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Using Basic stamp from Parallax

Using Basic stamp from Parallax

I was 2 times at the French robotic cup in 1999 and 2000,  and I am very happy to see that building robots is a lot easier than in the past. I remember me playing with ADA/C++, encoding wheels, ultrasonic waves, Infrared  line detection,  motor steppers…time goes bye too fast 🙁

Parallax is selling a small robot : Boe-Bot ($199 powered by a Basic stamp) which is very similar in what the Essaim team has build in the past.

Parallax Boe-BotOur design in 1999 (rank 5th against 183 competitors)

As advertised on their pages, there is a Compas (a low-cost direction sensor, sensing 8 direction) sold by Parallax
There is also a lot more modules available…I think I will buy one or two just for fun!

Parallax also sell  an interesting kit called the M-Sorter.  It really sorts M&M candies, and even Skittles by color!
See the M-Sorter in action here  and buy it here

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.