Slouching Towards Skynet: Building a Robotic Car With Python and Raspberry Pi


Robots are taking over the world. This talk provides an introduction to robotics with Raspberry Pi and Python, as the speaker explains a journey to build a robot that chases a ball around. Topics include electricity, hardware, ultrasonic sensors, image processing, and relevant Python libraries.

Talk Description


What is Robotics (5 minutes)

The requirements for robot locomotion (1 minute)

Form Factor (3 minutes)

Power (6 minutes)

Set of Instructions and How All These Things Connect (5 minutes)

Making the robot locomote (5 minutes)

Additional Hardware: Ultrasonic Sensors (5 minutes)

Additional Hardware: A Camera (10 minutes)

Wrap-up (2-3 minutes) and Questions

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