Robot platform – Stingray Robot

„The Stingray robot from Parallax Inc. provides a mid-size platform for a wide range of robotics projects and experiments. The Propeller Robot Control Board is the brains of the system providing a multiprocessor control system capable of performing multiple tasks at the same time. The Propeller chip provides eight 32- bit processors each with two counters, its own 2 KB local memory and 32 KB shared memory. This makes the Propeller a perfect choice for advanced robotics and the Stingray robot.


  • Multicore Propeller chip based control board
  • Extra large EEPROM (64 KB) for storing additional data
  • On-board 3.3 V & 5V switching power supply
  • 5 V I/O translators to simplify interfacing to 5 V sensors/devices
  • Integrated dual full bridge driver
  • Two DC spur gear motors
  • Two-wheel differential drive system with rear omnidirectional wheel
  • Multiple mounting locations for sensors, add-ons, etc.
  • Free online Propeller Tool programming software for Windows and example Stingray source code (requires Win2K/XP/Vista, IE7 or higher, and USB port)

Key Specifications:

  • Power requirements: 6 AA 1.2 V Rechargeable Batteries (not included)
  • Communication: USB A to Mini B Cable (included)
  • Operating temperature: +32 to +158 °F (0 to +70 °C)
  • Dimensions, assembled: 13 x 10.9 x 5.5 in (330 x 277 x 140 mm)“,ProductName

For just 299$, it looks like the perfect base for own roboter projects. We’ll see how good it’s when my kit arrive.

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Meccano bringt Roboter in das Kinderzimmer.Die Software soll Open Source sein und damit frei veränderbar. Den Roboter kann man in verscheidenen Kombinationen zusammenbauen und damit bestimmt auch das ein oder andere Teil etwas modifizieren. Bestimmt eine interessante Hardware Grundlage für weitere Projekte.

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