Introducing Pisaac, my Raspberry Pi robot

Pisaac, the Raspberry Pi robot
A robot, but not as we know it…

Hello everyone, this is Pisaac.

Pisaac is built from a Raspberry Pi, a PiFace, a DRV8833 motor controller on a breakout board, a Dagu “Magician” robot chassis which I got from Amazon (also available from many other retailers!), an Edimax Wifi dongle, a mobile backup battery pack and a Raspberry Pi Camera module.

Why am I building Pisaac?

Just for my own entertainment really!

So far, Pisaac’s most effective use is scaring the dog.  He can be controlled using an app I’ve developed for the mobile phone.  That’s Pisaac, by the way, not the dog!

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