Robotics Shield Kit for Arduino - Parallax

Make your Arduino the onboard brain of a mobile robot and learn robotics, electronics, and programming with this versatile kit and its accompanying step-by-step lessons. The Board of Education Shield plugs into your own Arduino (not included) and mounts on the popular Boe-Bot robot chassis. This kit includes everything you need (except for an Arduino) to get started learning about robotics!

With this kit and your own Arduino module, you can follow the Robotics with the Board of Education Shield for Arduino lessons with over 40 hands-on activities, such as:

  • Learning to program your robot’s Arduino Brain
  • Calibrating the robot’s continuous rotation servo motors
  • Using lights and speakers for status indicators
  • Assembling the robot
  • Preprogrammed navigation
  • Using touch-switches to navigate by contact with objects
  • Using phototransistors to navigate by light
  • Using non-contact infrared sensors to measure distance and avoid or follow objects
  • Board of Education Shield
  • Aluminum Chassis
  • 2x Servos
  • 2x Wheels
  • Hardware Kit
  • Electronic Components
  • Screwdriver

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Robotics Shield Kit for Arduino - Parallax Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Robotics

This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.

1 Robotics

Skill Level: Noob - You will be required to put together a robotics kit. Necessary parts are included and steps will be easy to follow. You also might encounter basic robotics components like bearings, mounts, or other hardware and need a general idea of how it goes together.
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Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.

1 DIY

Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

2 Programming

Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Customer Comments

  • The Parallax Arduino ShieldBot comes now with a 5-cell AA pack, not the 4-cell AA pack shown in the photo. This was an upgrade we introduced after SparkFun started stocking the robot, so it’s Parallax' mistake (not theirs). Here are the resources for the robot, too http://learn.parallax.com/ShieldRobot. - Ken G

  • I wish you guys (SFE) carried just the plain board. I already have a BOE-BOT chassis and sensors for it, and I would love one of those boards

  • Does this come with a 5x AA battery holder or a 4x AA battery holder? It’s pictured here with a a 5x, but the Parallax site shows a 4x.

    • That picture was taken from what we actually had in stock, but there is no guarantee that’s what we will continue to get.

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