Autotron Pi

Raspberry Pi 3 driving a robot car: internet enabled, video streaming

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Robot car with Raspberry Pi 3, Pi camera, receiving commands over internet, streaming video to the internet.

Much like SUROCAM project, but with different - newer - hardware:
Raspberry Pi 3 model B includes WiFi, with HD camera module option.
We have had good experiences with L298 Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver and Smart Robot Car Chassis Kit for Arduino.

That's about all the hardware we need for the task - we need just a few more 3D printed parts to assemble everthing.

All software and 3D models are available at Autotron Pi github repo.

Made for Euroart93.

  • 1 × Raspberry Pi 3 Bwainz.
  • 1 × lm298 motor driver board (Itead) For two DC motors.
  • 1 × PNY 10Ah power bank Juice canister.
  • 1 × Pi camera To see where we're driving.
  • 1 × Plexiglass chassis with wheels, 2 DC motors and transmission Something to hold it all together.

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  • From Hero to Zero

    Tomislav Preksavec03/18/2018 at 23:29 0 comments

    It's been some time since the last revision of this project, and many things have changed since - for one, there's much smaller and cheaper version of RPi that can be used for Autotron Pi: Zero W. Which is not only smaller, but also it's less thirsty, which means our juice canister can shrink too. And the price goes down again, not affecting the usability at all!

    So, what else is there to do other than to restart the project? Of course, smaller component sizes means we can 3D print the chasis, right? Right! And that will allow us to ditch most of the 3D printed mounting pieces as those can be integrated into the chasis design now.

    The rest of the hardware is as optimal as it can be, so it's a pretty safe to say it won't change. But, as the part's price goes down, there's enough free space for some hardware additions :-)

    Naturally, all this means that this project is going to be shelved, and the future development can be followed at the new project site. This log is our final goodbye to this project, thanks to all of you who followed and liked it, we hope you'll like it's fork project too.

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    Wiring the thing

    Here's a simple graphics that'll help you with the wirinig:

    And here's what it looks like in the real life ;-)

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