Robotics at Home with Raspberry Pi Pico - Build autonomous robots with the versatile low-cost Raspberry Pi
English | PDF | 401 Pages | 35.8 MB
Design, build, and program a mobile robot platform while gaining an understanding of the Raspberry Pi Pico, Free CAD, and robot sensors using Python to code, Bluetooth to connect & smartphone to control your projects
Key FeaturesGain in depth knowledge of robotics with easy-to-follow instructionsBuild a rover platform designed for experimentation and extensionEnhance your robot building skills through planning, building, and codingPurchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBookBook Description
The field of robotics is expanding, and this is the perfect time to learn how to create robots at home for different purposes. This book will help you take your first steps in planning, building, and programming a robot with Raspberry Pi Pico, an impressive controller bursting with I/O capabilities. After a quick tour of Pico, you’ll begin designing a robot chassis in 3D CAD. With easy-to-follow instructions, shopping lists, and plans, you’ll start building the robot. Further, you’ll add simple sensors and outputs to extend the robot, reinforce your design skills, and build your knowledge in programming with CircuitPython. You’ll also learn about interactions with electronics, standard robotics algorithms, and the discipline and process for building robots. Moving forward, you’ll learn how to add more complicated sensors and robotic behaviors, with increasing complexity levels, giving you hands-on experience. You’ll learn about Raspberry Pi Pico’s excellent features, such as PIO, adding capabilities such as avoiding walls, detecting movement, and compass headings. You’ll combine these with Bluetooth BLE for seeing sensor data and remotely controlling your robot with a smartphone. Finally, you’ll program the robot to find its location in an arena.
By the end of this book, you’ll have built a robot at home, and be well equipped to build more with different levels of complexity.
What you will learnInterface Raspberry Pi Pico with motors to move partsDesign in 3D CAD with Free CADBuild a simple robot and extend it for more complex projectsInterface Raspberry Pi Pico with sensors and Bluetooth BLEVisualize robot data with MatplotlibGain an understanding of robotics algorithms on Pico for smart behaviorWho this book is for
This book is for beginner robot makers, keen hobbyists, technical enthusiasts, developers and STEM teachers who want to build robots at home. Prior knowledge of coding - beginner to intermediate programming, will be helpful.
Table of ContentsPlanning a Robot with Raspberry Pi PicoPreparing Raspberry Pi PicoDesigning a Robot Chassis in FreeCADBuilding a Robot Around PicoDriving Motors with Raspberry Pi PicoMeasuring Movement with Encoders on Raspberry Pi PicoPlanning and Shopping for More DevicesSensing Distances to Detect Objects with PicoTeleoperating a Raspberry Pi Pico Robot with Bluetooth LEUsing the PID Algorithm to Follow WallsControlling Motion with Encoders on Raspberry Pi PicoDetecting Orientation with an IMU on Raspberry Pi PicoDetermining Position using Monte Carlo LocalizationContinuing Your Journey – Your Next Robot