add brains and you're ready to go! The Octabot kit works with dozens of
micro-controllers, such as the Basic Stamp, Parallax Board of Education,
IsoPod, Basic Micro Atom, OOPic I and II, BasicX, SIMMStick, PIC, AVR,
and many others.
Octabot is easy to assemble--takes less than 20 minutes, and requires
only a screwdriver.
with most of our kits, the Octabot can be completely disassembled --
that's great news for teachers on a budget. No glues or tapes! You can
purchase one Octabot kit for the class, and students can take turns
building it. When they're done, just take it apart for the next set of
base panels of the Octabot are designed with 3D CAD, and cut using a
high-speed precision computer-controlled router. Mounting holes are
provided, and you can readily cut and drill the panels to suit your
the technically curious, the panels are made with rigid expanded PVC,
known for its durability and strength, yet it's very lightweight.
Expanded PVC provides just the right amount of strength but without all
the weight of heavy acrylic plastics or aluminum. You don't have to
worry that your robot is too overweight to roll on the floor--the
Octabot base panels weigh under two ounces, yet provide the same support
as heavier materials!
the dual decks of the Octabot, you have over 125 square inches of
mounting area. But should you need more space, you can order one or more
extra decks. The decks include the necessary riser hardware. Each deck
provides about 40 square inches of usable surface area, or double that
amount if you mount to the underside of the deck.
select the color you want (colors shown are approximate).