Advanced Autonomous Kit for Sphero RVR Assembly Guide

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Contributors: Pearce, Ell C
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Introduction

The SparkFun Advanced Autonomous Kit for Sphero RVR provides all the functionality of the basic kit with the addition of time-of-flight distance sensing in the front and rear. Based around Raspberry Pi’s small yet powerful Zero W model, the kit provides distance sensing, global positioning, and vision to the Sphero RVR. In this tutorial we'll cover assembly of the kit's hardware. Most of the steps are fairly straight forward and just require a little bit of patience.

SparkFun Advanced Autonomous Kit for Sphero RVR

SparkFun Advanced Autonomous Kit for Sphero RVR

KIT-15303
$164.95

Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will really only need a phillips-head screwdriver. We have quite a few to choose from - but our Pocket Screwdriver Set is a great option.

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Electric Hobby Screwdriver Set

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Pocket Screwdriver Set

Pocket Screwdriver Set

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$3.95
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Tool Kit - Screwdriver and Bit Set

Tool Kit - Screwdriver and Bit Set

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iFixit Essential Electronics Toolkit

iFixit Essential Electronics Toolkit

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$24.99

Before We Begin

If you haven't already, start charging the RVR battery. It takes a while to charge, so now would be a good time to get it going.