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May 2024

2 Article(s)


Arduino Alvik

Is this the best MicroPython robot of 2024?
Arduino launched a new robot aimed at beginners but certainly not limited to that audience. It’s their first robot that’s designed for MicroPytjon first. There is even a new Arduino Lab for MicroPython IDE so you can get writing code faster.

26 May 2024 | Kevin McAleer Arduino Alvik MicroPython Robotics

Raspberry Pi Time machine

How to setup a Raspberry Pi as a Time Machine backup server for your Mac.
This is a simple project to setup a Raspberry Pi as a Time Machine backup server for your Mac. This will allow you to backup your Mac automatically to the Raspberry Pi over your local network.

06 May 2024 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Time Machine Backup Mac

April 2024

5 Article(s)


Now Ad-Free

KevsRobots.com is now Advertisement free. You're welcome.
I decided to remove all the Adverts from Kevsrobots.com to make it more usable and less cluttered. I hope you enjoy the new, cleaner look.

29 April 2024 | Kevin McAleer

Guiding Light

Mapping with LiDAR using a Raspberry Pi Zero 2W, RPLidar, and Rviz

Hey Robot Makers!

25 April 2024 | Kevin McAleer raspberry pi file syncing syncthing

Sync Files on your Pis, with Syncthing

Learn how to share files between your Raspberry Pis using Syncthing, a secure and private file synchronization tool.

19 April 2024 | Kevin McAleer raspberry pi file syncing syncthing

NextCloud

Share files online from your Pi with NextCloud
You can host your own NextCloud server on your Raspberry Pi, and share files online with your friends and family.

14 April 2024 | Kevin McAleer raspberry pi

Buddy Jr.

Build a tiny robot arm and learn how to control it with a Raspberry Pi and Python.
This project is perfect for beginners who want to get started with robotics and programming. You'll learn how to build a small robot arm using 4 servos and control it with a Raspberry Pi using Python.

06 April 2024 | Kevin McAleer robot arms inverse kinematics raspberry pi python

March 2024

5 Article(s)


Robot Arms

Extend your reach with these robotic arm projects.
Extend your reach with these robotic arm projects. From simple pick and place robots to complex inverse kinematics, we have a range of projects to suit all skill levels.

16 March 2024 | Kevin McAleer robot arms inverse kinematics raspberry pi python

TherePi - Music Making with a Raspberry Pi

DIY Raspberry Pi Theremin Midi Project: Making Music with Python and Raspberry Pi
In this project, we will build a theremin using a Raspberry Pi and rangefinders

07 March 2024 | Kevin McAleer midi music raspberry pi python

Motion Controlled Arm

Build a motion controlled robotic arm using a Raspberry Pi and a camera.
In this project, we will build a motion controlled robotic arm using a Raspberry Pi and a camera

04 March 2024 | Kevin McAleer arm robotic arm raspberry pi pico camera

Electric Trombone

Build an electric trombone using a Raspberry Pi Pico as a MIDI controller.
In this project, we will build an electric trombone using a Raspberry Pi Pico as a MIDI controller.

04 March 2024 | Kevin McAleer midi music raspberry pi pico

PicoTico

PicoTico is a Raspberry Pi Pico powered robot that plays TicTacToe.
A few weeks ago, I decided to create my own robot that could play tic tac toe using Raspberry Pi Pico

03 March 2024 | Kevin McAleer robot raspberry pi TicTacToe

February 2024

4 Article(s)


ClusteredPi

Learn how to build a cluster of Raspberry Pi's to learn more about distributed computing and to experiment with Docker Swarm.
In December 2021 I decided to build a cluster of Raspberry Pi's to learn more about distributed computing and to experiment with Docker Swarm.

25 February 2024 | Kevin McAleer cluster raspberry pi docker

SunFounder GalaxyRVR Review

The SunFounder GalaxyRVR, a versatile and customizable robot that can be programmed to perform a wide range of tasks, from simple movements to complex behaviors.
A versatile and customizable robot that can be programmed to perform a wide range of tasks

24 February 2024 | Kevin McAleer robot arduino

Cracking Enigma with Raspberry Pi

Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi cluster to decrypt the Enigma code.
The Enigma code, used by Germany during World War II for secure communications, was among the most complex ciphers. Discover how we can crack it using Raspberry Pi.

