Raspberry Pi Robot Projects: How to Make a Robot with Raspberry Pi 3

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One of the hottest products on the market is the Raspberry Pi 3 from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Pi 3 was created to facilitate learning and interest in STEM-related activities, such as robotics. This guide will give you an introduction to some of the amazing Raspberry Pi 3 robotics products we have for you and your loved ones who may be fascinated by the possibilities of the RP3 and robotics.

Raspberry Pi Robot Kit


For an easy, interactive way to get started in robotics with the Raspberry Pi 3, check out the Robot Rover from Adafruit Industries. The Rover uses Adafruit’s Simple Robot Rover Chassis Kit in tandem with their DC and Stepper Motor HAT, which is designed to directly interface into the top of the Raspberry Pi 3 (not included) and gives it the ability to control a set of motors with ease. The Chassis Kit contains two DC motors for the HAT to drive, as well as a pair of tires for the motors to power, as well as a cool metal frame to hold your Rover together and a supporting caster wheel to hold up the Rover’s front end while the Pi 3 controls the rear-wheel drive system. The possibilities don’t end there. You can attach sensors or other peripherals like cameras to give your Rover autonomous capabilities or make into a clandestine spy vehicle to name a few options.

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Raspberry Pi AI Assistant

A big push in the robotics industry over the past few years has been developments in artificial intelligence, or AI. AI implies a robot that is capable of learning and developing new ways of interacting with the world, just like how humans do every day. While the RP3 won’t be able to help you make the next JARVIS or C-3PO, check out how you can make it into a smart personal assistant AI.


Raspberry Pi Robot Programming: Google AIY Kit

The Google AIY Kit is easily one of the most sought-after products this holiday season. Using a Raspberry Pi 3 as a brain (not included in kit) and the AIY, you can create your own Google Assistant that can be button or voice controlled and can answer almost any question you might have! The kit is seemingly simple. It comes with the Voice HAT Recognizer and Microphone boards which connect to your Pi 3 and give it the power to hear you and understand your words. The included speaker gives your AIY Assistant a voice and a button and a bunch of wires connect it all together. All you need to do is wire all the components up, tuck it into the cardboard housing, download a driver software to your Pi, and you are set to go! The AIY is also capable of being more robustly programmed, so you can teach it to respond how you want it to or give it tasks to do to help you in your day-to-day routine. For more information on the AIY and how to assemble it, check out this video.

This holiday season, or any time for that matter, there is no place better for all your robotic desires than Arrow.com which is the only one-stop-shop with the lowest price anywhere for the Raspberry Pi 3.

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