Project Information

My Little Robot Raspberry Pi

This little project will be running in 2 invacare wheelchair motors, Pneumatic wheels, 4tronix PicoCon "No Frills" Motor Controller Board Kit (will probally change) and lots of other fun stuff
Created by parkerbird
One Month to build maybe 2 to fine tune programming side
50+ pounds
600 mm x 400 mm
15-30 minutes
Python / Scratch
PS3 controller and scratch RDP
Powersource: LiPO / LiON

I am going to try and use my lipo from my old quadcopter, but will end up buying 2 wheelchair batteries

Locomotion: Stationary

Controller/CPU: Raspberry PI / PicoCon Motor Controller Board


So this is my very first robot build, have been wanting to build something since my little boy was born 2 years ago. felt that the rubbish plastic quad bikes were so over priced for what they were.
I've also been inspired by my brother in-laws Raspberry Pi: Mars Rover.

I have set a budget of about £160, about the price of a ride on kids vehicle (A Good One ).
So far I have bought my motors,pillow blocks, wheels, axles and other bits and bobs. I did at first struggled to work out a way of finding some hubs to fit my wheels. I ended up buying the Invacare wheelchair wheels (with hubs) removed the hubs, which was really really hard since they had been added on with lock tight.

Once they had been removed, my next challenge was to remove the hubs from the Pneumatic wheels, this was a task, had to hammer them out. I used the drill to made the hole just slightly larger, bought some new bolts from good old screw fix (x10 £1.50, Bargain) and they bolt in lovely.

Over the next few days I will be measuring up and drilling my holes to fix my Motor and back wheels.

will added some more pictures in the next couple of days