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Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials

By : Richard Grimmett
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Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials

By: Richard Grimmett

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Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials
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Building the biped platform

There are several approaches to building your biped platform. Perhaps the most simple is to purchase a set of basic parts; this is the example you'll see in this chapter. There are several kit possibilities out there, including one at, a kit like the one offered at, or the one at This is the specific kit we'll use in this chapter.

In the end, your biped will work more like the legs of a Tyrannosaurus Rex of a human, but this will make it easier to program, and it will power down more gracefully. It will also be a bit more stable.

You'll also need 10 standard size servos. There are several possible choices, but Hitec servos are relatively...