Month: January 2016

Sense Hat Raspberry Pi robot

Today I started with the developing of a Raspberry Pi powered security robot with the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT. The Sense Hat is ideal for small do it yourself robot projects. The Sense HAT is equipped with a LED matrix and a teeny joystick. With 6 sensors on top of the Sense HAT you could measure nearly everything you need to control a robot and even more. accelerometer gyroscope magnetometer air pressure sensor temperature sensor humidity sensor But after a few minutes playing around and mounting the Sense HAT on top of my Raspberry Pi I got the first...

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MakeMunich 2016 – Maker Festival

Make Munich is South Germany‘s biggest maker and do-it-yourself festival and a very varied too. The festival is located in Munich and the Makers are from Munich as well from other cities next to Munich or from other provinces. Some Makers from Switzerland as well presented their robots and software solutions. At the two-day event I presented my robot cars as well my E-Book in the lates version. The MakeMunich is your chance to see innovative, ecologically aware, technology-loving makers. They show off their culture and technology at booths, in talks, and during hands-on workshops. This year the MakeMunich...

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Raspberry Pi single board computer – heatsink kit

It is important to provide sufficient cooling inside the remote controlled car for the Raspberry Pi itself. Together with the L298N H-Bridge it could become to hot for the electronic components. With the live video streaming and the WebIOPi running on the Raspberry Pi the CPU gets much to do and hot without sufficient cooling.  In the past I mounted no heat sink on the top of the CPU and I got many crashes. After the crashes I decided to measure the temperature of the Raspberry Pi and noted that the temperature is too high. I had not overclocked...

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HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor

I build several robot cars and now I want to equip them not only with a camera module but also with a distance sensor. For this the ideal sensor is an ultrasonic sensor because it is very cheap and easy to install. For my cardboard car project I have chosen the HC-SR04 sensor. The HC-SR04 sensor is small in its dimensions and is available for a few bucks in every robot online shop. With the sensor it is possible to measure distances between 2cm and 4m with a theoretical resolution of 3mm. Depending on the echo signal coming back...

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Hall of Fame

Do you want to show your Robot in the Hall of Fame? Just send a picture and a short description of your robot to hall-of-fame@custom-build-robots.com. After receiving your e-mail we will publish your robot car in the Hall of Fame. HaBuRo 1 Maker: H. Busch Date: 2017 Description: HaBuRo1 is the big brother of the HaBuRo 2 and is a robot to drive around in the nature. The robot is equipped with an XBee-radio module. Autonomous driving is possible and it is also possible to remote control the robot via a tablet with touchscreen. This is the detailed top...

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