Boe-Bot @ Radio Shack for 4 days! 12/13-12/16

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179.99 + $80.00 Mail in Rebate... Damn.. Just paid $229 for mine at Parallax. Maybe I'll buy another one...
For those who have tinkered with the idea...
http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog_name=CTLG&category_name=&product_id '6-629&hmcf=main
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Darn, when I saw Boe-Bot, I guess I was hoping for an Adrian Barbaeu-bot.
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I think they have those at the Luv-Shack!
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Just be careful and get the part number right - you do NOT want the Tae- Bo bot!
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That's the one with the KungFu Grip?
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That's the one - ya gotta be careful what it GRABS with that Grip!
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I just checked with a local Radio Shack that had it in stock... I see that it is the serial version, and that is all they carry. My laptop (my main computer) is only equipped with a USB port.
Radio Shack's USB-to-Serial converter sells for $42... but I've had troubles in the past (a GPS and mapping program) with one converter because the software insisted on a real serial port.
Can anyone advise me about the praticality of using the serial version with the USB-to-Serial adapter.?
P.S. The local store says their sale price goes to 12/31 - but he didn't know about the rebate.
Joe Dunfee
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Just make sure to install the USB to Serial adapter on its own. This will fix any problems and the system shoudl recognize it as a geniune RS232 port.
Oh and Boe Bot has droped in price.... also check out the new VEX robotics kits.
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