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Raspberry Pi 2WD Robot Instructional Pack (includes the Pi)

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$159.95
SKU:
PI-2WD-KIT
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Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Product Description

This Raspberry Pi Robot Kit includes all the components necessary to learn how to use the Raspberry Pi as the brains behind a 2WD robot rover. 

This kit provides an excellent platform for users to experience robotic principles such as robot motion and obstacle detection using an ultrasonic detector. The raspberry red Magician Chassis is an appropriate 2WD platform for the popular Raspberry PI microcontroller. Software code examples are included in Programming the Raspberry PI book by Simon Monk. Soldering is required to assemble the Motor Driver Board and the Serial Adapter Board in this kit.

Please note that this kit includes all the components needed for a basic introduction to using the Raspberry pi for Robotics. Not included are the items which most hobbyists have which are needed to run the Raspberry Pi, like a keyboard, mouse, etc.

 

Contents of Kit:

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The Raspberry Pi® is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. The design is based around a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and 128 or 256 Megabytes of RAM. The design does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, instead relying on an SD card for booting and long-term storage. This board is intended to run Linux kernel based operating systems.

This kit includes the latest Model B Revision 2.0, code 2 Raspberry Pi® and contains 512MB RAM memory, two USB ports and a 10/100 Ethernet controller.

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Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python. In this 182 page book, electronics guru Simon Monk explains the basics of Raspberry Pi application development, while providing hands-on examples and ready-to-use scripts. See how to set up hardware and software, write and debug applications, create user-friendly interfaces, and control external electronics. Do-it-yourself projects include a hangman game, an LED clock, and a software-controlled roving robot. .
This kit provides the components necessary to create a software controlled roving robot.
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This is a Kingston Technology 4GB microSDHC card (SDC44GB). It comes with a SD adapter. It contains the latest Raspberry Pi Linux distribution "Raspbian Wheezy" which was released on 12-16-2012. Raspbian provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 35,000 packages, pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on your Raspberry Pi. Great for beginners because your software is pre-loaded BY ADAFRUIT.
dc-5100-usb.jpg This 5V 1A Power Supply is good for any device that uses a USB cable for charging or power can be powered with this supply.
cab-10215.jpg This is a 6 foot USB2.0 male type A to micro USB male B cable for the Raspberry Pi.
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The Raspberry Pi packs plenty of processing power in a small and inexpensive package and that makes it perfect for robot brains! The only problem? The Raspberry Pi may have plenty of low-level hardware peripherals but motor controllers aren't one of them. The RaspiRobot board is an expansion board for the Pi that turns it into a robot controller.
The board comes as a kit of through-hole parts which is easy to assemble with even a basic soldering iron and limited soldering experience. A step-by-step assembly guide is available to help you through the process. After you've assembled it, simply plug the RaspiRobot Board into the GPIO port on the Raspberry Pi and it provides dual bi-directional motor controllers, two open collector outputs, two switch inputs, a pair of status LEDs and even a voltage regulator capable of powering the Pi using a battery source from 7-12VDC.
A Python library module makes it easy to interface with the robot hardware from your software on the Pi. The combination of Raspberry PI and the RaspiRobot Board makes it easier and more affordable than you might think to build a robot with computer vision, web access or even machine learning using the linux operating system and Python code.
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This Magician chassis is a versatile robot platform featuring two gearmotors with 65mm wheels and a rear caster for differential movements. The chassis plates are cut from acrylic with a wide variety of mounting holes for sensors, controllers, power, etc. Simply bolt the two pre-cut platforms together, attach the motors and caster and add your favorite robotics controller. This kit includes all of the parts needed to assemble the chassis as well as a 4xAA battery holder with barrel jack termination. Note: The chassis requires assembly but has detailed instructions. 
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Included in this kit is the MB1010 Ultrasonic Range Finder - LV-MaxSonar-EZ1. The sensor provides very accurate readings of 0 to 255 inches (0 to 6.45m) in 1 inch increments with little or no dead zone.
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Included in this kit are various components required to assemble your robot.
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Between our assembly instructions and those provided in Chapter 11 of the book, you should have no difficulty in assembling this kit.

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