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Pi-Cars appears in Raspberry Pi For Dummies!

Pi-Cars appears in the new book Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Sean McManus and Mike Cook, in a chapter at the end that outlines some inspiring Raspberry Pi projects. Co-author Sean McManus told us: “The book gets people up and … Continue reading

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Pi-Cars python GPIO handler for Scratch configuration

This details how to install and configure the Python Scratch handler for the Pi-Car and get it working with Scratch. You can download the software for doing this from the Pi-Store or buy one of our SD cards which is … Continue reading

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Pi-Cars Showroom

Welcome to the Pi-Cars showroom. We plan to showcase any radio controlled cars in here that have been converted to Pi-Cars and also some of the things they get up to. If you have created a Pi-Car with our Tool … Continue reading

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Setting up a wireless connection on the Raspberry Pi

To setup the wireless connection on the Raspberry Pi you will need to: Buy a USB wireless adapter such as this one Plug it into the USB slot on your Raspberry Pi Configure it to join a wireless network To … Continue reading

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Python while loops – Driving lesson #5

Pre-driving checks If you are here you should be able use an editor to write Python code to control  your Pi-Car and understand what we mean when we talk about constants, variables and print statements. If not by all means … Continue reading

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Python if else statements – Driving Lesson #4

Pre-driving checks If you are here you should be able use an editor to write Python code to control  your Pi-Car and understand what we mean when we talk about constants, variables and print statements. If not by all means … Continue reading

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Python variables and commenting – Driving Lesson #3

Pre-driving checks If you are here you should be able use an editor to write Python code to control  your Pi-Car. If not by all means have a go at this lesson but if you get stuck try Driving Lesson#1 … Continue reading

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Example Pi-Cars Python Code

This code will be incorporated into the Driving Lessons in due course but in the meantime here is some Python code that will work with your Pi-Car. How to get the code onto your Raspberry Pi and run it To … Continue reading

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Introduction to Python, constants and print statements – Driving Lesson #2

Pre-driving checks If you are here you should have set up your Raspberry Pi,  understand how to connect your Pi-Car to your Raspberry Pi and know how to use IDLE or another editor to write Python code and run it. … Continue reading

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Pi-Cars Factory – Tool Kit

Welcome to the factory: Welcome to where you will learn how to build a Pi-Car, we call it the Pi-Cars Factory. We hope that this page contains all you need to know as well as linking to resources to let … Continue reading

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