23 February 2024 | Kevin McAleer enigma raspberry pi python hacks cluster

Docker Swarm

Learn how to build a Docker Swarm cluster on Raspberry Pi 5, and deploy and manage scalable microservices applications.
Learn how to build a Docker Swarm cluster on Raspberry Pi 5, and deploy and manage scalable microservices applications.

03 February 2024 | Kevin McAleer Cluster Docker

January 2024

12 Article(s)


Ollama - local ChatGPT on Pi 5

Creating a Private and Local GPT Server with Raspberry Pi and Olama
Learn how to build your private GPT server on a Raspberry Pi 5 & 4

29 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer Ollama llm CharGPT AI Python

Ultimate Guide to Setting Up RetroPie on a Raspberry Pi 4

A comprehensive guide to setting up RetroPie on a Raspberry Pi 4
A comprehensive guide to setting up RetroPie on a Raspberry Pi 4

28 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer RetroPie Raspberry Pi Python Emulation Gaming

Build a Web Server Using a Raspberry Pi Pico W and Phew!

Explore Phew! today and revolutionize your web server building experience with a little help from Raspberry Pi Pico W.
Learn how to build a web server and templating engine using a Raspberry Pi Pico W.

25 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer MicroPython Web server Phew! Pimoroni

Python and Arduino

Control Arduino with Python using Firmata & PyFirmata
In the world of robotics and DIY electronics, Arduino and Python are two powerful tools that can be combined to create amazing projects.

24 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer Python Arduino PyFirmata

Build your own AI Assistant in Python

3 parts are now available!
To create our AI assistant, we require a Raspberry Pi computer. I am personally using a Raspberry Pi 4, but it can also work on a Raspberry Pi Zero.

23 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Python Robot Website

Face Detection

Learn how to set up face detection on your companion robot using Raspberry Pi and OpenCV.
Today's session aims to help you set up your raspberry PI robot to perform face detection, change lights based on the faces it sees, and give a brief demo of how it works.

21 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer Pimoroni Raspberry Pi Trilobot OpenCV Face Detection Python

Build your own home server with Raspberry Pi 5

Learn how to set up a home server with Raspberry Pi 5 and Docker.
In this guide, we'll focus on turning your Raspberry Pi 5 into a versatile home server & home lab using Docker, a powerful tool for running applications in lightweight containers.

21 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer Docker Raspberry Pi Home Server Home Lab Clustered Pi Docker Compose Portainer Mealie NodeRed

Random Robot Facts

Learn fun facts every time you visit KevsRobots.com
Every visit generates a new random fact about robots.

15 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer facts Raspberry Pi python

How to install an NVMe drive on a Raspberry Pi 5

Learn how to install an NVMe drive on a Raspberry Pi 5 and setup a NAS server.
In this article we'll take a quick look at what NVMe is all about, and how to install an NVMe drive on a Raspberry Pi 5.

13 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer NAS Raspberry Pi Samba NVMe

What is MicroPython?

Learn how to make a robot using Micropython, the Python programming language for microcontrollers.
MicroPython is a lean and efficient implementation of the Python 3 programming language that includes a small subset of the Python standard library and is optimised to run on microcontrollers and in constrained environments.

10 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer Micropython Microcontrollers Python Raspberry Pi

How to install MicroPython

Learn how to Install micropython on your microcontroller
Learn how to install MicroPython on your microcontroller

10 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer Micropython Microcontrollers Raspberry Pi ESP32 ESP8266

Viam SLAM

Using VIAM to Map a room
Using VIAM to Map a room

02 January 2024 | Kevin McAleer SLAM Computer Vision LIDAR Python Raspberry Pi Viam Navigation Cartographer

December 2023

5 Article(s)


Stream ESP32CAM video

Capture ESP32CAM Video Stream in Python on a Raspberry Pi 5
How to capture a video stream from an ESP32CAM in Python on a Raspberry Pi 5

29 December 2023 | Kevin McAleer OpenCV Computer Vision esp32cam Python Raspberry Pi

Year in Review 2023

A look back at 2023

It’s been a busy year. I’ve been working on a lot of projects, and I’ve been to my first in person Makers events at the Makers Central in Birmingham UK, as well as the Maker Faire Rome in Italy.

