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Parallax Shield Robot with Arduino

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Build your own "Shield-Bot!" This Robotics Shield Kit is a complete package that includes an Arduino Uno, programming cable, and 270+ page printed tutorial "Robotics with the BOE Shield-Bot for Arduino," adapted from the original online tutorials. Learn Arduino programming, robotics, and circuit-building all together step-by-step.

Suitable middle school, high school, and college classrooms, as well as robotics summer camps and individual hobbyists. Building the robot takes about an hour, and the online tutorial includes 40 hands-on activities. The assembled robot fits back in its box for safe-keeping between activities. This robot kit can be used as a California A-G approved elective course; contact education@parallax.com for details.

  • Printed book "Robotics with the BOE Shield-Bot for Arduino"
  • Arduino Uno
  • USB A to B cable
  • Board of Education Shield PCB
  • High-quality aluminum robot chassis
  • Continuous rotation servos (50 RPM) and wheels
  • 5-cell AA battery pack
  • All the electronic components and sensors needed for the tutorial activities
  • All the assembly hardware needed (nuts, screws, and standoffs)
  • Parallax Screwdriver
  • Beginner-friendly — No programming experience needed
  • Solder-free — Experiment with custom circuits on the breadboard (no special-brand connectors)
  • Understandable — Free, easy-to-follow web tutorials and example code downloads
  • Autonomous — DIY touch, light, and infrared sensor circuits let the Shield-Bot navigate on its own
  • Expandable — Additional sensors and hardware accessory kits are available to get the most out of your robot

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