A website controlled Lego Robot using the Raspberry Pi
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This presentation explores a year 12 Internet of Things project in which students had to design a maze-solving robot that could save victims from a hypothetical fire. The robot was built using Lego but using a Raspberry Pi micro-controller. The Raspberry Pi hosted a Flask web server that interacted with the robot and saved sensor data to an SQLite database. Students had to design and create all components of the project and create an effective web interface to the robot. Some students even enhanced their projects with a voice synthesizer and a Pi Cam to provide a live video stream.
Brad Nielsen has been teaching IT at Marist College, Ashgrove, Queensland for the last 8 years. Before that he has worked in IT and online learning.