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Adeept PiCar-A WiFi 3WD Smart Robot Car Kit for Raspberry Pi, Real-time Video Transmission, STEM Educational Robot

STEM Educational Robot - An entry-level WiFi wireless remote control smart robot based on Raspberry Pi(Compatible with RPi 3B/3B+/2B/2B+).
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The PiCar-A is a smart robot car kit based on Raspberry Pi. Embedded & GUI programming and robotics, it is designed for beginners and professionals to learn electronics. We have written a detailed and illustrated manual with which you can quickly complete the assembly of the robot. 

You can remotely control the robot through the buttons on the keyboard or the virtual buttons on the GUI. It has the function of real-time video transmission, it can transfer the real-time images taken by the Raspberry Pi camera to a remote computer.

PiCar-A also has an ultrasonic-based automatic obstacle avoidance function. When it detects an obstacle ahead, it will avoid the obstacle to find the next path.


Features:
  • STEM Educational Robot - An entry-level WiFi wireless remote control smart robot based on Raspberry Pi(Compatible with RPi 3B/3B+/2B/2B+).
  • Easy to Assemble and Program - A 67-page PDF manual with illustrations is considerately prepared for you, which teaches you to assemble your Raspberry Pi robot step by step; Easy-to-understand Python code is used, with beautiful and practical GUI program(compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems).
  • Rich and Fun Features - Support real-time video transmission and ultrasonic-based automatic obstacle avoidance.
  • Strong Technical Support - Official forum, Blog, YouTube video and instant feedback with E-mails.
  • Raspberry Pi is NOT included. It is powered by 2x18650 batteries(NOT included). You need to prepare your own batteries.

YouTube Video:
https://youtu.be/r-ctTWJEbyQ

Download Tutorials:

https://www.adrive.com/public/V6VuBk/Adeept-PiCar-A-V1.1.zip

Package List:
1 Set Acrylic Plates
1x Adeept Motor HAT
1x Raspberry Pi Camera(with Cable)
1x Ultrasonic Module
2x Servo
2x Gear Motor
1x Universal Wheel
2x Rubber Wheel Kit
2x Motor Holder Set
1x Battery Holder
1x Cross Socket Wrench
1x Cross Screwdriver
1x Large Cross-head Screwdriver
1x Winding Pipe
1x 4-Pin Wires
6x M2 Nut
7x M3 Nut
6x M2*10 Screw
8x M2.5*8 Screw
18x M3*8 Screw
5x M3*12 Screw
2x M3*10 Countersunk Head Screw
4x M1.4*6 Self-tapping Screw
4x M2.5*6+6 Copper Standoff
4x M2.5*14 Copper Standoff
4x M3*12 Copper Standoff
2x M3*18 Copper Standoff
3x M3*24 Copper Standoff
Customer Reviews
Recent Reviews
  • ByTom
  • Nov 13, 2018
I Really enjoyed assembling the PICar-A.  The instructions are very clear.  I especially liked the subassembly blow up photos and completed view photos.  The structural basis of the car is 4.5mm sheet plastic, which is very sturdy.  Hole placement and size are good.  As are mechanical fit up cut outs.  The instructions show a step by step general set up of a Raspberry Pi and the additional settings and code to control the car.  There is also a step by step set up for the client software.  Operation of the car takes a little practice and some tweaking of the settings.  The controls are obvious.  I have played a lot with the scan function.  Watching the sensor head rotate.  Then seeing the ultrasonic scan display on the client.  The exposed frame of the car and the open software code make this kit excellent for learning robotics.  IN this regard, the car is open ended.  I am thinking of trying a different camera, with IR LEDs or just adding IR LEDs.  I think many people will find this kit of value.

Now, problems.  The indexing of the servos on page 7, caused me some grief.  I exerted too much pressure on the servo arm and stripped one out.  These are readily available.  So, I bought a bag of replacements. I stripped the first one out of the bag.  The second worked fine.  Not sure how the procedure could be improved.  

The second problem is a bad and good story.  I installed all the software and code per the instruction.  When I first booted up the car, all I could get was about 6 to 10 cm of forward movement and then the server program would crash.  So, I copied the terminal messages into an email and sent to Adeept support.  About two hours later on a Saturday (USA), I received a revised script.  Once installed, the car worked on all functions.  Given the Raspbian, Python, and MS Windows are moving targets I can understand.  To me a good company is one that produces well in a static world, a great company is one that can respond to dynamic changes.  I like this Adeept product and would recommend it to others that want an entry level look at robotic.  I also, have purchased some of their starter kits and like these as well.

  • ByAlf
  • Nov 06, 2018
great product

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