The strength of the Arduino ecosystem in education is significant. Many educators have invested in Arduino and teach effectively with this platform.
Parallax introduces robotics to this ecosystem with the Shield-Bot robot — the longest running, most widely used robot for the Uno.
Python is the world’s fastest growing text-based language, especially in education.
The cyber:bot is the popular Parallax robotic platform developed with cyber.org. Students build the robot, construct the circuits, write the Python scripts, and run the combination as a complete system.
In 1997 Parallax produced the Board of Education, a breadboard carrier and project board for the BASIC Stamp 2.
Educators around the country quickly asked that we mount it on a robot, and the Boe-Bot was created. Combined with Andy Lindsay’s book “Robotics with the Boe-Bot” and “What’s a Microcontroller”, this combination of hardware and tutorials became our most popular educational product – ever!