ACK! The digital edition came out two days earlier than I expected!
This page is about my SPRITE robot – photos, demo code etc will be presented here.
Go buy a copy of servo (or better yet, subscribe to Servo) so you can read my article. Servo has other great articles too, it is one of my favorite magazines
I will be working on this page today, and into the future… I will continue to add more SPRITE sample code and photos here.
EZasPi prototyping boards are available now from my Ebay site
SPRITE-KIT is now available.
Other parts needed for complete robot:
|Raspberry Pi||RASPBRRY-MODB-512M||http://www.newark.comThe Model-A may work, but I have not tried it|
|EzasPI SPRITE kit||SPRITE-KIT||http://Mikronauts.com/robot-zoo/sprite See link for details|
|Ardubot||Robot-Chassis-Kits-161||http://www.budgetrobotics.com/Chassis must be big enough for everything, and be servo driven|
|WiFi adapter||low power USB wifi adapter||http://www.newegg.com netis WF-2111, see http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters for list of compatible adapters, choose one that does not need a powered hub
|Parallax standard servo||900-00005-ND||http://www.digikey.com|
|Parallax continuous rotation servo||900-00008-ND||http://www.digikey.comOther standard servo would work|
|Servo Wheels||RB-Sbo-86||http://www.robotshop.comThey have other colors as well|
|SeeedStudio Ultrasonic Range Finder||RB-See-90||http://www.robotshop.comYou can substitute the Parallax Ping sensor|
|Servo extension cable||RB-Pol-180||http://www.robotshop.comThis one is long… try to find a shorter one|
|Lynxmotion Sensor Housing||RB-Lyn-75||http://www.robotshop.comAny sensor mount will do|
|Patriot Power Bank||PCPB52002||http://www.ncix.comIf you substitute, make sure the battery can supply regulated 5V 2A|
|NimH 4xAA batteries and charger||ECH420||http://www.ncix.comOr equivalent, minimum 1800mAh suggested|
You will also need some standard tools:
screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, wire stripper, soldering iron, hookup wire, solder
sprite-demo.c source code for the SPRITE demo program
interfaces my /etc/network/interfaces file
wpa_supplicant.conf my /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf file