the performance of your program strategies. Catalog number: 2270. Brand: Parallax. Brand's Part Number: 27402.

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      2270 Add To CartParallax SumoBot Robot Competition Kit
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      Picture of productSumovore Mini-Sumo Soldering Robot Kit from Solarbotics



      Sumovore sets the standard for mini-sumo kits with its outstanding power drive, complete sensor array, modular design and outstanding price. Sumovore's designers invested over 500 man-hours of development time and built 21 prototypes to get this kit right. It shows. It meets the size and weight for official mini-sumo competition and it is built to win!

      We are now shipping the upgraded Sumovore with steel base plate. Catalog number: 2169. Brand: Solarbotics. Brand's Part Number: KSV.

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      2169 Add To CartSumovore Mini-Sumo Soldering Robot Kit$99.99 In Stock

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       Smart Car Robotics from Thames & Kosmos



      Explore the cutting edge of automotive technology with this futuristic car. Construct the sleek, high-tech car, and then use your tablet or smartphone to control the cars motorized wheels and steer it in any direction. On your devices screen, watch the car as it drives through a virtual, augmented reality cityscape. Use the free downloadable app to script a simple program that instructs your car to automatically follow a predetermined course through your city. (Requires recent IOS phone or pad, not included. Android support under development.) Catalog number: 4954. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Brand's Part Number: 620349. The manufacturer recommends this product for ages 10+.

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      Picture of productSumovore Mini-Sumo Robot Kit w/Basic Stamp Bundle Serial from Tinkering Supplies


      This bundle consists of one Sumovore Mini-Sumo Soldering Robot Parts Sub-Assembly, two 2-5/8" Plastic Wheel w/Traction Band for GM Axle, one Sumovore Stamp Brain, one Stamp Stack II Kit and one Serial Cable. Save up to $17.97 with this bundle!

      This is a complete bundle of everything you need to build and begin programming your Sumovore using the Basic Stamp microcontroller using the serial interface on your computer. Catalog number: 2170. Brand: Tinkering Supplies. Brand's Part Number: 2170.

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      2170 Add To CartSumovore Mini-Sumo Robot Kit w/Basic Stamp Bundle Serial$159.99 In Stock

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      Picture of productSumovore Mini-Sumo Robot Kit w/Basic Stamp Bundle USB from Tinkering Supplies


      This bundle consists of one Sumovore Mini-Sumo Soldering Robot Parts Sub-Assembly, two 2-5/8" Plastic Wheel w/Traction Band for GM Axle, one Sumovore Stamp Brain, one Stamp Stack II Kit, one Parallax USB to 232 Serial Adapter and one USB Mini-B Cable - 5'. Save up to $11.96 with this bundle!

      This is a complete bundle of everything you need to build and begin programming your Sumovore using the Basic Stamp microcontroller using the USB interface on your desktop or notebook computer.

      You can also program the robot using your computer serial interface using a Serial Cable (not included). Catalog number: 4069. Brand: Tinkering Supplies. Brand's Part Number: 4069.

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      4069 Add To CartSumovore Mini-Sumo Robot Kit w/Basic Stamp Bundle USB$179.99 In Stock

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       Sumovore Brainboard Prototyping Add-On Kit v2.0 from Solarbotics



      Catalog number: 4157. Brand: Solarbotics.

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      4157 Add To CartSumovore Brainboard Prototyping Add-On Kit v2.0$4.95 In Stock

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      Picture of productSumoShield Sumovore Brainboard Kit from Solarbotics



      This brainboard adaptor turns the Sumovore Mini-Sumo Soldering Robot Kit into a robot shield for your Arduino. Catalog number: 4748. Brand: Solarbotics. Brand's Part Number: KSVSS.

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      4748 Add To CartSumoShield Sumovore Brainboard Kit$12.99 In Stock

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       Sumovore Stamp Brain from Solarbotics



      This upgrade brain board for Sumovore turns it into a programmable powerhouse. It accepts either a standard 24-pin Parallax Basic Stamp module such as a BASIC Stamp 2 Module or a HVW Technologies Stamp Stack II Kit. Catalog number: 1168. Brand: Solarbotics. Brand's Part Number: KSV-BS2.

