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DiddyBorg Metal Edition - 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 :)

Limited Edition, only 40 of these will ever be made.
  • 300% More Torque than DiddyBorg
  • 100% Faster measured top speed
  • Rugged metal chassis
  • Larger 12xAA Battery Pack
  • Brass posts and top plate screws
  • Deans plug style battery connector
  • Limited edition Sticker
  • A couple of other limited edition bits

Even more powerful than DiddyBorg, he can climb 45° inclines, tow and tank steer.

With the same motor controller, all software functionality is preserved such as ball following.


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

Watch the DiddyBorg Metal Edition video - More Autonomous ball chasing videos

High quality motors with metal gears and a powerful 4.8Watts of output power. Each motor produces ~ torque!

DiddyBorg Metal Edition serial number

If available, you may reserve the serial number you would like. This will also be attached to the certificate. Please email your requested number once you have ordered. If you don't wish to request a particular number, we will give you a random serial number. We will try to be as fast as possible updating the website with this information.

1 Sold FR 11 Sold 14012 21 Sold 14180 31 Sold 16389
2 Sold 12633 12 Sold 14354 22 Sold 14295 32 Sold 15360
3 Sold 13766 13 Sold 14104 23 Sold 14187 33 Sold 16431
4 Sold 3188 14 Sold 16372 24 Sold 14118 34 Sold 13996
5 Sold 13706 15 Sold 16424 25 Sold 14041 35  
6 Sold 13660 16 Sold PH 26 Sold 16429 36 Sold 16507
7 Sold 13856 17 Sold 14005 27 Sold 16487 37 Sold 13965
8 Sold 13978 18 Sold MH 28 Sold PW 38 Sold 16495
9 Sold 13976 19 Sold PH 29 Sold 16419 39 Sold 14136
10 Sold 13974 20 Sold 14002 30 Sold 14191 40 Sold 13807

Phone and desktop web control and camera interface

For remote control and viewing with DiddyBorg Metal Edition

Metal Edition has a stainless steel chassis and metal posts, 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, 12x 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 & phillips screwdrivers and wire cutters (or at a minimum a good pair of scissors) and an adjustable spanner.

A less expensive Perspex version is also available: Classic Perspex DiddyBorg

Last update: Oct 27, 2017

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