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If you wish to use a PlayStation 3 controller to control your Raspberry Pi robots then here are some details which may help. Setup for the Pi Zero W and Raspbian running Pixel If you are using a version of Raspbian which is running Pixel then you can setup the PS3 controller using the GUI. If you have a Pi 3 or Pi Zero W then you already have...

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Today, ModMyPi and PiBorg have announced that they are joining forces to bring a new range of high quality add-on boards and accessories to a global market. Both ModMyPi and PiBorg have been around since the early days of the Raspberry Pi Model B going on sale; ModMyPi were one of the first companies to design and manufacture injection molded cases for the Model B and have since...

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Installation IssuesIssueCauseSolutionPermission denied or File Not Found or 404 or similarOut of disk spaceThis error can happen when you have a small SD card. Check the space left by using df in a terminal window to check available size. If "Use%" reads 99% or 100% on rootfs remove some other files to free up some space.Unable to find file/404Most likely the internet connection is down, check you are connected to the internet by...

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Installation You can click on any of the diagrams below to get a larger resolution image. Mounting You can mount the board using any combination of the four available mounting holes in each corner to part of the robot you are building. We recommend using the outer four corners if possible. If stacking multiple boards using the mounting holes you will need to ensure the posts used provide enough clearance between boards. Connections Diablo can...

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Play fetch with your DiddyBorg v2 Pets can be great fun, so how about a pet robot? All we need to do is get DiddyBorg v2 to behave like a pet and we can have hours of fun watching him play :)   This example shows how we can make use of OpenCV and the Pi camera to get DiddyBorg v2 to chase a red ball....

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Set your DiddyBorg v2 to move in a preset sequence Robots such as BigTrak and Turtles work by having a sequence of moves programmed into them. Most of them use a set of commands based on the Logo programming language. In this example we will turn our DiddyBorg v2 into a turtle robot, just without the pen :) Parts All we need for...

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Use a game controller or joystick to drive DiddyBorg v2 Most of us want to be able to control our robots manually one way or another. Bluetooth wireless controllers such as a PS3 controller or Wiimote are great way to do this with Raspberry Pi based robots as the Pi 3 has Bluetooth built in to the board :) In this example we will show how these game controllers...

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Add some flair to your DiddyBorg v2 with lights. Robots are great for doing tasks or remote control, but we also want a robot that looks good. The DiddyBorg v2 looks pretty awesome already so how can we improve on it? How about making use of the RGB LED fitted inside. In this example we will make the LED cycle the whole spectrum of colours :) Parts All we...

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Joystick control of DiddyBorg v2 with a MeArm claw Ever wanted your robot to have claw for picking things up or fighting other robots? Why not add a MeArm to your DiddyBorg v2 to do just that. In this example we will add an UltraBorg to our DiddyBorg v2 so that it can control the servos used to make the MeArm do its thing :) Parts In order to...

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Drive your DiddyBorg v2 from a smart phone or web browser One of the best things about building your own robot is being able to control it remotely. Using DiddyBorg v2 with a Raspberry Pi camera you can drive around and see what the robot sees from a smart phone, laptop, or even via the web! In this example we will show how you can control DiddyBorg v2 using...

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DiddyBorg v2 can be built into lots of styles and variations, each with different capabilities. Below are some examples we have come up with to show off what DiddyBorg v2 can do :) Click on the images to view the examples: Joystick control Use a game controller or joystick to drive DiddyBorg v2. In this example we use a...

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Before starting We recommend that you setup the software for running your DiddyBorg v2 before you start assembly. These instructions assume you are running a recent copy of Raspbian, and they also assume you are using the pi user (the default for Raspbian). If you do not have your SD card setup yet you can find the downloads and instructions at http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads. The instructions below will require the Raspberry Pi to be...

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Use a game controller or joystick to drive MonsterBorg Most of us want to be able to control our robots manually one way or another. Bluetooth wireless controllers such as a PS3 controller or Wiimote are great way to do this with Raspberry Pi based robots as the Pi 3 has Bluetooth built in to the board :) In this example we will show how these game...

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Set your MonsterBorg to move in a preset sequence Robots such as BigTrak and Turtles work by having a sequence of moves programmed into them. Most of them use a set of commands based on the Logo programming language. In this example we will turn our MonsterBorg into a turtle robot, just without the pen :) Parts All we need for this example is the...

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