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Price $115.00
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Description
Picar-V is an open-source robot learning kit based on Raspberry Pi. Equipped with a wide-angle USB webcam, it is powerful together with three whole new circuit boards and less but simpler wiring.
Some constructure plates in a well-designed structure, solid, durable, and shatterproof. Complete code suitable for almost all platforms to control the car. Python code is provided for the car, and you can also program and debug it with Dragit, a Snap-based graphical interface, by just simply dragging and dropping the code blocks for complex functions
There are many ways to control the robot remotely: with the app on PC (works on any OS), you can control the car and the cam's direction on the UI and view the image it takes in real-time; or, with the related code, realize the same functions on a web browser, means it can work with any mobile phones, tablets, etc.
 
Features
  • STEM LEARNING KIT - Perfect choice for beginners to learn Raspberry Pi (Compatible with RPi 4B/3B/3B+/2B/B+, Pi is NOT included), robotics, electronics, and program. Picar-V is a funny way for children and parents to work together to build and use.
  • UPGRADE VERSION - Improved technology based on user feedback. Support solid plate and the white Servo Motor can well be protected by Torsion protection, Power failure protection after overload.
  • IMAGE TRANSMISSION - Wide-angle USB webcam to real-time image/video transmission.
  • REMOTE CONTROL - Remote control with the UI on PC or on a web browser (mobiles, tablets…)
  • EASILY CODING - You can learn how to code faster and easier than ever with a visual programming language software or Python code.
 
Package List
  • Plate set x 1
  • Robot Hats x 1
  • PCA9685 PWM Driver x 1
  • TRA9118A Motor Driver x 1
  • 18650 Battery Holder x 1
  • SunFounder SF006C Servo x 3
  • 120° Wide-angle USB Camera x 1
  • Rear Wheel x 2
  • Front Wheel x 2
  •  Ribbon (30cm) x 1
  • Cross Screwdriver x 1
  • Several wires, Needed screws, nuts, Wrenches, and standoffs

Self-provided Parts
2 x Flat Top 18650 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (3.7V) without protection circuit board

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    Amazing Build!
    Truth be told, this build took me about four to five hours to put together. I would say that 80% of the work was the actual physical building and putting the pieces together. While the other 20% was propagating and setting up the client and application as well as dependencies.

    This project is definitely possible for an intermediate or even a beginner if carefully following the instructions. I was able to get the web client up and see the video from the camera while adjusting the pan and tilt
    Read more and driving the car wirelessly using a couple of 18650 batteries.

    Basically all you need is the Raspberry Pi two, three, or four boards and pretty much an SD card pre-loaded with Noobs or flashed with a fresh raspbian image and at least two 18650 batteries with a charger and extras on hand if you want to really be prepared!

    It comes with all the tools and instruction guide and there's some great tutorials and wikis online for this product. There's also some other examples like: I saw a project for object detection, and getting the car to follow a red ball among other GitHub repositories for the Smart car.

    I highly recommend it to everybody and anybody that is either a hobbyist or even just starting to adopt and a beginner with Linux or raspbian.

    You just have to be very careful at following instructions and have a decent pattern recognition for matching up the parts with the manual. I figured it out all on my own without having to do any crazy troubleshooting and the only couple of times that I had some missteps was because I had skipped ahead before missed a small detail along the way. I loved this smart car so much, that I am seriously considering a lot of future business with sunfounder because of this Pleasant and delightful experience!
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    Very satisfied with this kit.
    I just finished the start of this Kit, which I interfaced with a RPI3b. Everything advertised works properly and the documentation is accurate and error-free leaving little room for interpretation. The written documentation provided with the kit is also available on the Sun Founder website. Their site completes the writing and gives the references for all the modules used. The operation with an Android console is quite fluid. All software is open and visible on GitHub including the Android interRead moreface built with MIT Application Inventor. Provides a very comprehensive source of examples for those interested in robotics and to a lesser extent Iot.

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    This Kit is very useful to learn Python coding, object tracking, camera control, VNC, and so on.
    "I bought Sunfounder Smart Video Car Kit V2.0 to learn the object (ball) tracking. It had a red color ball tracking python program in the package. It worked but not well tracked the ball. So I researched the OpenCV tracking programs and HSV color, then modified the code. And also modified the camera pan & tilt control code to bring the ball at center of display ASAP.
    During the assembly I broke one copper standoff by tight screwing (I didn’t think it was tight), and broke the plastic a
    Read moret front tire due to tight screw (ditto). There were some spare copper standoff so it was no problem. And I glued the plastic parts.
    Overall this Kit was very useful to learn Python coding, object tracking (part of OpenCV), camera control, VNC (Raspberry Pi display/monitor on PC without HDMI), and so on."
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    I highly recommend this kit.
    "Man, what a blast! Within a few hours I had it up and running, following objects autonomously! This thing has personality.
    Don't use brute force on any parts!!! If one of the brackets for a servo is to tight, file it down.
    Consult their youtube page / website, I believe there are updated instructions for the software install portion.
    I really didn't think the fun I had from Sunfounders quadruped kit could be topped; but this one did!"
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    Quality robot car kit!
    This robot car kit came well organized and packaged in a nice plastic case with two latched lock closures. It was great to put together with my 11 year old son who had no difficulty in following the graphical directions. The pieces were easy to identify through either the pictures in the instructions or for the small nuts and screws, they were clearly labeled in bags for each section in the directions. When we were done, we had successfully identified and used the correct pieces as all were accoRead moreunted for. The components were well made, solidly built, giving the robot car some serious heft—it feels substantial when complete. It took my son about 1.5 hours to construct the robot. So far, we are impressed. The next step is to program the robot which we will do in our next weekend project.
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