Distance Sesor Question


#1

I am a software developer but new to raspberry pi and robots.
Can the GoPiGo support three distance sensors?
I would like to attach forward and left and right facing for a project I have in mind.
I have been trying to find a tutorial or description to build a robot using raspberrypi and look forward to using the GoPiGo.
seems like a decent learning way to get started.

thanks much


#2

Hey dakota,
The GoPiGo can only support 2 distance sensors right now. But something that would work much better for you is to use the servo (http://www.dexterindustries.com/shop/servo-package/). The servo comes with an attachment to connect a distance sensor or a camera and you can use rotate the servo slowly and use that to find the distance to the obstacles. We even have an example which maps the room with this similar to a LIDAR: http://www.dexterindustries.com/GoPiGo/projects/python-examples-for-the-raspberry-pi/raspberry-pi-ultrasonic-sensor-example-gopigo-robot-example/.

-Karan


#3

Thank you.
I will look into that.