: I want to buy either one! Any comments?
A neat design with infinite expansion modules. None of the others can
expand mechanically as easily as this one can. It is pretty capable with
an OOPic R controller, or put your own on. It is the most expensive one
though, by a little bit.
Do this one if you are worthless mechanically and are a newcomer to
embedded programming. The OOPic is easy to use and has a good users
group, but the compiler is not as polished as the Stamps (BoEbot).
This is the coolest kit I've seen. It represents (in my mind) a masterful
design in minimization. A lot of boards will fit on it if you don't want
the bootloader PIC version (which is pretty nice) and there is plenty of
space to add stuff to it. Best of all, it's inexpensive.
If you are familiar with programming and a reasonable hand with mechanical
stuff, this is your best bet. You'll be happy for a long while.
No one can beat Parallax Stamps for documentation and bullet proof compilers,
no one. But the Stamp is a bit long in the tooth IMO and is slower than
the processors favored on the other two robots.
If you are a total beginner with electronics and programming, this is the
kit for you. The manual will hold your hand through quite a bit of stuff
and when you get bored with the Stamp, you can put your own controller on
the chassis, which is a very good chassis.
IMO of course.
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