Need A Robot Kit For 14 Year Old

My son is 14 years old and we are looking for a reasonably priced robot kit (say $100 - $200).
He says he does not just want to put the thing together but he wants a
kit that allows him to "program" the robot.
He is very interested in robotics but is basically a beginner. He can program a computer in C++ and he can handle a soldering iron.
Thanks!
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You should check out the new Scribbler Robot from Parallax.
http://www.scribblerrobot.com/
It's really easy to use, powerful and a great deal at only $100
-RF
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Check out the Boe Bot.. http://www.parallax.com/detail.asp?product_id(132 Expandable, very programmable...all kinds of experiments can be done with it. They also have a USB version.
Received an email from Parallax yesterday and they are giving away a Scribbler with every Serial Boe Bot...good deal (unless you need a USB version of the Boe Bot). http://www.parallax.com/detail.asp?product_id(132-28136
Win

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I second Win's recommendation. IMHO, the Boe Bot is the way to go! I have two of them little guys, sweet. As Win said, you get a free scribbler robot with it's purchase (serial port only with the offer).
Lots of fun and learning...
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ChiBots has a beginners kit available that would be appropriate: http://www.budgetbot.com /
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Jack Rabbit wrote:

While you got some really good replys, You might check out the Lego Mindstorms. Some may think it is to much of a toy but there is a lot of online support and information about the kit (Mostly from hobbists).
While I think it is a bit costly for what the programable brick is, it still has a lot to offer.
http://www.legoeducation.com/store/detail.aspx?ID 34
For $226.00 you can get a kit and good starter graphical programing enviornment (Robolab). http://www.ceeo.tufts.edu/robolabatceeo/Resources/links/default.asp
Then there are other free programming environments like NQC (Not Quite C, a C like programming language), Lejos (Java based), etc.
http://bricxcc.sourceforge.net/nqc /
http://lejos.sourceforge.net /
Other resources for Mindstorms:
http://www.sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~sklar/er /
http://news.lugnet.com/robotics/
http://www.sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~sklar/er / http://www.sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~sklar/er/curriculum /
http://www.convict.lu/Jeunes/RoboticsIntro.htm
Add on hardware for Mindstorms (Mind sensors); http://www.mindsensors.com/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id3
Good luck.
Scott
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