22 December 2023 |

Elf detector

A Raspberry Pi powered robot that can find elves!

Viam has a really easy to use machine learning training system that can be used to train a model to recognise objects. I thought it would be fun to train a model to recognise Elves, and then use it on a robot that could find them.

09 December 2023 | Kevin McAleer robots ai machine learning opencv viam

3D Papercraft

How to create papercraft models from low-poly 3D models
Papercraft is a fantastic entry point! This guide will walk you through the exciting journey of transforming digital 3D models into physical papercraft structures, perfect for incorporating into robotics projects

07 December 2023 | Kevin McAleer papercraft 3d

Yukon & Omnibot 3000

A Pimoroni Yukon powered Omnibot 2000

Meet the Omnibot 3000, a Pimoroni Yukon powered Omnibot 2000. This is a work-in-progress project, so somethings may change!

03 December 2023 | Kevin McAleer pico robots micropython retro pimoroni yukon

November 2023

3 Article(s)


Omnibot 3000

A Pimoroni Yukon powered Omnibot 2000

This is a work-in-progress project, so somethings may change!

27 November 2023 | Kevin McAleer pico robots micropython retro

Pico W Toothbrush

Raspberry Pi Pico powered Toothbrush
A 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Pico powered toothbrush you can build and program yourself

26 November 2023 | Kevin McAleer pico robots micropython toothbrush

Whats new in Python 3.13a

A summary of the new features in Python 3.13a
Python 3.13 removes outdated modules, enhances features, and optimizes efficiency

21 November 2023 |

October 2023

7 Article(s)


Maker Faire Rome 2023

My first Maker Faire as an Exhibitor
Learn about the projects on show at Maker Faire Rome 2023

16 October 2023 | Kevin McAleer maker robots micropython

WeatherBot

A cute robot that can show you the temperature
Learn how to build a cute robot that can show you the temperature with a servo

12 October 2023 | Kevin McAleer weather esp8266 micropython

Cutebot & Cutebot Pro

Two ready to roll robots from Elecfreaks
Cutebot and Cutebot Pro are two (too cute?) Microbit robots from Elecfreaks

07 October 2023 | Kevin McAleer cutebot elecfreaks microbit micropython

Mastering Posture Detection with CVZone

A comprehensive course on posture detection and assessment using CVZone and mediapipe
A comprehensive course on posture detection and assessment using CVZone and mediapipe

07 October 2023 | Kevin McAleer computer vision posture detection cvzone mediapipe

PicoSMARS 2

A Raspberry Pi Pico W Powered SMARS Robot
A Raspberry Pi Pico W Powered SMARS Robot

05 October 2023 | Kevin McAleer robotics SMARS pico micropython

Lego & Robots

Use Lego in your robotics projects.
Learn how to use Lego in your robotics projects

02 October 2023 | Kevin McAleer robotics lego

CyberDog

A RGB LED Cyberdog coat powered by Raspberry Pi Pico
A quirky project, by a quirky maker, for his tiny dog

02 October 2023 | Kevin McAleer Cyberdog Pico MicroPython

September 2023

4 Article(s)


Raspberry Pi 5

Learn about the new Raspberry Pi 5
Learn all about the new features and changes

27 September 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi

Tags

Added Tag page to KevsRobots
Learn about the new tags feature on KevsRobots.com

17 September 2023 | Kevin McAleer Website Jeykll Markdown

SMARS

The Screwless, Modular, Assemble-able, Robotic System

SMARS is the Screwless, Modular, Assemble-able, Robotic System.

