I got a raspberry pi for my birthday, but what to do with it?
Use it as the brains of a wifi controlled / autonomous robot dalek of course!
I bought this radio controlled dalek for my wife years ago, but the internal aerial had snapped and it wasn’t very good anyway (it’s twin brother is very slow and has since been vandalised by nephews).
Firstly I took it back out of the box and took a photo of it holding the pi, for size comparison.
The next step was to strip apart the shell and put in the new components
I had previously dismantled the dalek, I’m not sure where i put the innards, but i dont need them anymore anyway.
I used a glue gun and a Stanley knife and attached the new wheels to the base.
I found a convenient point to put the raspberry pi in the middle of the Dalek, the Wifi dongle sticks out the back.
after reassembly everything fits inside.
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remote control from android devices
turret LEDs connected