The Raspberry Pi Pico may be small, but it can certainly bring big ideas to life. Today we’re introducing a cool surveillance robot created by maker and developer Mohammad Reza Sharifi. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve covered a lot of his work. Drone controlled by PS4 controller And this robot car Read hand gestures with OpenCV for steering.
This project uses a system called LabVIEW that makes it easy to design custom interfaces and programs using visual assets. The robot comes with a custom-made chassis and her four wheels. The front is equipped with a smartphone that allows you to watch live video feeds. All of this can be manipulated using a custom GUI Sharifi written using LabVIEW.
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The Pico surveillance robot uses Bluetooth to communicate with your laptop. This laptop is running LabVIEW which hosts the GUI. To steer the robot, simply click the navigation buttons on the interface. The video feed updates in real time as you move, so you can see exactly where you’re going.
Sharifi kindly shared the full parts list for the project so anyone who wanted to rebuild could do so. As I said before, I’m using a Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller. In addition to the Pi, it uses an L298 motor driver for wheel control, an HC-05 Bluetooth module for wireless support, and a smartphone mounted on the front for the camera.
The robot’s software was written in MicroPython. It is responsible for processing input from LabVIEW and converting data into commands to move the robot. If you want to take a closer look at the code, Sharifi decided to make it completely open source.In can be confirmed GitHub You can see exactly how it works or you can download it and try it at home.
if you want to see this raspberry pi project I highly recommend checking him out in person. YouTube channel. Be sure to follow Sharifi for more cool projects and future updates on this project.