10 September 2023 | Kevin McAleer SMARS BOM Arduino C++

Facebot

A Cute 8x8 LED Robot

Facebot is a cute desktop robot that features a small 8x8 LED Display matrix. It is powered by a Raspberry Pi Pico W, which means we can control this robot using Wifi and/or Bluetooth.

03 September 2023 | Kevin McAleer MicroPython Facebot Display 8x8 LED Matrix

August 2023

5 Article(s)


Bluetooth Remote Control Custom PCB

Designing a custom Remote Control PCB
This article dives deep into an exciting project: a custom-made game controller using the Raspberry Pi Pico W.

20 August 2023 | Kevin McAleer MicroPython PCB Bluetooth Remote Control

Over the Air updates with MicroPython

Automatically update code on your embedded devices
Over-The-Air refers to the method of transmitting data, typically a software update, across a network without any wired connection

18 August 2023 | Kevin McAleer MicroPython Over the Air OTA Auto-update

RetroPie Samba Setup

Setting up Samba for RetroPie
Learn how to setup Samba file sharing on a Raspberry Pi based RetroPie gaming system

12 August 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi RetroPie Retro Gaming Gaming

RetroPie Gaming on the CM4 Inside an Atari 2600 Replica

Experience RetroPie with the Power of the Compute Module 4 IO Devboard
An enticing union of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO board housed in a 3D printed replica of the legendary Atari 2600.

11 August 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi RetroPie Retro Gaming Gaming

Chicken Nugget of Doom

Can a Chicken Nugget run Doom?
Ever wondered if a McDonald's Chicken Nugget could venture into the world of gaming?

05 August 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi McDonalds Doom Pimoroni Chicken Nugget Hack

July 2023

4 Article(s)


Googley Googley Eyes

Googley Eyes, but they Google what they see
Remember XEyes on the X Desktop, well its like that, but IRL

26 July 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Python opencv Pimoroni XEyes

SQLite3

Creating databases in Python is easy, learn how

Learn how to build SQLite3 Databases in Python.

15 July 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Python Database SQLite3

Bluetooth remote controlled robot

Make your own bluetooth remote controlled robot using a Raspberry Pi Pico W and MicroPython
Learn how to build your own Bluetooth remote controlled robot using a Raspberry Pi Pico and MicroPython

03 July 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico W MicroPython Bluetooth Remote Control

Retro Arcade

Retro handheld game fun with Micro:bit
A review of the Elecfreaks Retro:Game Arcade Kit

02 July 2023 | Kevin McAleer Microbit MicroPython Retro

June 2023

4 Article(s)


Chip

Cute Humanoid Interactive Pal

Chip the Cute Humanoid Interactive Pal

26 June 2023 | Kevin McAleer robot humanoid micropython companion bot 3dprinting

Picotamachibi

Picotamachibi
I’ve always love the 90s Tamagotchi toys and wanted to build and program my own, using MicroPython and a Raspberry Pi Pico.

12 June 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico MicroPython 3D Printing Picotamachibi

MeArm

The robot arm kit from MeArm
The best robotic Arm kit available!

05 June 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Zero W Robotic Arm MeArm Kit Pimoroni Inventor Hat Mini

Potato Powered Pico

Power from Potatoes: An Introduction to Potato Batteries

The humble potato, a staple of many diets around the world, has a surprising additional use: as a battery. Today, we’ll explore the science behind potato batteries, perform some calculations, and walk you through how to wire them together.

01 June 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico Potato battery DIY battery

May 2023

2 Article(s)


Pinout.XYZ

Every single Raspberry Pi HAT, pHAT, wHAT, Bonnet and Shim
The really cool thing about the pinout.xyz website is that it has the largest collection of links to Raspberry Pi Hats, pHats, wHats, Bonnets and shims that you'll find anywhere else on the internet.

28 May 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi HATs pHATS wHAT Shim Bonnet

Makers Central

Makers Central `23

Makers Central is a UK based event, hosted at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC); this year it took place over the 13 & 14 of May 2023.

