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DiddyBorg - Overview

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We have stopped making the original DiddyBorg kits. Why not check out our new and improved DiddyBorg v2 kit instead :)

Just add Raspberry Pi and batteries to get started.

Super powerful, he can climb 45° inclines, tow and tank steer.

Click here for replacement parts and spares kits

Autonomous and remote controlling software.

  • Autonomous ball following
  • Autonomous Recon run
  • 6 axis Playstation 3 remote control (bluetooth module required)
  • Controlling via other computers on a network

It works with the Raspberry Pi model B or model B+, and supports mounting the Raspberry Pi camera on the front.

Raspberry Pi Version Compatible?
Model A YES
Model A+ YES
Model B rev 1 (Early) NO mounting holes
Model B rev 2 YES
Model B+ YES
Raspberry Pi 2 YES
Raspberry Pi 3 YES
Raspberry Pi Zero YES - Camera Limitation and two mounting holes unused


Watch the DiddyBorg video - More Autonomous ball chasing videos

Phone and desktop web control and camera interface

For remote control and viewing with DiddyBorg

High quality motors with metal gears and a powerful 1.3Watts of output power. Each motor produces ~ torque!

Available in Black and Clear, it comes in kit form with detailed build instructions available on our website.

Kit includes

  • PicoBorg Reverse
  • BattBorg
  • 6 motors with mounts and wheels
  • Battery holder
  • Chassis
  • All nuts, bolts and screws
  • Battery strap and cables

Kit requires but does not include: Raspberry Pi, SD card, 10x AA batteries (rechargeable recommended)

The Kit does not include optional parts: Raspberry Pi camera, Playstation remote, USB Bluetooth or USB Wifi module

Assembly requires soldering iron, solder, flat bladed screwdrivers and wire cutters (or at a minimum a good pair of scissors) and an adjustable spanner.

Last update: Oct 27, 2017

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