Modern robots are continuously growing and evolving, but they are often expensive and fragile. In fact, most small robots can’t be used outside or on uneven terrain, which limits the places you can go with them.
Tiny 4WD from Coretec Robotics is the robot that you can build yourself and take with you. You can use it outside in your backyard, on trails, and even on gravel paths or driveways. The first iteration of this robot was designed for a MagPi magazine feature entitled “How to Build a Pi Wars Robot” written by Brian Corteil. Brian himself designed the robot and won Pi Wars in 2016 and 2017.
The kit sold on Tindie contains everything you need to build the chassis, including a Raspberry Pi camera faceplate and a Pimoroni Explorer pHat to drive the four motors for each wheel. A mini breadboard comes with the kit so you can add sensors and supply power to the motors.
The kit is collated by Pimoroni and uses stock parts from their maker kit collection. Check out the video below for a look at Tiny 4WD in action.