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Description: The BrickPi by Dexter Industries is an add-on for the popular Raspberry Pi development board that lets you control Lego Mindstorm motors and sensors. Simply stack this board on top of your Raspberry Pi to control up to four NXT or EV3 motors and five NXT sensors. With Dexter Industries custom Raspbian build and a small amount of assembly of the case you will be able to easily get your Lego Mindstorm robot running in no time.
Each BrickPi is controlled by two ATMega328s and has a 9V power adapter attached that can effectively power the motors, sensors, as well as the Raspberry Pi itself, therefore freeing the Raspberry Pi from your wall socket or computer. Lego beams can be attached to the top and bottom pieces of acrylic in order to secure the BrickPi and Raspberry Pi to your Lego creation. There are a total of nine NXT connectors attached to the BrickPi four motor ports that also read encoder values, as well as five sensor ports that can read many of the Mindstorms sensors. Finally, every BrickPi can be programmed in C, Python, or even Scratch, giving you plenty of different options get you robot moving!
Note: The BrickPi will need a custom version of Raspbian “wheezy” which can be found in the Hookup Guide below along with helpful tips and assembly instructions.
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