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-Bot||Our 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!