Pi Wars Practice Robot Progress

Pi Wars Practice Robot Progress

As I've said previously, I'm making a practice robot for PiWars
http://lorraine.mcunderwood.org/piwars-practice-bot/

A robot with a camera to mimic the real robot using computer vision in the challenges.

The real robot will have an OLED screen and neopixels which I couldn't add to this robot with the explorer-phat. The explorer-phat pins cover the whole pi. Thanks to advice from Michael Horne I bought and added the Pico Hat Hacker https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/pico-hat-hacker which allows you access to all 40 pins with a phat on.

Check out my awesome soldering!
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With the explorer-phat on I was then able to add the neopixel strip that uses 3 pins and an OLED screen that uses 4 pins.

And here it is: Lights, Camera, Action!

I LOVE the OLED! It's going to be really useful for debugging

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