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Default Which robotics kits can be programmed with Alice? - 03-22-2010, 12:36 PM

Hi,

My grade school son is interested in robotics and programming and I would like to get him started with a simple project. Can anyone suggest an entry level robotics kit that I can get for around $100 that can be programmed with Alice. Thanks in advance.
   
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Smile Response - 03-22-2010, 12:42 PM

I have searched around and found several however the price range of these are almost double... however you may be able to find a cheaper one whose programs may need to be converted to work with alice. Hey if you can get it to work that would be cool considering you can make a 3-d version of things in real life!!!
   
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Default 03-22-2010, 01:57 PM

Hi MASTERCHIEF,

Thanks for your help. BTW, can you name some of the kits that you found that can be programmed with Alice. I found one called Scribbler Robot from Parallax thats selling for $99.99 at Trossen Robotics. Sweet Spot!!

It's programmed in PBASIC though. You mentioned converting the code to Alice. How do I do this? Hope you can point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
   
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Default 03-22-2010, 09:22 PM

I would be interested in knowing what kits can be programmed using Alice as well.

Thanks.
   
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Some robots to check out.
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Default Some robots to check out. - 03-23-2010, 11:18 AM

Microbric VIPER, or like you said the Scribbler. I also believe that the lego robots would work however you may half to convert the files... Hey if you get one that works let me know that sounds cool.
   
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Default 03-23-2010, 06:24 PM

Hi MASTERCHIEF and dragnet,

The University of Alabama is working on such a project - google 'University of Alabama alice robots'. They've developed a robot simulator called PREOP based on Alice that interfaces with an iRobot Create.
   
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