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Best raspberry pi projects

Make Raspberry Pi Car for your upcoming mini engineering projects or science fair projects which can live stream video, all detailed steps to make this project are included in this article, as a bonus for readers video link is provided at the end, to check working of this wireless car make sure to check out video!

Best raspberry pi projects
Best raspberry pi projects

What is raspberry pi car?

Beginner who are new into this raspberry game might be wondering what is this and how it might work, well Raspberry is nothing but mini computer used for computing, Here we are using combination of modules to live stream a video using Pi Camera, where as built-in wireless communication helps in wireless control of car.

Supplies for making Raspberry Pi Car project

raspberry pi project materials
raspberry pi project materials
  • Raspberry pi 3 i use B model
  • Adeept motor hat
  • Micro SD card for software installation
  • Raspberry pi camera
  • Acrylic car frame
  • BO Motors also called dual shaft dc gear motor
  • Battery holder
  • Front wheel bearing
  • Zip ties and couple of screws

Building frame for Pi Car

  • Start by soldering wires to BO motor terminals
  • Tie motors to acrylic sheet frame using zip ties
  • Front wheels are firmed to frame using screws
  • Finally add wheels to shaft of Dual shaft dc gear motor
  • Once wheels are connected our frame can stand on its own!
pi camera car project
pi camera car project

Mounting electronic components

  • Upload software to sd card
  • For instructions on how to upload the software Click here
  • Once upload gets complete, insert card to raspberry pi
  • Pi is ready to rock! now install this hardware to frame of car
  • Using space provided in raspberry pi 3 for screw attachment fix it to acrylic frame
  • Insert pi camera to pi via motor hat, refer images for any clarifications
  • Keep pi camera in place via copper mountings
  • Connect Adeept motor hat on top of raspberry pi
  • Make sure all pins are in correct alignment with board
  • Connect battery holder terminals and dc motor terminals to motor hat
  • Add battery to holder , i use rechargeable lithium ion batteries for powering this project
  • Switch on the device
  • Connect network to your computer
  • Add ip address at this point you can live stream video
Pi camera car making
Pi camera car making

Video Tutorial Link to Make raspberry pi car

Click here to check working of this raspberry pi car which can stream live video in your computer

Features of Raspberry pi Camera Car

  • Easy to make this innovative project
  • Provides live video stream option
  • Can be easily control using computer
  • All parts are easily available
  • Long backup time as we are using lithium ion batteries
  • Can reach difficult areas
  • Might get first place if presented in science fair or mini projects for engineering !

Hope you will make raspberry pi car for your upcoming projects, if you have a any query regarding this project there is comments box to help either of us, If you have any suggestions for improving this project let me know, You are missing lots of useful information related to building awesome projects if you didn’t check out Arduino projects and science projects section on this site, Thanks


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