ZeroBot 3D printable rover robot

The ZeroBot is a small 3d printable rover robot based on a Raspberry Pi that it’s easy to build and looks  nice compared to the more common barebone “arduino car” kits.

The parts include Raspberry Pi Zero W for the brains, a driver and two motors for movement, a lipo battery for power, and a pi camera to see. The chassis is made completely of parts that are easily 3D-printable. The Zero W creates a WiFi access point that users can connect to on a computer or smart phone, and subsequently provides FPV control.

The 3d printed files are already on Thingiverse and the code on Github

The “mini” version of ZeroBot use an ESP32  instead of the Raspberry Pi Zero W, the camera can provide only 160×120 pixel resolution so the video isn’t amazing, but the fact that it can be streamed from the ESP32 at a decent enough framerate to drive the bot using a simple web interface is impressive.

As usual we suggest to check our Shop List where you can find components for building and customize your robot!

If you like wheeled robots that can carry you home check Segway Loomo or for more DIY robots check Zowi or OTTO Zero

 

Marco

•About Me:Hi, my name is Marco Gallo, I'm a tech enthusiasts and Software Developer . Robots have been my passion since I was a child!•PersonalRobots Mission : We will guide you in choosing the perfect domestic robot for you, we do robot reviews and we score each robot in our robotic toplist! Also We contribute to build opensource robots :)

4 Responses

  1. Hello Marco
    My son would like to learn to build a basic robot for his science fair project. We have a 3D printer and all the basic tools. About how long does this complete print / build take? Do you have any advice for the build?
    Thanks

    1. Hi Luis, it depends in the type of robot. OttoDIY robots and wheel robot are the easiest to make. assembly and printing an otto robot may require a couple of days

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