Raspberry Pi Robotic Blueprints

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  • Add sensors to your robot so that it can sense the world around it
  • Know everything there is to know about accessing motors and servos to provide movement to the robotic platform
  • Explore the feature of adding vision to your robot so it can “see” the world around it
  • Refine your robot with the skill of speech recognition so that it can receive commands
  • Polish your robot by adding speech output so it can communicate with the world around it
  • Maximize the use of servos in Raspberry Pi to create a drawing robot
  • Strengthen your robot by adding wireless communication skills so you can see what the robot is seeing and control it from a distance
  • Build an unbelievable autonomous hexcopter controlled by Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools. The Raspberry Pi is known as a tiny computer built on a single circuit board. It runs a Linux operating system, and has connection ports for various peripherals so that it can be hooked up to sensors, motors, cameras, and more. Raspberry Pi has been hugely popular among hardware hobbyists for various projects, including robotics.

This book gives you an insight into implementing several creative projects using the peripherals provided by Raspberry Pi. To start, we’ll walk through the basic robotics concepts that the world of Raspberry Pi offers us, implementing wireless communication to control your robot from a distance. Next, we demonstrate how to build a sensible and a visionary robot, maximizing the use of sensors and step controllers. After that, we focus on building a wheeled robot that can draw and play hockey. To finish with a bang, we’ll build an autonomous hexcopter, that is, a flying robot controlled by Raspberry Pi.

By the end of this book, you will be a maestro in applying an array of different technologies to create almost any imaginable robot.

  • Learn to implement a number of features offered by Raspberry Pi to build your own amazing robots
  • Understand how to add vision and voice to your robots.
  • This fast-paced practical guide comprises a number of creative projects to take your Raspberry Pi knowledge to the next level
Page Count 198
Course Length 5 hours 56 minutes
ISBN 9781784396282
Date Of Publication 30 Oct 2015


Dr. Richard Grimmett

Dr. Richard Grimmett has been fascinated by computers and electronics from his very first programming project, which used Fortran on punch cards. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and a PhD in leadership studies. He also has 26 years of experience in the radar and telecommunications industries, and even has one of the original brick phones. He now teaches computer science and electrical engineering at Brigham Young University, Idaho, where his office is filled with his many robotics projects.