Interactive C

IC is provided as a service to educators and the general public. The software was used for the the Botball Educational Robotics Program prior to 2009. We invite you to download and use the software, but please note that it is not actively supported. KISS Institute welcomes your suggestions for added features as well as bug reports.

At this time, IC Supports the Xport Botball Controller (XBC), the Handy Board with Expansion Board, the Sumo11, and the Lego RCX using the serial IR tower only. There is currently no support for the USB IR tower.

Final Botball Releases:

REDISTRIBUTION NOTICE: Please do not redistribute IC. If you wish to use IC with your product, please provide a link to this webpage rather than shipping it on your media.


The following manuals document using IC with specific controllers provided by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics:

For information on the Handy Board, please go to

XBC Drivers

In order to use Interactive C with the XBC v3 with built in USB, you will need to install the appropriate driver for your operating system from the FTDI website ( Windows users can just click here to download the installer ). If your XBC has a standard serial connector, then you are using an XBC v1 or v2 and will not need this driver.