Our Computer Science class recently completed work on a new robotics project. Joe Dunn and Marina Bernadez designed and constructed a Mini-Golf robot named Wilson that worked its way through a small course and shot a ball towards the hole. The robot was built using Lego Mindstorm components and controlled using a Raspberry Pi and BrickPi adapter. The robot was controlled over the wifi from a laptop.
The Raspberry Pi is a small and inexpensive computer that you can use to learn programming through fun and practical projects. We started using them after spring break while learning how to code in the Python language. The BrickPi is a board that connects to the Raspberry Pi that allows it to send commands to Lego motors and allowed us to use custom Python scripts rather than the built-in Lego software.
Mr. DeSorbo, Computer Science Teacher