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Robot ics!
St udent Wor kbook
Ver si on 1.5
Not e r egar di ng t he accur acy of t hi s t ext :

Accurate content is of the utmost importance to the authors and editors of the Stamps in Class texts. If you find any error or subject that needs clarification, please report it to st ampsinclass@par allaxinc.com.

Warranty

Parallax warrants its products against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 90 days from receipt of product. If you discover a defect, Parallax will, at its option, repair or replace the merchandise, or refund the purchase price. Before returning the pr oduct t o Par allax, call for a Ret ur n Mer chandise Aut hor izat ion (RMA) number . Wr it e t he RMA number on t he out side of t he box used to return the merchandise to Parallax. Please enclose the following along with the returned merchandise: your name, telephone number , shipping addr ess, and a descr iption of the pr oblem. We will r etur n your pr oduct or its r eplacement using the same shipping met hod used t o ship t he pr oduct t o Par allax.

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This document at ion is copyr ight 2001 by Par allax, Inc. BASIC St amp is a r egist er ed t r ademar k of Par allax, Inc. If you decide t o use t he name BASIC Stamp on your web page or in pr inted mater ial, you must state: "BASIC Stamp is a r egister ed tr ademar k of Par allax, Inc." Ot her br and and pr oduct names ar e t r ademar ks or r egist er ed t r ademar ks of t heir r espect ive holder s.

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We maintain Internet systems for your use. They can be used to obtain free Parallax software and documentation and also to pur chase Par allax pr oduct s. These syst ems may also be used t o communicat e wit h member s of Par allax and ot her cust omer s. Access infor mation is shown below:

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ht t p://www.par allaxinc.comand ht t p://www.st ampsinclass.com
Int er net BASIC St amp Di scussi on Li st s

We maintain two e- mail discussion lists for people interested in BASIC Stamps (subscribe at http://www.parallaxinc.com under the t echnical suppor t sect ion). The BASIC St amp list ser ver includes engineer s, hobbyist s, and ent husiast s. The list wor ks like t his: lot s of people subscr ibe to the list, and then all questions and answer s sent to the list ar e distr ibuted to all subscr iber s. It\u2019s a fun, fast, and f r ee way t o discuss BASIC St amp issues and get answer s t o t echnical quest ions. This list gener at es about 40 messages per day.

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Pr ef ace.......................................................................................................................................... v

Audience and Teacher \u2019s Guides.....................................................................................................................................vi Copyright and Reproduction..........................................................................................................................................vi Typographical Conventions.......................................................................................................................................... vii Robotics! Contributors................................................................................................................................................. viii

Read t his Fir st - Bef or e You St ar t...................................................................................................1

Check Your Ser vo Labels................................................................................................................................................. 1 Use t he Right Power Supply........................................................................................................................................... 2 The New St amps in Class Robot ics! Web Page........................................................................................................... 2

Chapt er #1: Assembli ng and Test i ng Your Boe- Bot........................................................................... 5

About Robot ics Compet it ions and Robot Development........................................................................................... 5 Act ivit y #1: Boe- Bot Par t s and Tools............................................................................................................................ 6 Act ivit y #2: Boe- Bot Mechanical Assembly.................................................................................................................. 9 Act ivit y #3: Pr ogr amming The Boe- Bot \u2019s BASIC St amp 2 On- Boar d Comput er................................................19 Act ivit y #4: Test ing t he Ser vos Individually................................................................................................................26 Act ivit y #5: Running Bot h Ser vos.................................................................................................................................33 Act ivit y #6: Tuning t he Ser vos \u2013 Calibr at ion in Soft war e.......................................................................................35 Summar y and Applicat ions...........................................................................................................................................38 Quest ions and Pr oject s.................................................................................................................................................40

Chapt er #2: Pr ogr ammi ng t he Boe- Bot t o Go Places...................................................................... 43

Conver t ing Inst r uct ions t o Mot ion..............................................................................................................................43 Act ivit y #1: Low Bat t er y Indicat or...............................................................................................................................44 Act ivit y #2: Cont r olling Dist ance.................................................................................................................................48 Act ivit y #3: Maneuver s \u2013 Making Tur ns......................................................................................................................53 Act ivit y #4: Maneuver s \u2013 Ramping..............................................................................................................................55 Act ivit y #5: Remember ing Long List s Using EEPROM...............................................................................................57 Act ivit y #6: Simplify Navigat ion wit h Subr out ines...................................................................................................62 Activity #7: All Together Now........................................................................................................................................64 Summar y and Applicat ions...........................................................................................................................................70 Quest ions and Pr oject s.................................................................................................................................................71

Chapt er #3: Tact i le Navi gat i on wi t h Whi sker s................................................................................ 75
Tact ile Navigat ion...........................................................................................................................................................75

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