Tiny 4WD

TiNY 4WD KIT + PIMORONI  EXPLORER pHAT £55

 

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Tiny 4WD is a small but powerful robot that you build yourself. Unlike many other small robots, Tiny can be used outside on the patio, deck, playground even gravel paths/drives. The first Tiny was designed for the MagPi magazine “How to build a Pi Wars Robot” feature written by Brian Corteil.  The kit contains all you need to build the chassis including our Raspberry Pi camera face plate , great for computer vision projects plus a Pimoroni Explorer pHat to drive the four motors powering the large grippy wheels. The kit also includes a mini breadboard for adding sensors and help supply power to the motors.

Emma Norling has written, a great guide to building a Tiny 4WD, and how to connect up the motors using the included breadboard.   https://emmaspiblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/tiny-4wd-robot/

Note:   You will need to supply the Raspberry Pi Zero, and power source. The kit can be powered with a mobile phone power bank or with a LiPo battery, AA batteries  and voltage converter.

Specs

Size: A6 paper sized
weight*:

*  without battery, camera and Raspberry Pi

Loadout

Pimoroni Explorer pHAT
Small breadboard
4 x wheels
4 x motor brackets
4 x micro metal motors
3 x acrylic body-plates
6 x M3 PCB spacers
12 x M3 bolts
10 x M2.5 bolts
8 x M2.5 nuts
4 x M2.5 bolts
10 x jumper jerky

Software

Basic manual control code is available form the Coretec Github account, the code has been written for use with a Rock Candy PS3 controller.

www.github.com/Coretec-Robotics

How to buy

A Tiny can be yours for £55

Direct from us at Maker Faires, and Raspberry Pi Jams.

On the web

https://www.pimoroni.com

other suppliers to be added soon!

Links.

MagPi issues: for building guide and tips.

Note: There is no need to modify the motor pins as shown in the build guide in step 1 in MagPi 51 as the chassis now has holes for the right angle pins unless you require the space for stuff.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi51.pdf

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi52.pdf

Rock Candy Controller

Direct link to Amazon UK for the controllers, we love at Coretec!

Rock Candy Wireless Controller – Red (PS3)

Rock Candy Wireless Controller – Green (PS3)

Rock Candy Wireless Controller – Blue (PS3)

PS. We get a small fee from each sale via the Amazon links, this does not effect what you pay for the controller 😀