Posts Tagged ‘ python ’

Big Rob – motor driver BTS7960B

Jan 12th, 2017 | By
Big Rob BTS7960B Motor Driver 43A H-Bridge wired

First I tried a small H-Bridge with 2.5 A to supply the DC motors with energy. But this type of motor driver was too small at that point the robot tried to turn on spot the motor driver burned out. Then I bought an upgrade for my Big Rob and now I am able to

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Big Rob – power train

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Custom-Build-Robots-Big-Rob details

This article describes the components I build by myself or I bought for the power train. The power train are all components the robot needs to mount the big buggy tires and to get the tires spin. The DC gear motors are very strong and that’s the reason why the power train has to be

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Raspberry Pi – controlling servo motors

Feb 11th, 2016 | By
Servo motors

This post is about controlling two servo motors with a Raspberry Pi. You can buy cheap pan & tilt kits or build one by yourself. I bought a pan & tilt kit for my robot-cars and build one kit by myself with two servo motors and a cardboard tube. To build the security-robot I used

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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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RC car build of LEGO® bricks with a Raspberry Pi

Oct 24th, 2015 | By
LEGO brick wheel robot Raspberry Pi - ready to rumble

After two years of building robots out of cardboard I tried to build one robot out of LEGO® bricks. This is an introduction how to make your own robot. Building the chassis was straight forward. All you need are some special bricks from LEGO® to link the DC motors with the  bricks. To find the

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Raspberry Pi WIFI radio controlled rc vehicle – cardboard car model

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By
Raspberry PI - remote controlled car with a Raspberry Pi drawings

Chapter 12 – cardboard car model This chapter is about building the cardboard Raspberry Pi RC model car. I first draw the drawing with a Drawing Board. After this I used SketchUp to draw it on my computer. You can design and build your own model if you like. It is important to get a

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Raspberry Pi WIFI radio controlled rc vehicle – startup scripts

Oct 1st, 2014 | By
Raspberry Pi - Cardboard Car

Unfortunately, the startup scripts do not work in a way I want them to work. Actual I am working on this problem to solve it. If I had found a solution I will update this chapter with a description how to implement the startup scripts for the Raspberry Pi RC car. startup script – live

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Raspberry Pi WIFI radio controlled rc vehicle – cooling with passive heat sinks

Oct 1st, 2014 | By
Raspberry PI - remote controlled car with a Raspberry Pi van

Chapter 10 – cooling with passive heat sinks It is important to provide sufficient cooling inside the RaPi car for the Raspberry Pi itself and the L298 H-Bridge. With the live video streaming and the WebIOPi the little Raspberry Pi CPU gets much to do and very hot. When I closed the chassis and no

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Raspberry Pi WIFI radio controlled rc vehicle – web-interface steering over the internet and smartphone

Sep 29th, 2014 | By
Raspberry PI - remote controlled car with a Raspberry Pi web interface

Chapter 9 – developing a web-interface for the RaPi car: This chapter is about the developing of a web-interface to control the car with a smartphone over the internet. The interface has as background the live video stream from the Raspberry Pi car camera to see where the car is moving to. I implemented the

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Raspberry Pi WIFI radio controlled rc vehicle – live video streaming

Sep 29th, 2014 | By
Raspberry PI - remote controlled car with a Raspberry Pi camera live stream

Chapter 8 – live video streaming from inside the car: In my eighth chapter I will explain the video streaming from the inside of the Raspberry Pi car to my computer. I will explain the basics how to stream a Video with the little RaPi. To get a picture we have to connect a camera. I

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