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BJ is based on the Parallax Stingray robot. I ordered the chassis before I went on vacation. Since I just got back, I hope to build it this weekend. I am planning … Read more

12Blocks Now supports Parallax Robot Control Board (MSR1) used in Parallax Stingray Robot

As of this morning, roboteers who use the Parallax MSR1 (Robot Controll Board) in their robots and use the built in motor ports can now use 12Blocks to directly drive their robot.

It uses a modified version of the SRMotorControl Object found in the Parallax Object Exchange (slight modifications to accommodate the 12Blocks motor protocols

There is a new hardware profile called Stingray (May change to MSR1) available from your 12Blocks screen. When saved to RAM or EEPROM, The drivers are loaded into your robot and away it goes.

Bender is a medium sized robot based on the Crustcrawler Nomad HD platform. It uses the Parallax Motor Kit with Position Controllers, a pair of Parallax HB-25 Motor … Read more

About me

I am a 55 year old computer programmer with 35 years experience as a systems programmer. During that time, I have programmed in over 40 languages professionally.

In the Air Force, I was a ICBM mechanic as a civilian, I started out as an electronics engineer but was so distracted by the idea of programming that I took it up full time. Consequently, I have been able to strattle the fence, one foot in software, the other in hardware. Nowhere has this been more beneficial than in the robotics world.