…a Raspberry Pi on tracks!
Project site: http://www.ubotia.com/
The Robot is powered by a Raspberry Pi and is build for modding. Out of the box PiPanther is equipped with WIFI, HD camera and is controlled by a smartphone app. But an API means anyone can create their own turret additions!
The PiPanther Robot is a smart, fast and compact vehicle. As it explores rooms, you can set up battlefields anywhere and fight your mates using the Ubotia Software. Yet the PiPanther is much more than just a future tank! You can customize it by changing guns to any other plugins: e.g. with a LED Torch Plugin you can explore hidden terrain under your bed or behind your wardrobe!
Prepare your PiPanther – a Raspberry Pi powered Robot
Setup WiFi connection, enter name of your robot, upload your avatar, choose plugins you need.
Arrange your own Ubotia World
Arrange your own home or office space – you can use every single everyday item to create labyrinths and paths, hideouts and sniper’s nests. A chair, a book, your wife’s shoes? And – last but not least – the more rooms within your WiFi, the more exciting the battlefield.
Set up your mobile device
Download & install the Ubotia App for your Android or iOS device.
Go for “active robots”, find your own vehicle and log in.
Ready… Steady… Go!
Yes, for sure your home or office space is looking kind of strange from PiPanther’s point of view, like you’ve never seen it before. That’s why is not easy to find a safe way through your own Ubotia World, full of enemies. You’d better watch out! Or shoot them all ;-)
Customize your PiPanther Robot
You can also have even more fun extending your PiPanther Robot. You can create your own hardware plugins using an open API to develop new modules and tools. Join Ubotia this way!
Looking for something else?
Create your own Raspberry Pi powered Robot
You want to experience a Robot in your home, but you don’t like tanks and fights? PiPanther’s mainboard together with Raspberry Pi and UbotiaApp is the perfect set you can use to control your own mobile robot with a live streaming camera on board, matching your needs.
You will get compact sized and powerful 5V DC adapter, a Li-Po charger, double DC motor driver and double servo controller on one PCB.
Together with the PiPanther’s mainboard you are free to use the Ubotia App for your own robot.
Risks and challenges
The PiPanther ver. 1.1 is a prototype generation. The v1.1 vehicles were used as a proof of concept of the Ubotia Project. We have had so much fun playing them, however we decided that few things need to be fixed in the ver. 1.2. We’re going to work on:
- Simplify the casing construction – to make assemble/disassemble easier,
- Change the Plugin Sockets – use just one instead of two pin headers per socket and add mounting screws for larger (heavier) custom plugins,
- Add a color backlight to the chassis – it will be possible to choose a common color for a team to easily tell enemies from teammates,
- We’re open for any other suggestions/improvements.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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