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Pi Droid Alpha: New robot controller for the Raspberry Pi designed for education & makers

Pi Droid Alpha

Pi Droid Alpha is the best educational Robot Controller for the Raspberry Pi

I had a lot of great feedback from teachers on my RoboPi advanced robot controller for the Raspberry Pi, however most asked for a less powerful - and lower priced - alternative for simpler Robots. I listened :)

Adding a Raspberry Pi Camera to Elf the Robot

Robots are a lot of fun.

Robots that stream video over WiFi are even more fun!

Elf Raspberry Pi Robot @ http://Mikronauts.com

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What is your favorite I2C compass module?

I am working on adding compass support to the upcoming v0.87 libaries for RoboPi.

http://www.mikronauts.com/raspberry-pi/robopi/

Currently, I am adding support for HMC6352 and HMC5883L based I2C compass modules in the upcoming v0.87 version of the firmware and libraries.

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Review posted

Sorry guys, I forgot to mention it earlier!

As you probably know, the Raspberry Pi Foundation brought out the new Raspberry Pi Model B+ recently.

I got my hands on it mid-July, and after torture testing it wrote a rather large review.

Raspberry Pi Model A / B / B+ Review

Meet Elf - one of my RoboPi + Raspberry Pi based robots! I have a lot of the Magician 2WD chassis, and I thought it would be the perfect platform to evaluate … Read more

Pi Jumper

I finally had a chance to release Pi Jumper today!

Pi Jumper is my Raspberry Pi to breadboard breakout, designed to be useful in education (and at home).

Pi Jumper works well with Raspberry Pi models A, B and B+

Pi Jumper

Pi Jumper, mounted on a Raspberry Pi, with a female round header for easy bread boarding.

Back in 2011, I upgraded a standard Parallax BOE-Bot with my RoboProp propeller based robot controller.. I wrote a two part article for Servo magazine about the … Read more

RoboPi - the most powerful Robot controller for the Raspberry Pi (adds 8 core co-processor)

RoboPi stacked on a Raspberry Pi

Mikronauts RoboPi adds an eight-core 32-bit microcontroller running at 100Mhz to the Raspberry Pi in order to off-load hard real time I/O and allow more precise timing than Linux running on the Pi allows.

RoboPi Features

"The Better Mousetrap" Servo Tester

I've decided that my new servo tester (based on RoboPi) deserved a page of its own on my site, and that other LMR users may be interested in following my build log.

"The Better Mousetrap Servo Tester"

You can find the build log, and more photos at:

http://www.mikronauts.com/the-better-mousetrap-servo-tester/

(The jitter issue is now identified as the MG-995 servos needing unusually clean servo power)

My first hexapod build! I've been itching to build one for a long time now, but the cost of the very nice Lynxmotion kit was out of my toy budget. After scouring … Read more