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      1168 Add To CartSumovore Stamp Brain$15.00 In Stock

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       Sumovore Amtel ATmega8 Brain Kit v2.0 from Solarbotics



      Catalog number: 4156. Brand: Solarbotics. Brand's Part Number: KSV-Amtel.

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      4156 Add To CartSumovore Amtel ATmega8 Brain Kit v2.0$19.95 In Stock

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       Sumovore Amtel ATmega8 Brain Kit from Solarbotics



      This upgrade brain board for Sumovore turns it into a programmable robot powered by an Amtel ATmega8 microcontroller. Catalog number: 1703. Brand: Solarbotics. Brand's Part Number: KSV-Amtel.

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      1703 Add To CartSumovore Amtel ATmega8 Brain Kit$19.95 In Stock

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       Sumovore PIC 16F877A Brain Kit from Solarbotics



      This upgrade brain board for Sumovore turns it into a programmable robot powered by a Microchip PIC 16F877A. This board replaces the Sumovore's discreet brainboard and features:
      • 33 I/O lines
      • Eight 10-bit ADC
      • Two PWM channels
      • In-circuit programming
      • Five indicator LEDs
      • Three servo/aux headers
      • Extra breadboarding space for customized support circuitry
      • 5-pin and RJ11-6 programming headers
      The kit includes the 16F877A which comes pre-programmed with mini-sumo and line-follower behaviors. You will have to fabricate your own programming cable starting with a standard PC printer cable (not included). Instructions are provided in the assembly manual. Catalog number: 1805. Brand: Solarbotics. Brand's Part Number: KSV-PIC.

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      1805 Add To CartSumovore PIC 16F877A Brain Kit$24.95 In Stock

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      Picture of productBOE-BOT Tank Kit from Parallax



      Turn your Boe-Bot into a Tank! Simply remove the wheels from your Boe-Bot and attach the gears and treads from this kit to give your Boe-Bot the ability to traverse unfriendly terrain.

      This kit includes:
      • (2) Metal Side Plates
      • (1) Tank Wheel and Tread Set
      • Mounting scres, nuts and spacers
      • Printed documentation
      Catalog number: 1676. Brand: Parallax. Brand's Part Number: 28106.

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      1676 Add To CartBOE-BOT Tank Kit$34.95 In Stock

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      Picture of productBOE-BOT Crawler Add-On Kit from Parallax



      The Crawler is a ready to assemble kit that converts a Parallax BOE-BOT into a high quality precision walker. It's easy to use, durable and affordable. Now here's the really amazing part. It works with all standard BOE-BOT code -- "No special programming"

      The Crawler has a full range of movement. It can walk forward and backwards, and turn left and right. It responds instantly to terrain changes and adjusts its walking pattern to compensate without special programming. It has a high level of ground clearance and can walk over most obstacles under one inch. The crawler's unique design allows it to move quickly while maintaining stability. The crawler kit opens a whole new world of exploration for your robot. Catalog number: 1473. Brand: Parallax. Brand's Part Number: 30055.

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      1473 Add To CartBOE-BOT Crawler Add-On Kit$34.99 In Stock

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      Picture of productBoe-Bot Digital Encoder Kit from Parallax



      The Boe-Bot Digital Encoder provides wheel rotation feedback to improve dead-reckoning, solve mazes, and map paths of travel. The kits uses reflective sensors mounted next to the Boe-Bots wheel to count cycles using the wheel holes as the encoder. This kit requires the newer Boe-Bot wheels with eight cut-outs. If you have an older Boe-Bot, you can purchase the new 2-5/8" Plastic Wheel Model 8X w/Traction Band for Servo Axle separately.

      The Digital Encoder kit includes all the hardware you need to mount to your Boe-Bot:
      • (2) Reflective Sensors
      • (2) Connecting Cables
      • (2) #4-40 x 1/4" panhead machine screws
      • (2) #4-40 Hex nuts
      • (2) 10K 1/4 W Resistors
      • (2) Mounting plates
      Catalog number: 1700. Brand: Parallax. Brand's Part Number: 28107.

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      1700 Add To CartBoe-Bot Digital Encoder Kit$39.00 In Stock

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      The content on this page was updated on 03/29/2015