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RE-Design to the chasis

Having been using the same chasis for around 7-months I now have enough experience to decide on changes to it. The first thing I had issues with was the axels on my motors snapping this I originally fixed by thickening them using washers. The issue I then had after this was the support beams connecting […]

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Camera for line following

For line following this year I am using the RPi camera with OpenCV. For this I needed 2 things NumPy and OpenCV I installed these like this: The code above is the basics for using a raspberry pi camera with OpenCV, it basically imports the camera software, numpy, OpenCV and the time library it also […]

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Control

This year for PiWars I will be using the SN30 pro+ controling a simple differential drive run of the Polulu G2 high power motor driver. Both of these have really easy python interface. Here is how I did it: First of I installed approxeng (The interface to the controller) like this: And then I installed […]

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What do I have right now?

As I am entering PiWars this year with the same base chasis as last year I have a large starting point. However I am planning on making some small hardware changes from last year. At this point in time I’m using a four cell lipo giving me no lack of power which may not be […]

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Plans for PiWars this year.

RedBrick is a tracked, raspberry pi based robot running python all within a kids toy. This year the challenges for PiWars are: –Feed the Fish For which I will design motar most likely based of the ww2 era German Howitzer. – Tidy up the Toys For which I will most likely I shall be using […]