In collaboration with our long-time partner, element14, the Elektor Academy is excited to announce the latest installment of our webinar series, which will focus on bringing the Parallax ActivityBot to life in 30 minutes, from start to finish!

This is no small feat, so we’ve enlisted the help of Elektor Labs moderator and editor Jaime to make the magic happen right before your eyes. Over the course of the 30 minute challenge, Jaime will deftly demonstrate what makes the ActivityBot such a nifty little self-navigating automaton.

Jaime has the following strong points of ActivityBot to grapple with:

• Easy to program in C on Windows, Mac, or Linux with the SimpleIDE software and custom Simple Libraries;

• Multicore Propeller control board makes it quick to integrate sensors, motors, and more;

• High-speed servo motors with optical encoders provide fast, consistent maneuvering;

• Breadboard and 3-pin headers let you experiment with common electronics parts, no soldering or proprietary connectors required;

• Component kit makes navigation systems that use touch, visible light, infrared light and ultrasonic sensors;

• Built-in SD card slot and microSD card are ready for data-logging and file storage.

This month’s webinar will consist of a 30 minute presentation, with an opportunity to pose your robotics questions to Jaime afterwards. The ActivityBot is an exciting and dynamic way to explore electronics and programming, so don’t miss out!

Event Info:

Webinar: ActivityBot...Up and Running in 30 Minutes

Date: Thursday June 26th, 2014

Start Time: 16:00 CEST (Europe/Paris)

Finish Time: 17:00 CEST (Europe/Paris)

Presenter: Jaime González-Arintero Berciano (Elektor)

Language: English

Participation in this event is complete free-of-charge; all you have to do is register.

Click here for further information and to register

The Elektor ActivityBot Robot Kit is currently available in the Elektor Store. You can browse its specifications and additional content here. If you order the kit before June 21, 2014 you take advantage of an astounding  € 25 discount!