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Raspberry Pi Junkbot

Combining a 'robot' made from junk with a Raspberry Pi

Scott Turner

Created by Scott Turner
last edited May 01 2015 by Scott Turner



The junkbot project is about creating robots made from junk. This is an initiative to introduce environmental sustainability, engineering and computing to students.

This resource Raspberry Pi Junkbot looks at the next stage combining the junkbot with a Raspberry Pi to make the system programmable.

A modified version of Scratch (ScratchGPIO) is used to control a motor. An example of drawing junkbot is shown with the code.

Youtube video of this can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsIEEvpT3ik

Level:Beginner / Intermediate

Teaches: Programming, control of a physical device.

Useful resources ScratchGPIO: http://simplesi.net/scratchgpio/ Junkbots blog http://junkbots.blogspot.co.uk/

To learn more please contact: scott.turner@northampton.ac.uk

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