Manual Update and Video Tutorials
To our Awesome Pi-Bot Supporters,
We have learned so much in these last couple months. Thank you for remaining supportive and understanding throughout.
Many of you have received your Pi-Bots. International Pi-Bots and classroom packs are on their way! Expected delivery times are country dependent but should definitely occur within the month. We didn't anticipate the amount of time shipping and handling would take (a full time job!).
A couple days ago, we uploaded our Pi-Bot Manual and some sample codes. For those of you who are seasoned roboticists, you immediately noticed some discrepancies and may have been able to work past them. A very, very special thank you to Alan, Asterix, Jesse, and Jon for bringing these issues to us. We know how frustrating it can be to identify things like this and we can't tell you how much your support has meant to us and helped us and all of our backers! We want to fix these discrepancies (pin connections for wiring and programming) immediately but it does require some new pictures to be taken which will take some time.
We are working on pushing out our video tutorials which will allow you to walk through the Pi-Bot experience. We have already published an introduction to terminology video, gearbox assembly, and intro to electronics with breadboarding. Pi-Bot assembly (including tire assembly) and wiring will be up shortly.
Here is the link to our video tutorials page.
For those of you have started building from the manual - please do not continue using your manual and please only use the video tutorials for now! We don't want you to be confused further and really appreciate your understanding through this. We will publish the updated manual soon and will send out an update when we do.
For those of you who are ready to wire and are able to do so without further instructions - below is an updated wiring diagram with corrected pin connections.
Thank you for all your continued patience and support!
Lavanya and Melissa