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So you've got your hands on our 6V 60RPM DC Motors and all the mounting gear (coupler, mount & wheel) but you have no idea how it all goes together?! Don't worry, we've put a nice pictorial guide on how it all goes together, so you'll be zooming around on your Raspberry Pi robot in no time! 1.Check you've got all the kit required, each kit consists of the following: 1 x Wheel 1...

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Use the trophy lid kit and a TroPi to build your very own trophy using the Raspberry Pi.

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Getting started guide for the TroPi add on board, add LEDs to your project.

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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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Play chase with your YetiBorg v2 Robots can make really fun pets and YetiBorg v2 is no exception. The best thing about pets is being able to play games and teach tricks, so we thought we would teach YetiBorg v2 how to follow us like a dog :) With this example you can see how we can get your robot to follow you around using only the camera. Parts...

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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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Step 0: Ensure you have all parts as shown above. Step 1: You should have three Perspex parts. Step 2: Remove the protective film from the Chassis. Step 3: Orient the chassis so that the spoon shaped cutout is at the bottom and the oval is to the right. Add one of the [small...

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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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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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