Friday, 23 May 2014

C3pi (a.k.a. Trackbot) is back in town

C3pi, a veteran robot of my own design, will be joining the Pololu 3pi and me at Kids Adore Ditch this coming Thursday.

C3pi a.k.a. Trackbot

Trackbot started out as an Arduino-controlled robot. I added a Raspberry Pi, and he became C3Pi.

An additional WiFi dongle on the Pi allows me to control him remotely.

C3Pi has made several public appearances over the years, and I hope he'll perform well on Thursday. He has one weakness; his batteries are buried in his tummy, so when they run out he needs major surgery. One day I'll come up with a better solution, but probably not this week!