Those luckily enough to own a 3D printer and enjoying building a Raspberry Pi robot, or would like to start, may gain more inspiration from this awesome Pi Tank robot.
The Pi Tank takes that form of a 3D Printed open source Raspberry Pi powered vehicle/robot that can be controlled using a smartphone, thanks to Madis Kaasik and his team of developers and makers.
The first version of the Pi Tank has been created by Kristjan Järvan, Madis Kaasik, Ulf Anso and Ilya Kuzovkin in Garage48 event 08.02.2015.
“It is for people who want a cheap robot that can move, and one you can 3D print new parts for [based on] your agenda,” Kaasik explains “So you don’t need to spend 3 weeks to build a moving rig or robot. It already exists.
We have made it so you can develop it further and use it in your projects. You don’t need to think of how to get it moving, how to wire the motors and so one — it all has been done. Maybe you want a robot to play with your dog but you are not an engineer — so you can use the platform.”
For more information on the new Pi Tank robot jump over to the Madis Kaasik website for details and also download the 3D printing files from the Thingiverse via the links below and the Raspberry image from GitHub.
“The Pi Tank is the first open source 3D printable Raspberry Pi based robot with a Kinect sensor that you can control with your smartphone. The purpose of this project is to create a robot that anyone could build. The robot can act as an artificial pet and anyone can write software for it (preferably on mobile platforms so that the distribution would be the easiest). “
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