22 May 2023 | Kevin McAleer makers central event meet up

April 2023

3 Article(s)


Pico Birthday Card

Raspberry Pi Powered Birthday Card
How to Make an Ultimate DIY Birthday Card with Raspberry Pi Pico

23 April 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico Birthday Card MicroPython 3D Printing

Iskarni Hack

Ikea Head Lamp Hack with MicroPython
Lets hack the Ikea Iskarna Head lamp to make it programmable with MicroPython using the Pimoroni Plasma 2040 W, a sound sensor, an Adafruit NeoPixel ring and some 3d printed parts.

09 April 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pimoroni Plasma Stick 2040 W IKEA LED Strip 3D Printing

Pybricks

MicroPython on Lego Mindstorms hubs
Pybricks is an open-source firmware designed for LEGO Mindstorms and other compatible LEGO hardware like EV3, Powered Up, and SPIKE Prime. The primary goal of Pybricks is to provide a more powerful programming environment using the popular Python programming language. With Pybricks, users can unlock the full potential of their LEGO creations, enjoying greater flexibility and customization options.

02 April 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pybricks Lego Mindstorms

March 2023

9 Article(s)


Pi-PipBoy

Introducing the Ultimate Wearable: The Pip-Boy Raspberry Pi Wrist Computer
We delve into the amazing world of the Pi-PipBoy Raspberry Pi Wrist Computer, an innovative project that combines the power and versatility of a Raspberry Pi with the convenience and functionality of a wearable device.

26 March 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi PipBoy Wearable 3D Printing

The Three Laws of Robotics

Are Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics a good set of rules?
Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics have been widely cited as a foundational framework for designing and programming robots and artificial intelligence systems. These laws are often used as a starting point for discussions on ethics, safety, and responsibility in the field of robotics and AI. However, it is important to examine the limitations and implications of these laws in greater detail.

23 March 2023 | Kevin McAleer Machine Learning Asimov Robots Three Laws of Robotics Artificial Inteligence

Robotics Roadmap

Your Ultimate Robotics Roadmap: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners
Welcome to our comprehensive guide for beginners interested in the exciting world of robotics! This downloadable PDF has been meticulously crafted to provide you with an extensive overview of various aspects of robotics, from basic electronics and programming fundamentals to mechanics, design, and advanced topics.

21 March 2023 | Kevin McAleer robotics roadmap beginners

What is MicroPython (old version)?

MicroPython: A Lighter, Faster Python for Microcontrollers
In this blog post, we will explore what MicroPython is, how it differs from Python, and some of its unique features.

20 March 2023 | Kevin McAleer Micropython What is MicroPython

Where is my robot butler?

In the age of AI, where are the robot butlers?
From Rosie the robot maid in "The Jetsons" to R2-D2 and C-3PO in "Star Wars," we have been fascinated by the prospect of humanoid robots serving us.

20 March 2023 | Kevin McAleer Robots Future Batteries futureism Robot Butler Personal Robot

Power up your robot projects

Join us as we dive into batteries, solar power, level shifters, and more!
Selecting the right energy source is crucial, and we've got you covered. Join us as we dive into batteries, solar power, level shifters, and more! Boost your robot's performance and efficiency with our comprehensive guide on power sources and techniques.

19 March 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico Power Solar Level shifter Batteries Buck convertors

Pico-Deck

Build a Pico shortcut Keypad
Create a Raspberry Pi Pico Based shortcut macro Keypad

14 March 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico MicroPython Macro Pideck Keypad Shortcut Streamdeck 3D Printing

Self Watering Plants

Build a self watering plant system
Create a self watering plant system using the Pimoroni Enviro Grow

11 March 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico MicroPython Pimoroni Enviro Enviro Grow Plants 3D Printing

PicoCrab 2

Upgrades and redesign
PicoCrab gets some upgrades and low-poly redesign; now uses the Elecfreaks Wukong 2040

05 March 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico MicroPython Wukong 2004 PicoCrab 3D Printing

February 2023

5 Article(s)


Ghostbox

Learn how to make a GhostBox
Ghostbox is a fun project that displays random words on a screen.

