CamJam EduKit 3 – Robotics

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CamJam EduKit #3 is focused on robotics and contains (almost) everything you need to create your very own Raspberry Pi-powered robot.

Kit contents

The kit includes the following:
  • Photo of EduKit 3
    Photograph by Alex Eames, RasPi.TV

    A custom-designed, pre-soldered motor controller board (with screw terminals)

  • Two DC motors (with wires pre-soldered)
  • Two custom red wheels (which go extra fast… because they’re red!)
  • A ball castor (used as the ‘third wheel’ to your robot)
  • A small breadboard (to create your circuits)
  • Two pieces of strong 3M padded double-sided tape
  • A battery box for 4 AA batteries (batteries not included)
  • An ultrasonic distance sensor (for detecting objects in front of your robot)
  • A line follower sensor (for detecting and following black lines)
  • Resistors and jumper cables with which to complete your circuits
  • A strong cardboard box to keep it all in… or to cut into to make your chassis!

You will need to provide:

  • A Raspberry Pi, SD card and power supply.
  • A keyboard and mouse.
  • A chassis – anything will do – use your imagination!
  • 4 x AA batteries to power the motors.

Buying the EduKit

The EduKit is available from The Pi Hut for £17 (plus £2 delivery).

Worksheets

Code

The code and worksheets for CamJam EduKit 3 can be found on GitHub.

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3D-printable Chassis

For those of you with access to a 3D printer, there is a fantastic chassis available. Designed by Daniel Bull, it is a sturdy chassis and everything slots in nicely. You can view and download the open source files on Thingiverse.

Videos

Here’s a brilliant video from Alex Eames of a completed robot made using the kit and some easily available extra components:

Here’s an extensive unboxing and walk-through of the kit from The Raspberry Pi Guy (Matthew Timmons-Brown):

Here’s a video of an unboxing provided by “Average Man” Richard Saville: