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  • Parallax Propeller P8X32A Microcontroller QuickStart
    Great Multi-Procesor board
    Review by Maquina Pensante Ottawa
    The Parallax propeller chip acts as eight "independent" processors ("cog") that make it very easy to create complex applications (robotics, games, embedded solutions, etc.) with out having to worry about interrupts. These boards have a 40 pin expansion port that make prototyping very easy (using the optional Parallax P8X32A QuickStart Proto Board Kit for example)
    (Posted on 9/21/14)
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 10: Programming Your Robot

Posted on June 29, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Arduino Tutorials, How To Make a Robot, Software and Apps.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Getting Started Lesson 2 - Choosing a Robotic Platform Lesson 3 - Making Sense of Actuators Lesson 4 - Understanding Microcontrollers Lesson 5 - Choosing a Motor Controller Lesson 6 – Controlling your Robot Lesson 7 - Using Sensors Lesson 8 - Getting the Right Tools Lesson 9 - Assembling a Robot Lesson 10 - Programming a Robot Programming is usually [...]
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Basics: How Do I Differentiate Between Robotic Kits?

Posted on March 28, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Where to Start.

Robots and artificial devices have always interested humans as they are the first devices mankind has created that has the potential to match and surpass our own abilities. For this reason, many technologically advanced companies have created robot kits in order to satisfy people’s need and desire for devices that emulate human thought, form and [...]
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What Wheels Should My Robot Use?

Posted on February 29, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry.

Designing a mobile robot and wondering what wheels (and how many) you should incorporate? You’ve come to the right place. Mobile wheeled or tracked robots have a minimum of two motors which are used to propel and steer the robot. Hobbyists tend to choose skid steering (like a tank) because of its simplicity to design, [...]
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Basics: How Do I Choose a Microcontroller?

Posted on February 20, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Where to Start.

For a beginner, choosing the right microcontroller may seem like a daunting task, especially considering the range of products, specifications and potential applications. There are many different microcontroller boards available on the market: Arduino; BasicATOM; BasicX; Blueroomelectronics; POB Technology; Parallax. Pololu; Miscellaneous (Robotics Connection, New Micros, Rogue Robotics) and many more. Unless you plan to [...]
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 8: Getting the Right Tools

Posted on June 27, 2011

By Coleman Benson & filled under How To Make a Robot.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Getting Started Lesson 2 - Choosing a Robotic Platform Lesson 3 - Making Sense of Actuators Lesson 4 - Understanding Microcontrollers Lesson 5 - Choosing a Motor Controller Lesson 6 – Controlling your Robot Lesson 7 - Using Sensors Lesson 8 - Getting the Right Tools Lesson 9 - Assembling a Robot Lesson 10 - Programming a Robot At this stage, [...]
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... think it's possible to program a Basic Stamp with Basic Micro Studio. Instead, you should use the Basic Stamp software that's available from the Parallax website: * http://www.parallax.com/product/bs2p24#downloads Note that if you're trying to use the sample Pheonix software, you might need to ...
2014-10-08 15:10 by jarcand
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... trying several times (unsucessfully) to get everything working with a Sharp GP2Y0A21YK0F IR distance sensor, I gave up and replaced that with a Parallax PING ultrasonic distance sensor. Now, everything works great. I never have really liked using the Sharp IR distance sensors, and probably won't ...
2014-06-30 23:36 by linuxguy
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What model Ping sensor do you have? The example that comes with the Arduino IDE (under File -> Examples -> 06.Sensors -> Ping) should work for the Parallax Ping sensor. Other ultrasonic sensors sometimes require modifications to the sample...
2014-06-10 13:37 by jarcand
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... test, that pins 5678 are used for the motors...other than that, I have no direction. I am new to this, but I have spent some time working on Parallax BOE Bots which seemed to be easier.
2014-06-03 23:17 by aaron4075
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You're essentially talking about 'hacking" the Scribbler. There will not be any instructions on what to do, how to de-solder the sensors and adapt them to another platform. Note that the scribbler robot has really only has a few PCBs with all of the items soldered to the board; there's not much you ...
2014-05-15 08:10 by CBenson
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http://www.robotshop.com/en/dfrobotshop-rover-tracked-robot-basic-kit.html What to you think of this kit, my budget is only $120 and i think i could use the sensors from my Parallax Scribbler.
2014-05-15 01:39 by carlyn
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I want a chassis that when i open up my scrippler robot I can use the IR sensors and the motors maybe, the motords and the BS2 stamp. My budget is only $120. :) Thanks, Mike. maybe this robot, i could use my BS2 Homework board and use the sensors at leat the IR distance sensors ? http://www.robotsho...
2014-05-15 01:19 by carlyn
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I was thinking if possible i would open the case and install into one of your tracked or 4 wheel drive chassis ? There is one tracked robot i say for around $190 but comes with an Arduino. But i want to stick with the basic stamp for a few Months. My carpet rugs in this small unit was getting it stu...
2014-05-14 22:30 by carlyn
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... and sample code for many parts, but custom code is almost always required. My background is primarily mechanical, having first learned using Parallax and some PIC chips. When Arduino came out, the difference in ease of use was noticeable. We always receive inquiries about people who want ...
2014-05-08 09:01 by CBenson
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Ive played around with picaxe chips/picaxe basic/ Vis Basic, Spin code using propellors from parallax . So im barley OK at writing code, but i can struggle through and make it work. Though sometimes i feel like life might be easier if i just bought an Arduino and built ...
2014-05-08 04:34 by carlyn
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... and sometimes I can spend hours just browsing the store. This often leads me to adding items to my wishlist and/or shopping cart. I just got two Parallax PIR motion sensors (new to me) that I am going to add to my robots soon, and have not even taken them out of the package yet. I have a very ...
2014-04-23 11:36 by linuxguy
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So again not sure what your goal is? Get Parallax to ship the V2? Get someone to build a board for it? An official Arduino board with the V2 in it? My goal is all of the above. I'm an Arduino Due user. I have never been interested in Propeller ...
2014-04-21 22:27 by kurte
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I'm an Arduino Due user. I have never been interested in Propeller or the Spin language until the specs for the Propeller-2 came out (16 cores, 64 I/O, up to 64 13-bit ADCs!, programmable in GCC). As an Arduino customer, I'm just bringing up the possibility on a Arduino board with a Prop-2 chip as ...
2014-04-21 21:11 by linuxguy
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So again not sure what your goal is? Get Parallax to ship the V2? Get someone to build a board for it? An official Arduino board with the V2 in it? My goal is all of the above. I'm an Arduino Due user. I have never been interested in Propeller ...
2014-04-21 20:14 by randomvibe
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Arguably, Parallax started this Maker movement. Arguably without Parallax, there would not have been Arduino. And without Arduino, Parallax would not have implement C programming. I think an Arduino board with a Propeller-2 chip ...
2014-04-21 19:04 by linuxguy
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