Archive for December 2015

Raspberry Pi camera module

Dec 30th, 2015 | By
Raspberry PI Camera modules

The normal Raspberry Pi camera module and the Raspberry Pi NoIR camera are custom designed add-ons for the Raspberry Pi. All Raspberry Pi cameras are attached to one of the two small sockets on the board upper surface between the RJ45 connector and the HDMI plug. The camera interface uses the dedicated CSI interface, which

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Discoverer remote controlled robot with a Raspberry Pi

Dec 30th, 2015 | By
Discoverer with gps antenna

The Discoverer is a remote controlled robot-car based on a Raspberry Pi. The Discoverer is the biggest robot-car I build. The robot is equipped with a metal detector, a pan & tilt Raspberry Pi camera and a Raspberry Pi Sense-HAT with a magnetometer and gyroscope. I developed the robot as an early beta model for

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Cardboard robot with a Raspberry Pi

Dec 30th, 2015 | By
Raspberry Pi - Cardboard Car

Everything started with the idea of a self made robot car the Cardboard robot. Cardboard was the material used for this robot car chassis. It is easy to work with and very cheap. You do not need a high tech workshop you only need a scissors and a carpet knife. The only problem is the

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Step-Down Converter

Dec 30th, 2015 | By
Step-Down Converter

I used this 5V USB step-down converter module which is based on the KIS3R33S module in my robot projects since two years and it works perfect for me. Before I used this module I had problems to power the robot and the Raspberry Pi from a single source like a RC accu pack. I always

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Smart robot chassis Acrylic with a Raspberry Pi

Dec 27th, 2015 | By
Smart robot chassis Acrylic finished

This smart robot chassis (Acrylic) kit is really nice and a very good choice for anyone wanting to start in Raspberry Pi robotics. All you need to mount the chassis is included in the package. The chassis is mounted very fast in 10 to 15 minutes. All you need is a screw driver. The height

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l298n Motor Controller as dual H-Bridge

Dec 27th, 2015 | By
l298n motor controller LED

A l298n motor controller or dual H-Bridge is useful for offloading the control of speed and direction from the main logic controller like a Raspberry Pi. A single board computer (SBC) like the Raspberry Pi has not enough power to directly supply a DC motor or stepper motor with energie. Normally a SBC  works with

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