Archive for January 2016

Sense Hat Raspberry Pi robot

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By
Raspberry Pi robot Sense Hat

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

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MakeMunich 2016 – Maker Festival

Jan 21st, 2016 | By
Custom-Build-Robots.com exhibition booth

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

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Raspberry Pi single board computer – heatsink kit

Jan 7th, 2016 | By
Raspberry Pi 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. 

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HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor

Jan 7th, 2016 | By
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

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Hall of Fame

Jan 6th, 2016 | By
Petes robot car

    If you like to see your robot car in the Hall of Fame just send a picture and a short description to hall-of-fame@custom-build-robots.com. We will add your robot car to the Hall of Fame.