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February 8, 2013 AT 6:00 am

PiBBot – Robotic Project – Phase 1 – Testing Components #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi


Here’s a report from the first stage of a Pi Balancing Bot project in progress — that looks like it will use lots of great Adafruit gear! From Mark’s space dot com:

This is the first phase on my Balancing Robot project.
Which I think I will call PiBBot. (Pi balancing Bot)
I want to test all the components first before I put them in their final position on the frame for my balancing robot.

Hardware list:

  • Raspberry Pi rev 2
  • Two breadboards
  • 1.8″ TFT, connected via SPI
  • Three 8×8 led matrix’s connected via I2C
  • One MinIMU  (Accelerometer, Gyro & Compass) all connected via I2C
  • H-Bridge to control the motors
  • Temperature sensor connected via I2C
  • 315Mhz RF Receiver
  • One LED

Software milestones:

  • Patched Kernel for SPI driver for the TFT
  • Patched Kernel for PWM driver for PIN 18
  • Created C program to display text on 8×8 Matrix

I2C devices:


To Do:

  • Source a power supply(battery) for the motors and the Raspberry Pi
  • Place it all on the final frame
  • Create the code for the main program
  • Learn C…

Read more.

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