Five kits for building drones, gadgets and robots with your Raspberry Pi

While the Raspberry Pi already has a range of add-ons to make it simpler to get started on making robots and other neat gizmos - there are always new kits around the corner.

Here are some of the more recent offerings that make it easier to build cool gadgets of your own.


Just funded on Kickstarter, Flotilla is aimed at making hardware hacking accessible to everyone.

Flotilla provides a dock that allows you to easily connect your Pi to sensors that detect motion, light, colour, pressure, touch and more, as well motors and simple screens. Controlling these electronics and linking them together can be done by dragging and dropping commands using a simple graphical interface.

Price: £24 ($36) - £109 ($165)

Image: Pimoroni Ltd

By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.