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Fancy building a drone that can drive itself? Then check out this Pi-based autopilot for cars, boats, submarines, planes, copters, blimps and other vehicles.
Navio+ includes a GPS receiver and the other basic electronics an autopilot system needs to direct itself, but will require technical expertise to set up.
Rapiro is a humanoid robot designed to help you learn about robotics and programming.
The kit comes with everything you need to assemble the bot – body parts, servo motors and screws – but you need to add your own Raspberry Pi, sensors and cameras before you can get the programmable bot to perform advanced tasks such as image recognition.
Another product aimed at those who want to hack together electronics but are not sure where to start.
Grove+ is an add-on board for the Pi designed to make it easier to hook up sensors, lights and buttons and use them to create your own hardware, for instance an ultrasonic motion detector. By packaging sensors and other electronics into modules that are accessible via a simple software interface, the kit removes much of the complexity of building devices. The starter kit features the GrovePi+ board and a range of sensors and lights to get started with.
Price: u00a339 / $23 (Starter kit – doesn’t include Pi)
The CoreBot aims to be everything you need to build a robot, while still remaining relatively affordable and hackable.
Built around the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, the complete kit will include an add-on board with three programmable system on a chips able to handle an array of sensors and other hardware. It will also feature the car chassis, four metal-geared motors, front-facing ultrasonic sensors, a Raspberry Pi camera with a pan/tilt mechanism and infra-red distance sensors, as well as a rechargeable 7.4v 2200mAh LiPO battery.