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To follow these instructions, you will need a DiddyBorg v2, a Raspberry Pi touchscreen, a second Raspberry Pi, a second SD card with a recent version of Raspian installed, and a DiddyBorg v2 Touch Screen Kit Recent versions of Raspbian should not require extra software to run the touchscreen. For older versions you may need to update the Pi before connecting the touchscreen: sudo...

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Step 1. Open the box. If using a knife or blade, be careful not to cut deep as the Perspex parts are on top. Step 2. In the packaging are two rolled up bubble wrap bags. These contain motor mounts and hubs - don't discard them! Step 3. Lay out the parts to make sure you have everything. There should...

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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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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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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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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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Our most configurable robot yet! Our most popular Raspberry Pi robot kit DiddyBorg is back with faster standard motors and a newly designed chassis. The idea remains the same, a 6 wheeled high-torque robotics platform, but give everyone the ability to add lots of extra functionality and get your robot to perform a wide range of tasks. Want to detect objects in your DiddyBorg's path? Add the ultrasonic mounts...

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