andryx97
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Choosing the best board

Mon May 25, 2015 9:21 am

Hi i'm new in this forum and i hope to write in the right session. Anyway I have to build up a robot for the rcj rescue A competition and I'd like to know what is the best board for raspberry pi 2 model B that can manage motors and sensors in the same board.

Arne Baeyens
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Re: Choosing the best board

Tue May 26, 2015 11:51 am

andryx97 wrote:Hi i'm new in this forum and i hope to write in the right session. Anyway I have to build up a robot for the rcj rescue A competition and I'd like to know what is the best board for raspberry pi 2 model B that can manage motors and sensors in the same board.
Hi!
Welcome to the RPi forum.

I participated in the RCJ 2014 Flanders comptetition with a Raspberry Pi doing video analysis. Maybe read the blog article about my robot.

Because it has all the neccessary features packed in a small form factor, I used the pic Dwengo board (by the way, they've now also one based on an atmel microcontroller which is programmed like the Arduino's).
I used the model 1 B RPi and reached 14fps, so theoretically you should be able to get more than 80fps on the model 2 (haven't tested this yet ... but this would be way better).

If you've some questions, don't hesitate to post them on this forum.

Best regards,
Arne
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Re: Choosing the best board

Tue May 26, 2015 11:55 am

Have you looked at the GoPiGo?

http://robotics-101.com

It's a Raspberry Pi robot. I don't know if it would fit the size parameters for the rescue competition, but I'd really like to know!
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Re: Choosing the best board

Tue May 26, 2015 2:15 pm

If you need a very powerful robot controller, take a look at RoboPi

http://RoboPi.com

- tested and supported with Raspberry Pi Models A / A+ / B / B+ / 2B

- RoboPi is based on an 8 core 32 bit RISC microcontroller

- 24 flexible I/O's (each I/O can be configured as digital input, digital output, servo output, pwm output, ultrasonic range sensor input)

- 8 channels of 12 bit analog input

- all I/O's use 3 pin servo style headers

To program RoboPi, you can use the easy to use C/C++ and Python RoboPi libraries.

You can download the assembly manual and user manual from the product page to see if it suits you.

Here is a link to a simple robot built with RoboPi, including sample Python code:

http://www.mikronauts.com/robot-zoo/elf-2wd-pi-robot/

I'll be updating my Elf article soon, as I just added a Pi camera to Elf!
http://Mikronauts.com - home of EZasPi, RoboPi, Pi Rtc Dio and Pi Jumper @Mikronauts on Twitter
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