codeRcar, the newest product from Bot-In-a-Box Educational Robotics!
Powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero W, codeRcar is a DietPi-compatible educational robotics kit that is modular, Wifi-enabled, works with Node-RED, and includes a lid with holes for M3 and M2.5 screws that can be used to mount any manner of sensors, servos, and electronics.
codeRcar now has its own documentation website, so check it out at https://codercar.botinabox.ca for more information, including printing, assembly, and programming instructions.
You will likely need the following parts to get the absolute most out of this kit:
The following tools/things may also come in handy:
And, if you want to take the Raspberry Pi Zero W out of its case and use it as a mini desktop computer (it's not really meant for that, but don't let that stop you), you might need these things:
Finally, if you want to just use the Pi Zero W with an older TV monitor that doesn't support HDMI, you could try some of these (though only the ones that work with your particular setup):
codeRcar is an open-source kit, based on these fine open-source 3D models:
Thank you fellow makers! If anybody that made these things sees this page, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add your GitHub username or a link of your choosing to this list.
List of Files
This kit comes in three versions: the Deci, the Deka, and the Hecto.
In the STL folder, you will find a folder with the latest version of STL files available inside.
Battery Bank Box
Battery Bank Box Lid
Wheel Shaft Tester (print this first to test the tolerances. If it fits onto the motor's axle (don't force it) without falling out easily or being so tight you can't pull it off, you can print the Wheel without concern. However, if it doesn't fit, you will need to edit the Wheel file to adjust it (if you need help with this, e-mail me at email@example.com.))
All of the Deci parts above, plus:
Arduino Nano Mount
Breadboard Mount Bumper (x2)
Ultrasonic Sensor Mount
All of the Deka parts above, plus:
Another Mini Mount
Another Top Mount
LED Matrix Mount
Nokia 5110 LCD Mount
codeRcar is currently in full-time, active developmnet, so expect things to change. Soon to come:
CMOS Camera Mount
Custom DietPi Image (with pre-installed software)
At any rate, I hope you get some enjoyment out of this crazy kit, and that it maybe helps you learn something about building 3D-printed cars. If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you have any suggestions for changes, please make a pull request.
Sincerely, Matthew Piercey
Disclaimer: This Readme includes Affilate Links; see codeRcar's Affiliate Link Disclaimer
Disclaimer 2: codeRcar is an open-source, DIY project. It is not a product, and does not have a warranty. Bot-In-a-Box is not responsible for anything you do with these instructions, and codeRcar is available for use as-is. Create at your own risk.