Tuesday the Raspberry Pi enthusiast participated in a demonstration of a small robot project from Adafruit. The robot came in a DIY kit form and was assembled by Paul Moreno.Ron Schubot, the Electronic Zone Mentor, did the fine soldering that required a very steady hand. The group had previously worked with the Python “Turtle Module” and had found that experience translated well in using the “Robot Module” we imported into Python.
After demonstrating the Python script that came with the kit Mike and Shawn wrote their own Python script to control the Robot.
All in all it was a good learning experience and provided the building block to expand the Robot’s capabilities by adding sensors and even a camera in the future.