Getting ready

The rover that we will build will need to contain the elements shown in the following diagram:

The separate parts of the Rover-Pi robot

The elements are discussed in detail as follows:

  • Chassis: This example uses a modified, battery-operated push nightlight (although any suitable platform can be used). Remember that the larger and heavier your robot is, the more powerful the driving motors will need to be to move it. Alternatively, you can use one of the chassis kits listed in the There's more... section. A suitable push nightlight is shown in the following photo:
This push nightlight forms the basic chassis of a Rover-Pi robot ...

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