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Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers by Tim Cox

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Building a Rover-Pi robot with forward driving motors

Creating robots does not need to be an expensive hobby. A small, Rover-type robot can be constructed using household items for the chassis (the base everything is attached to), and a couple of small driving motors can be used to move it.

The Rover-Pi robot is a small, buggy-type robot that has just two wheels and a skid or caster at the front to allow it to turn. One such robot is shown in the following image:

Building a Rover-Pi robot with forward driving motors

A home-built Rover-Pi robot

While it may not be in the same league as a Mars Exploration Rover, however, as you will see, there is plenty for you to experiment with.

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