Watch the excellent video below to see the design of the Curiosity Pie in precise details, with each component zoomed in on the video and talked about. I loved the narration and if I ever take to building this bot, I know I only need to watch the video (over and over again). It is complete in itself in away.
The maker fancies it as NASA’s curiosity rover. So he calls one control module ‘Control Center on Planet Earth’. When you open the blog and click on one of the links, a message pops up that says only trained professionals can run the Curiosity Pie, ‘have you learned the users instructions?’ Did I mention I love it?
The buttons have the usual functions to govern the module, to switch it on or off. There is a camera is attached to a lever, that can rotate and so lift or lower the camera position. This lever is actuated by a small winch. The camera angle can be changed from position “1”, which aims at the ground, to “15”, which aims vertically towards the sky. The rover can also take full resolution snapshots. Turn the snapshot functionality “on” to transmit a large picture. The rover would automatically become still so that there are no shakes or disturbances in the picture. For roving in the night time, the bot has a headlight. Its intensity ranges from “0” (OFF) to “4” (full light).
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