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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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.
If you bought one of those cheap (£30) robot arms from Maplin a few years back (when there still was a Maplin) or find yourself in possession of one now, changes to Windows have made it feel like a bit of a paperweight.more...
Time to build your own robot! Using a Raspberry Pi with parts and some time, you can use my book to learn how to make and program a robot with automatic behaviours.