We are hugely excited about the launch of the Raspberry Pi Zero – the small low cost version that was almost made just for ChickBot! Because our target for ChickBot was £10/$15 in bulk, we have been concentrating on the Arduino Nano as the first controller. With the RPi Zero, whilst we won’t be able […]
Here’s what the kit looks like: Resulting in: These pictures have the infrared proximity sensors in them – used for line following and avoiding obstacles. The sensors aren’t included in the base kit – they take too long to solder so they cost a little too much to include pre-built – but the parts […]
After a bit of a tidy up in the workshop, we have a chassis template that supports all three motor types: I’ll write up the plans later, but for now, red dots are the stepper mounts, the yellow dot plus the red dot to the right is for the motor & gearbox and the green […]
Here’s what goes on the board: And here’s what a finished one looks like: These PCB’s are overnighters so don’t have a full solder resist and silkscreen – but allow us to build a few boards to make sure we are heading in the right direction! At £7 a pop, these are pretty precious items!