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MIT Handyboard System


HB-A-IC-DB9/HB-A-IC-DB25/HB-A-IC-DIN5 ........US$209.00

HB-A-IC-USB ........US$225.00

Assembled and Tested MIT Handyboard Complete Set (Ready-to-Run) and licensed Interactive-C 3.x

  1. MIT Handyboard ( latest version is v1.2.1 ) and Serial/Battery charger boards with ALL components soldered.
  2. All components on both boards (MC68HC 11A 1, SN754410 motor drivers*, IR demodulator...etc.)
  3. 16x2 LCD display (STN Type)
  4. RJ11 modular cable for connecting Serial/Charger board to Handyboard main board
  5. DB9 or DB25 or DIN5 serial downloading cable (please specify). This is to connect your Serial/Charger board to PC serial port (either DB9 or DB25 or DIN5) . For example: Your mouse may connect to DB9 of your PC serial port.
  6. HB-A-IC-USB has USB interface.
  7. Interactive-C (available in many platforms) with Handyboard Expansion Board software library on CD.
  8. FREE IC Version is released . Get it from . Development work was sponsored by the KISS Institute For Practical Robotics, a non-profit educational organization. IC Version 5 is free to use. IC 4.0 library is assumed to be used with HB Expansion board .
  9. Battery holder (8 x 1.5V AA)
  10. Handyboard Technical Reference Manual and datasheet in Acrobat format on CD (with Interactive-C manual) (75-page)
  11. Assembled and Tested, Ready-to-Run by just providing any 8 pcs of AA size batteries (Alkaline, NiCd rechargable, or NiMh rechargable battery) to the provided battery holder or using any DC adpaters available in your local electronic appliances stores (>12V 500mA)
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  13. Nuts and screws, spaces, and 2 photo-resistor sensors for the experiment.
  14. Educational Discount available
  15. Optional Handyboard underneath-the-board battery case , NiCad rechargeable batteries, and DC adapters. You can order this optional accessories with the part number: HB-EXTRAS

*NOTE: All our Handyboard now comes with 4 High Current (1.1Amp) Bi-Directional Motor driver chip.


Educational Discount and Special COMBO Package Available

Note: By default, the kit doesn't include DC adapter, NiCd batteries, and plastic enclosure due to the shipping weight and different country electrical regulations. Here are the reasons of why . If you want to have these extra accessories, you can order HB-EXTRAS with this kit.


Q1: DB9 or DB25 or Mac DIN5 serial downloading cable Selection?

This is to connect your Serial/Charger board to PC serial port (either DB9 or DB25 or Mac DIN5) . Please specify the connection type when ordering. FOR EXAMPLE: Your mouse may connect to DB9 of your PC serial port.  

Q2: I have a notebook without any serial port. How can I connect Handyboard?

We have a USB version Handyboard which can interface with your USB port.


Q3: DIN5 is no longer available in most Mac machine. Can I still use it to program Handyboard?

We have a USB version Handyboard as long as your Mac machine has USB port.





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