Project Robie Rover

Retrofitting a Raspberry Pi in to an old Radio Shack Robie Junior robot.

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Goals for the project include real-time motor control via an Android smart phone, real time streaming video feed from the Raspi Cam, ws2812 LED integration and integration with the existing switches.

Progress will be kept up-to-date on my blog:

  • 1 × Raspberry Pi A+
  • 1 × Robie Jr. Robot
  • 1 × 50000Mah Power Bank USB battery pack
  • 1 × HC-SR04 distance sensor
  • 1 × L293D Motor controller

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Mike Skovgaard wrote 05/07/2015 at 13:27 point

That would make a pretty sweet project! There's a lot more room in an Omnibot 2000. I can tell you from experience now that robotics is addictive!

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Adam Fabio wrote 05/06/2015 at 04:41 point

Almost 550 views and no comments? Where is everyone?  I think this is freaking awesome! Robbie is going to be great with his new Pi brain. I'm a huge fan of these 80's robots (and their Tomy brethren) There's an Omnibot 2000 In my garage waiting for a hack one of these days... 

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