Build A Wiimote-Controlled Robot Butler #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
A guide to building and controlling a Raspberry Pi-powered robot with a Nintendo Wiimote. via rapsberrypi.org
As well as a Raspberry Pi with an SD card loaded with Raspbian, you’ll also need:
Robot chassis – Rover 5. This includes 2 motors and a battery pack.
Motor controller, such as the Ryanteck motor controller
Input device – Nintendo Wiimote
Bluetooth dongle to talk to the Wiimote
USB rechargeable battery to power the Raspberry Pi like this one from the PiHut
Software packages to use Bluetooth
Python libraries for the Wiimote
Instructions on installing this software is given in the worksheet.
It’s always good to break down projects into chunks, as it makes it much easier to troubleshoot. If you do this project all at once and it doesn’t work, how do you know if it’s the motor board, the motors, the Bluetooth connection or your program at fault? The steps are:
Set up and test the motor board and motors
Set up and test the Bluetooth connection
Set up and test the Wiimote
Write the final program
Serve a nice cup of tea to your mum.
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