View Full Version : Solved stingray info
09-24-2011, 10:30 PM
Is there any info on whats going on with the Stingray platform?
When the Propeller Robot Control Board (http://www.parallax.com/tabid/514/List/0/SortField/4/ProductID/584/Default.aspx) was discontinued/retired, and after all premade units were sold, we started to turn the Stingray Kit into the Stingray Chassis Kit (http://www.parallax.com/tabid/128/List/0/SortField/4/ProductID/601/Default.aspx). It's a nice mid-range sized robot-chassis kit, but unlike the original offering it comes without a control board: similar to the MadeUSA - Robot Base Kit (http://www.parallax.com/tabid/128/List/0/SortField/4/ProductID/666/Default.aspx). The Eddie Robot Platform (http://www.parallax.com/tabid/768/List/0/SortField/4/ProductID/775/Default.aspx) comes with a robotics board, and I believe there is work on another robotics control board. The Propeller BoE Board will also be a possibility for robotic control in the future.
For now though, the Stingray is turning into just a nice chassis kit with a moderate cost.
09-24-2011, 11:36 PM
09-25-2011, 02:14 AM
The Eddie control board, with it's integrated motor driver chips, may work well.
09-25-2011, 12:41 PM
That's disappointing. I liked the built-in H bridge chip, it keeps me from having to assemble my own. I had never realized that they had discontinued that board, and I was actually considering buying another one (for an upcoming project).
09-25-2011, 02:36 PM
I know its how it goes but all the discontinued parts is depressing.Especially when someone does a nice tutorial and then the parts get discontinued.
10-24-2011, 08:47 AM
if you search the internet. other countrys still have them... last shipment i gues. i bought mine last week. in the netherland. www.antratek.nl there they are still availble.