- Great introduction to electronics and programming – ideal for beginners and huge fun.
- Full and comprehensive instructions with pictures, videos and text available online at the Pi-Cars Factory – check them out.
- Learn about electronics as you build your Pi-Car from the Tool Kit.
- Once built, follow the Driving Lessons on pi-cars.com to learn the Python programming language and Scratch as you interact with your Pi-Car.
- Absolute beginners can do this to learn electronics and software programming and have fun at the same time.
- Includes radio controlled car which can continue to be used as a normal rc car even when converted.
- If you choose the ‘pre-soldered’ option we will complete the soldering for you meaning you will not need to do any. However, you will still need to construct the components as shown in the Pi-Cars Factory. By choosing this product you have given us permission to modify the radio controller unit and solder the jumper leads onto it.
- If you choose the ‘fully constructed’ option we will complete the soldering and the construction of the rest of the Tool Kit for you – we will add all the components to the breadboard and check that the Pi-Car works when connected. By choosing the product with this option you have given us permission to modify the radio controller unit by soldering the jumper leads onto it and added the electronic components to the breadboard.
- You will also need a Raspberry Pi and some batteries for the radio controlled car – these are not included.
- If two cars with the same frequency are in the same vicinity the controllers will interact with one another – the cars only come in two different frequencies.
Any questions just email us at email@example.com
Here is part of the Tool Kit being made:
Much more info and what you can do in the ‘Under the Bonnet’ section at pi-cars.com.
More detailed information.
With this Tool Kit you will be able to construct you very own Pi-Car. It is the exactly the same Tool Kit as shown in the Pi-Cars factory on pi-cars.com.
Learn about electornics as you build a Pi-Car with detailed photo and video instructions from the Pi-Cars factory on pi-cars.com. Once built you can then easily drive it with Scratch and / or Python to begin learning about programming.
It is a fun and interesting way to learn about programming and electronics and once you have mastered the basics you can use the Driving Lessons on Pi-Cars to progress to more advanced topics.
Even when you are through with the Driving Lessons (and you hopefully pass!) Your Pi-Car will still useful as you will be able to do increasingly advanced things with it.
Your Pi-Cars Tool Kit will consist of:
- New Bright radio controlled car
- Jumper leads to connect to the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi
- Jumper leads to connect to radio controller
- Jumper leads for interconnections on breadboard
- Solder (including enough to practice with)
- Veri board (for practising that soldering before being let loose on the Pi-Car)
- Resistors and electronic switches required for breadbord
Basically all the items you need to build your Pi-Car! However, in order to keep our costs (and therefore the price to you) low we have not included the following items which will also be needed to create a Pi-Car:
- Phillips screwdriver – you’ve probably got one of these lying around.
- Soldering Iron – you may not have one of these here is a link to one that would do the trick - you do have to do a small amount of soldering with this Tool Kit. You can see exactly how much in the detailed instructions and video tutorials in the Pi-Cars Factory on pi-cars.com.
- Raspberry Pi low cost computer – if you have not got one of these visit Raspberry Pi to learn all about them,
- Batteries for your Pi-Car
Here is one of the many detailed videos showing part of the Tool Kit being made: