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Build your own Robot Rover for Raspberry Pi – just add Raspberry Pi and batteries.

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The kit includes:

The kit uses the RRB3 library that you can download from here.

You will find all the code for the example projects GitHub here.

The booklet of instructions includes the following activities:

  • Blinking an LED on the RasPiRobot Board
  • Using the RGB Squid LED including Cheerlights on Twitter
  • Using a Squid Button
  • Measuring distance with the ultrasonic rangefinder
  • Detecting movement with the ultrasonic rangefinder
  • Remote control rover
  • Autonomous rover

Getting Started

The kit includes a full instruction booklet to show you how to make your roving robot, but the following video gives you an idea of what’s involved in building the rover.


Because the Raspberry Pi is attached to the robot and not your keyboard and monitor, you will need to setup your Raspberry Pi so that you can connect to it remotely from another computer using SSH. The following guide will show you how to do that.

The kit uses the rrb3 library and if you take a look in the examples folder there, you will find other programs to explore with your rover.



This kit uses the RasPiRobot Board V3 motor controller for the Raspberry Pi which is also available separately.


2 thoughts on “RasPiRobot Rover Kit

  1. Darrell Little

    Greetings – I really enjoy your books (have a couple of them!) and I’ve actually acquired most of the parts in this kit from other sources. Is the booklet with the projects available on it’s own? I would find that very helpful in putting together different projects with the RasPiRobot v3 board. Thanks!

  2. Jorge Zingg

    I bought a RobotRover Kit and have been playing with my son with it, it’s great to teach kids who want to learn programming in a fun way, it’s great!. I have are two questions, though:

    – The battery pack has too little room and gets against the motors, which tilts both wheel axis to the inside. Do you have any hint of how to solve this the best way?

    – Is there a way to download the manual as PDF? My son seems to have lost it and I remember there were many interesing small projects in that booklet.

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