Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Pi Bot Eclipse Project Repos

I am hosting the code for my Pi Bot at the below links.

Android Pi Controller

Java Servlet (PiBot control code)

I recently gave a chat/demo at #IWDEV 9 using the below slides.

#IWDEV 9 slides

Saturday, 2 March 2013

First run for Raspberry Pi Bot

First test run for my Raspberry Pi powered bot inspired by cymplecy's blog  (http://cymplecy.wordpress.com/). I found the magician chassis on a hobby site and was then directed to the blog by a friend.  cymplecy used Scratch to program the Pi, I have once again gone for the Pi4J library to control the GPIO port from Java code, running inside a Jetty servlet container.

Apart from it's going backwards, not to bad for a first run.

Screenshot from the Android application running on my Nexus 7. The forward and turning speeds can be adjusted and a status is displayed in the lower centre of the screen when a new instruction is sent to the Pi.