Hoverboard Conversion to A.I. Robot Platform or RC-Vehikel @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
Over on hackster.io Peter Lunk reports on a project that started with reaching out on a ‘Stuff Wanted’ Facebook Group:
“Hey there !
Do you have a unused Hoverboard standing somewhere in a corner and do you want to make some quick cash?
I am interested in buying your board! Reply below or send me a PM 🙂
Within a few days I had 3 replies, bought 1 functional board and 2 boards with malfunctions (but working motors)… They all cost me between 20 and 30 Euro a piece. I had to order a 42V 2A Hoverboard charger for 15 Euro’s since all came without.
From there, Peter used a Raspberry Pi to transform the hoverboard into A.I. Robot Platform or RC-Vehikel.
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