Saturday, October 09, 2010

Stingray Robot by Parallax Inc.

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 omni-directional 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” L x 10.9” W x 5.5” H (33 x 27.7 x 14 cm)