If you have been following Bruce Landon’s blog we need not tell you about his passion for technology especially the health related ones. However, what we are discussing here is a new application of Raspberry Pi that is closely related with Piborg, one of the robotic aces of Raspberry Pi. Bruce explains that this segment is known for high quality robots and other necessary add-ons that range from the minute Picoborg to the giant DoodleBorg. With this project their team is now trying to recreate the magic with ZeroBorg and Raspberry Pi Zero – a small sized highly powerful sensor board and motor controller.
He goes on to calculating the input costs and assimilates that Zeroborg costs somewhere around fifteen Euros and dimensionally it is slightly bigger than Raspberry Pi Zero + 9V bettery + Zeroborg. The battery here just costs somewhere around 65gms. The most interesting thing is that you can easily control the four motors individually or more than one together if you can bring together numerous ZeroBorgsover I2C. Here, I2C communication also means that the user can easily connect the board with several other add-on boards in order to bring-in additional functionality. Along with, it bears two additional sensors that can be used for connecting any other sensors you may need in future. The board can also be availed with an infrared module that will help you in taking control of your TV remote and lastly, a DCDC regulator that can be used for empowering the Pi Zero. Just like all previous boards, PiBorg offers an open source software for further controlling of the board, it will help you in setting up the robot just the way want.
Bruce also quotes PiBorg, “We love making boards and kits for Raspberry Pi, mainly because the Pi community is like one bog growing family. The support we=ve received so far with this Kickstarter has been phenomenal and we can’t thank the community and the Raspberry Pi Foundation enough.” There is no dearth of people who are taking a new approach to learning electronics, robotics, and programming with Pi. New Pi projects are evolving with every passing day which means the reach of this system is pushing its boundaries.
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