D_E_Manton
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:51 pm

Car Project

Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:08 am

Hi Everyone,

I'm a teacher in a primary school and I'm interested in using the RPi with our Year 6. I want to make a program with Scratch to control a Lego remote control car. I've made an example using Windows based Scratch and it works brilliantly and I know I can teach the code to the children without any trouble. What I really want to do though is attach a wireless keyboard and a battery pack to the RPi, set a challenge to program it and mount it to the remote controlled car and then let the kids play with it for an exciting project.

However, I can't get it to work with the RPi because the usb hub the set uses won't work with the RPi. I've found a driver I could use with a standard installation of Ubuntu but it doesn't work with the RPi chipset. Is there anyone out there who has any ideas if it would be possible to find a version I could use for this project?

This is the download link to the Ubuntu version - http://ubuntuone.com/p/vp0/
although I found it here - https://lists.launchpad.net/scratch/msg00273.html

t1ggermoth
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:04 pm

Re: Car Project

Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:11 pm

Hiya,

It's brilliant that you're a teacher and having an application as exciting as controlling a car with a Raspberry Pi!

I'm a pure novice here, but hopefully somebody else more knowledgeable can help here.

My thoughts are that perhaps the USB hub (or device) is drawing too much power from the RaspberryPi, so you may need to try a powered USB hub.

Super idea - great stuff!
Trystan

hrgdavid
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:39 pm

Re: Car Project

Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:36 am

Hi,

There's a list of validated usb hubs (and loads of other peripherals) here: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals

Hope this helps.

David L.

hrgdavid
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:39 pm

Re: Car Project

Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:15 pm

hrgdavid wrote:Hi,

There's a list of validated usb hubs (and loads of other peripherals) here: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals

Hope this helps.

David L.
Sorry - that URL should be: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals

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