Those of you that enjoy building Raspberry Pi projects might be interested in a new tutorial that has been published to the MAKE website this week. Providing details on how to 3D print and build your very own DIY Raspberry Pi Skycam.
The project has been published by Brook Drumm (founder and CEO of printrbot via the MAKE websiteAnd provides full instructions and files via the GitHub repository for you to be able to create your very own.
Building a robot from scratch has been a dream of mine since I was very young. In fact, I have a few robot kits sitting in boxes in my garage right now — but I just couldn’t get excited about a line-following robot or a simple tank. I just like doing things differently and attacking problems from a fresh perspective.
My Skycam is a little robot that travels on a rope or string, can turn corners, and even has a little camera with pan and tilt. The whole thing can be controlled from your phone or any browser — and it even streams live video.
This project was born out of the desire to make a robot that I can control from my phone. I had recently been playing with the Raspberry Pi and Google Coder, a neat bit of software that teaches the basics of web development. Using Coder, I was able to control an LED from my phone, so I knew controlling other hardware was possible. I enlisted friends to help me over the hardware and electronics hurdles, so I don’t deserve full credit, but that’s the beauty of the maker movement — a rich community of people ready to help!
For the full instructions jump over to the MAKE website via the link below. If you found this article interesting you might also be interested in this list of awesome Raspberry Pi Zero projects we have put together.