Our most popular Raspberry Pi robot kit DiddyBorg is back with faster 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 at the front and back. Need to use a servo to move a robotic arm? Mount them on the multifunction top and go!
You could even add the Raspberry Pi touch screen and turn your robot into a touchscreen controlled turtle.
The robot can be set to run autonomously (so in that case the range would be however long your batteries last). I assume however that you're referring to controlling Diddy with your phone/computer? The range would be down to the WiFi dongle & router that you're using. The Pi's on board WiFi is usually good for 10m - 20m, but there are dongles available that will go up to 100m or more.
DiddyBorg v2 - OverviewOct 18, 2017 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..
DiddyBorg v2 - Getting StartedOct 19, 2017 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..
DiddyBorg v2 - ExamplesOct 19, 2017 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 Di..
DiddyBorg v2 - Examples - Web UIOct 19, 2017 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 Di..
DiddyBorg v2 - Examples - MeArm ClawOct 19, 2017 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..
DiddyBorg v2 - Examples - Joystick ControlOct 19, 2017 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 cont..
DiddyBorg v2 - Examples - Disco ModeOct 19, 2017 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 ..
DiddyBorg v2 - Examples - Canned Sequence Oct 19, 2017 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..
DiddyBorg v2 - Examples - Ball FollowingOct 19, 2017 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 ha..
DiddyBorg v2 - Build InstructionsOct 25, 2017 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 ..