27 February 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico Pico Display Pack 2.0 MicroPython Halloween Ghost Spiritbox 3D Printing

Duckface

Learn to Tweet and post to Instagram in Python
Duckface lets you apply filters and overlays to images, then post to Twitter and Instagram.

22 February 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Bubo-2T Python Twitter Instagram Pillow Pilgram Tweepy

Pi Stand v6

With Camera & HyperPixel support
The Pi Stand gets an upgrade; a GoPro compatible Camera module and Hyperpixel 4.0 display

22 February 2023 | Kevin McAleer raspberry pi Pi Stand Stand Camera Stand Hyperpixel display 3D Printing

Servo Easing & Pancake-Bot

Learn Servo easing in MicroPython with Pancake-Bot
Learn how to use Easing algorithms for servos using MicroPython, with Pancake-Bot

18 February 2023 | Kevin McAleer robot servo easing 3D Printing

Bubo-2T

Steampunk companion bot
Bubo is a Steampunk style companion robot that can toot pictures based on a user hand gesture

04 February 2023 | Kevin McAleer robot steampunk companion bot 3D Printing

January 2023

6 Article(s)


SMARS Mini

Big Personality, Tiny Robot
Learn how to print your own SMARS Mini, download the parts, and get the electronics today

22 January 2023 | Kevin McAleer SMARS Mini Tiny Robot 3D Printing

Cyberglasses

RGB LED & servo powered Cyberglasses
Learn how to 3D Print, and build your own Raspberry Pi Pico W powered Cyberglasses

16 January 2023 | Kevin McAleer Wearable Tips 3D Printing Cyberglasses

Camera Module 3 Stand

For RPI Camera v3
Print out a fun and practical stand for your Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3

11 January 2023 | Kevin McAleer Robot Tips 3D Printing

10 Tips for getting started

For getting started with robotics
Here are my Top 10 tips for getting started with robotics

10 January 2023 | Kevin McAleer Robot Tips

New ROS Course

Learn ROS with me
Learn how to use ROS and build Robots with Python

08 January 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi 4 ROS Robot

Meet Cubie-1

A ROS Robot
Build a robot to learn ROS with

01 January 2023 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi 4 ROS Robot 3D Printing

December 2022

5 Article(s)


Ghostbusters Wi-Fi Scanner

Who you gonna call?
3d Print a Ghostbusters PKE style Wi-Fi Scanner

21 December 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico Ghostbusters Wi-Fi Scanner Movie Prop 3D Printing

Atari 2600 Compute Module Case

Cute Retro case
3d Print a case for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 Development Board

20 December 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Compute Module Retro Atari 2600 3D Printing

Everything I made in 2022

Here's a review of all the 2022 projects
How many robots, projects, code, 3d designs did I make in 2022?

13 December 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico MicroPython 2022 Website

Galactic Hero Game

Build your own Guitar Hero Clone
Learn how to build your own Guitar Hero Clone with the Pimoroni Galactic Unicorn and MicroPython

13 December 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico MicroPython Pimoroni Galactic Unicorn Game

Learn now live!

New MicroPython course
Learn at MicroPython, from scratch, and your own pace

04 December 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico Learn MicroPython Course Tutorial

November 2022

2 Article(s)


Worlds most advanced Bauble

Fun with Cheerlights
Build an internet controllable Christmas Bauble

06 November 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico 3D Printing seasonal Cheerlights

Radar robot

Scan surroundings using Ultrasound
Build a robot that can scan its surroundings with sound

06 November 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico 3D Printing Explora Radar Ultrasonic Servo

October 2022

3 Article(s)


3 parts are now available!

3 parts are now available!
Learn how to build your own AI Assistant using Python

12 October 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Python Robot Website

Spooky Scary Skeleton

A fun Halloween Robot
Build your own cute Spooky Scary Skeleton Robot for Halloween - Using a Raspberry Pi Pico/Pico W, HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Range finder, and an SG90 Servo

09 October 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico W Pico Pico W Robot MicroPython Halloween 3D Printing

Pomodoro Robot!

