GoPiGo3 robot vehicle with a Rasp Pi core


The GoPiGo3 helps students and hobbyists familiarize themselves with robotics. The Bloxter development environment makes it easy to convert your ideas into code without extensive programming knowledge. Because of the robust design, the model is well equipped for demanding everyday use in schools.

The GoPiGo is primarily intended for students as a learning platform; therefore, the manufacturer offers detailed documentation on the web. The GoPiGo Tutorials & Documentation page [10] has various how-tos, from setting up the robot to programming in Python or Node.js. Additionally, a number of complete projects are described that guide your build, step by step. The texts are in English and always well illustrated, so getting around should not be too difficult.

All told, the GoPiGo3 is an impressive set of hardware for would-be robot enthusiasts.

The Author

Born in the era of magnetic core ring accumulators and rotary dial phones, Martin Mohr developed a love for everything that flashes at an early age. After studying computer science, the qualified electrician developed Java applications. His old passion for electronics was revived by the Raspberry Pi.

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