At Orionrobots, Danny builds robots, electronics, gadgets and stuff that moves. I get kids like my regular helpers Jonathan and Helena to join in, and occasionally others too. I aim to make some of the cool robotics things easy for anyone to build, and push the boundaries of what is easy. Oh and just to have lots of fun doing it too…

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Learn Robotics Programming - With my new book!

Danny Staple has just completed writing a book on making and programming a robot using a Raspberry Pi and Python. This robot has many sensors, including the camera which it uses to sense coloured objects and drive towards them, or faces which it can point its “head” at. You can drive the robot with your phone, make it avoid walls, follow lines and make a mycroft based voice assistant to control the robot by speaking.

Learn Robotics Programming | PACKT Books

Two Robots Made Using The Book

Recent Posts

  • 05 Dec 2018 » Announcing My Book - Learn Robotics Programming

    Tonight I am proud to announce that available to buy in most online bookshops is my new book, Learn Robotics Programming.


  • 07 May 2018 » What Happened At Piwars 2018

    Jonathan and I brought our robot to Piwars - the converted Skittlebot now on a tank tracks platform adapted from the Excavator RC toy came along with us.


  • 10 Apr 2018 » PiWars 2018 Build Journal - Choosing the display

    So throughout my build, I’ve been repeatedly thinking of a feedback system for the robot. Since I cannot rely on Wifi - and it’d be inconvenient even if I could, I’m not going to connect a terminal to my robot and monitor it from a PC. So therefore, the robot needs to have other ways to tell me what it’s doing.


Building The Orionrobots Explorer Robot kit

How to build a wall avoiding robot

Adding a robot to a raspberry pi

Building a bump sensor for the Explorer Robot Kits


Robot Events


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