Build your own Pomodoro Desk bot
Build your own cute Pomodoro Desk Robot - HeyBot! Using a Raspberry Pi Pico W and Pimoroni Display Pack 2.0

02 October 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico W Pico Pico W Robot MicroPython Pomodoro 3D Printing

September 2022

4 Article(s)


Simple Robot Arm

Build your own Robot Arm
3D print a simple robot arm you can control over Wi-Fi using Phew! and the Pimoroni Inventor 2040 W

25 September 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico W Inventor 2040 W Pico Pico W Robot MicroPython Logo Arm 3D Printing

BurgerBot V2 - Quick on the Draw

BurgerBot gets an upgrade
Add a Sharpie to Burgerbot and learn how to draw with a robot!

22 September 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico W Pico Pico W Robot MicroPython Logo 3D Printing

Common Part Dimensions

Sizes of common electronics
A list of common dimensions of parts I use often, but forget

12 September 2022 | Kevin McAleer Fusion 360 3dprinting Robots

How to setup a Phew! Access Point

MicroPython Captive Portal
Setup your own Wi-Fi Captive Portal for Robotics project

04 September 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Wi-Fi Captive Portal Pimoroni Phew! MicroPython

August 2022

5 Article(s)


SMARS Inventor

Pimoroni Inventor 2040 W
Build your own SMARS Robot using the Pimoroni Inventor 2040 W

29 August 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi SMARS Inventor 2040 W SMARS Inventor MicroPython

Next Cube - a Homage to the original WWW server

a Homage to the original WWW server
Print your own Next Cube for the Raspberry Pi Pico W

28 August 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico W Fusion 360 3D Printing

BurgerBot - a simple 3D Printable Robot

A simple 3D Printable Robot
Build your own 2 motor, Pico W-based, 3d printable robot

24 August 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pico W Pico Pico W Robot MicroPython

PIKON Camera - Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Project

Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Project
Build your own portable Raspberry Pi Camera featuring the High Quality

23 August 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Pikon Camera High Quality Camera Python

Pimoroni Enviro Indoor Stevenson Screen case

3D Print your own Stevenson Screen for the Pimoroni Enviro Indoor sensor
3D Print your own Stevenson Screen for the Pimoroni Enviro Indoor sensor

10 August 2022 | Kevin McAleer Pimoroni Enviro 3D Printing

July 2022

1 Article(s)


Hack a Big Mouth Billy Bass

Hack with a Fish with a Pico
Learn how to hack a Big Mouth Billy Bass with a Raspberry Pi Pico W

09 July 2022 | Kevin McAleer Billy Bass robot

May 2022

3 Article(s)


Pi Stands

Cute stands for Raspberry Pis
3D Print a range of cute stands for Raspberry Pi Zeros, Pi 2,3b,4b and Picos - specifically designed for Hats & pHats

22 May 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi 2 Raspberry Pi 3 Raspberry Pi 4 3D Printing

Explora 3D files

Print your own
3D Print your own Explora Robot

15 May 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Zero 3D Printing Explora

Zero Stand

Cute stand for Raspberry Pi Zeros
3D Print a cute stand for Raspberry Pi Zeros - specifically designed for pHats

15 May 2022 | Kevin McAleer Raspberry Pi Zero 3D Printing

April 2022

3 Article(s)


Rover the Mecanum Robot

Build your own Mecanum Robot
Build your own Mecanum Robot using this guide

30 April 2022 | Kevin McAleer Rover Motor 2040 Mecanum

Bugs the Robo-Bunny

An Easter Robot
Robo-Bunny build blog

10 April 2022 | Kevin McAleer picocat robobunny bugs

PicoCat Lives

V2 of PicoCat Robot
Some code and pictures

01 April 2022 | Kevin McAleer picocat

March 2022

1 Article(s)


PicoCat v2

New Upgrades and Improvements
All about PicoCat and the new upgrades and improvements

25 March 2022 | Kevin McAleer picocat

January 2022

1 Article(s)


Welcome to Kev's Robots

The sister site to Kev's YouTube Channel
Welcome to Kev's Robots, the sister site to Kev's YouTube Channel

28 January 2022 | Kevin McAleer welcome Website