This is Raspberry Pi Car! Basically it's a remote controlled (over Wi-Fi) toy car with a Raspberry Pi on-board. There is a webcam on the car too, that permits to stream everything in real-time from the car to the computer.
Raspberry Pi model is V 2.0 and the OS is Raspbian (an old version specifically modified for this purpose),everything works in real-time over Wi-Fi and with a little delay over the Internet.(The car can access the internet through a forwarded router or 3G too).
If you are in New York and the car is in Italy you can control it and make it move around.
Here you are our official tutorial, have fun!
- Burn the image on the sd
- Wifi Configuration
- Model A
- Model B
- Log in thought Secure Shell (SSH)
For more information watch this video
- Raspberry Pi 1 Model A or B (There have been reported incompatibility by the software with the other models and versions)
- SD 8 GB
- Two motors
- A car's frame
- WiFi adapter
- Eight AA batteries
- A lot of Wires
Download the iso from here and extract it.
|LINUX (USING DD)|
|Extract the image with
$ unrar e car.rarUmount the device
$ umount /dev/sdXThen write the image
# dd bs=4M if=~/car.img of=/dev/sdXWhere X is the letter of your device.
$ sudo sync
|For Osx I refer you here.|
|For Windows, I refer you here. I reccomend you to use Win32DiskImager.|
The procedure is like the Serial one
How to login through SSH
Change username with pi and insert your ssh port (if you are using the default port there is no need to use -p),finally change the ip with your raspberry pi one. There is an example below:
Now you are ready to use your Car! Once you have configured Wifi, connect your Pi to the motor-controller. We have created a video that shows how to do that
Apache will start automatically, then open a browser and go to the ip you assigned to the Raspberry Pi! You will find a simple interface, that includes the controller in Node.Js and a real time image through motion.
Raspberry Pi Cars
Our Raspberry Pi Car
Your Raspberry Pi Cars
Send us a pic of your Pi car and we will post it here in the article!