YetiBorg v2 - 4WD Robot Kit (Includes Raspberry Pi Zero)
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YetiBorg v2 is a great kit to get started with Raspberry Pi robotics! It's based on the Raspberry Pi Zero, ZeroBorg Motor Controller and PiBorg P25UK12 motors (12V 100RPM), making it super compact but wickedly powerful! You won't find any of "those yellow motors" near PiBorg products!
Whether you're using Yeti to grab drinks from the fridge, follow your dog around, or a fully fledged educational robotics platform, it won't let you down.
The YetiBorg v2 kit includes:
4 x Independently Controllable 12V 100RPM Motors (P25UK12)
4 x White Racing Wheels
1 x Raspberry Pi Zero with Pre-Soldered Header
1 x ZeroBorg Complete Motor Controller with IR Sensor, 5V Regulator & 9V Battery Clip
4 x Brass Hubs and Brackets
Laser Cut Acrylic Body
Wire & Mounting Hardware
The YetiBorg is a self assembly kit, which requires some simple soldering to get started. A Raspberry Pi Zero with pre-soldered header is included (as of 26/01/2018), you just need to add a MicroSD card & batteries! YetiBorg v2 optionally supports the Raspberry Pi camera (not included) for projects such as motion following.
The YetiBorg kit can be assembled into two different configurations so you can customise the robot to do what you want it to:
Low profile: If you are looking to build a speedy racer then the low profile build is for you. The low profile build is the most compact and has the ability to flip over and drive upside-down, just like the original YetiBorg it is based on. The camera is positioned low to the floor to improve autonomous driving and the Pi Zero is safely housed in the center of the robot.
Off-road: If you want to drive on rough ground then you want the off-road build. This version has much higher ground clearance and keeps the electronics up high away from any mud and puddles. The camera is also positioned higher so you can see over rocks and lumps.
YetiBorg v2 Features:
Full 4WD Robot
Designed for use with the Pi Zero & Zero W
Powerful 12V 100 RPM Motors
ZeroBorg Quad Motor Controller
5V DC/DC Regulators Powers both Raspberry Pi Zero & Motors
Infrared Sensor for Joystick Control (Joystick Not Included)
Oh, if you are using it indoors on a flat surface,then yes you probably could get away with 60mm wheels. 100mm wheel won't fit.
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Thanks for the prompt response. I'll be using it indoors on a flat wooden floor/low carpet. And the slight dilemma is that mecanum wheels come in either 60mm or 100mm diameters. Do you reckon with 100mm, the wheels, on the same side, will collide with one another? Cheers!
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60mm is cutting it fine, especially if you want to use it over rough terrain. Even the 65mm wheels aren't designed for off roading. You'd probably want something closer to 80mm.
Hi, I am at the final (and fun) stage of connecting a controller to the YetiBorg where I have hit a brick wall. I'm having some issues connecting the PS3 controller to the raspberrypi. I have gone through your very helpful guide, but instead of the controller appearing as a an old gamepad icon in the bluetooth 'search devices' list, it shows up instead as a keyboard and requires one to enter a pin-code (which cannot be done since there are no number keys on the controller). I have tried multiple times and rebooted but to no avail. Do you have any ideas on how to proceed? Cheers!
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