- Parent Category: Robotic
- Category: Building Robots
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!
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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