Last week, I finally received my new robot controller board after more than three weeks of waiting. Well, actually, a complete new robot kit, since the controller board is not sold separately. Good thing as well, because as it turns out, the original GoPiGo is not available anymore (in NL), and the new one I received is a GoPiGo2… which is not compatible with the original GoPiGo. Allow me to elaborate….
After burning many flasks of midnight oil, I’m proud to introduce to you…
The first FRAC prototype!
Now that we have the GoPiGo robot kit to make the Raspberry Pi move, what are we going to do with it? Well, turn it into a proper autonomous robot pet, of course! A robot that can move about on its own, capture images, follow commands, and maybe even interact with humans and convey emotions. A robot that will impress, inspire, educate & entertain.
This Christmas, I got myself a nice never-grow-up toy: the GoPiGo robot kit from Dexter Industries (€ 76, http://www.dexterindustries.com/gopigo/), with servo kit (€ 16) and ultrasonic sensor (€ 20). The intent is to make an autonomous robot car. I have some experience with the Raspberry Pi, and some elementary grasp of electronics, but these are my first steps in the realm of robotics. What follows is my account of getting acquainted with this kit.