Month: March 2016

Raspberry Pi self-driving robot

This post is about my self-driving robot car project. The idea was to build a robot which is able to drive around without crashing into the walls and furniture of my flat. The robot uses a Raspberry Pi 3 as control unit and sensors to scan the environment. All the Python programs developed to steer and control the robot are published here on my website. Software download: robot software In the actual phase I am trying to get everything working from the software perspective. The hardware and sensors are running very well. So far the robot car could be...

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security robot

The idea is to build a cheap and modular security robot as a Do-it-Yourself project with a Raspberry Pi as the brain of the robot. The robot will inform you over internet if an intruder is detected in your home. The robot will take pictures and videos from the burglar. Depending on the internet connection and configuration everything can be uploaded to a cloud storage provider outside the house for security reasons. Depending on the configuration an e-mail with pictures will be send out by the security robot. Many different alert scenarios are conceivable. With the two servo motors...

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Raspberry Pi Zero

It was very hard to get the chance to order one Raspberry Pi ZERO. I tracked the availability of the ZERO with the website “Where is my Pi ZERO”. http://whereismypizero.com At the time I ordered the ZERO the only shop selling the ZERO was “The PiHut”. I ordered the “ZERO Essentials Kit” with a bunch of connectors and plugs. I would highly recommend the kit because all adapters, plugs and an 8 GB micro-SD-card are included. This makes it very easy to get the ZERO up and running. Essential Kit Details: 4 x Rubber Feet (To protect your Raspberry...

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Raspberry Pi 3

Today I got my Raspberry Pi 3. One day after the official presentation I am installing and configuring the latest single board computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. You need the latest version of Raspbian released on the 26th of February 2016. The latest version of Raspbian is supporting the Raspberry Pi 3 and all old models. The Broadcom BCM2837 used by the Raspberry Pi 3 is a 64-Bit chip but the latest version of Raspbian is still a 32 Bit operating system. This is the reason why the old modules are support by this version as well. The...

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