Getting Started with the BrickPi
The BrickPi is a RasbperryPi add-on that lets you control Lego Mindstorm parts. The BrickPi stacks on top of the Raspberry Pi and accepts Lego Mindstorms motors and sensors.
Covered in This Tutorial
In this tutorial, we will cover how to get started with the BrickPi. We will show you how to connect the BrickPi to a Raspberry Pi, attach Legos, connect motors/sensors, and write a simple Python script to control the motors/sensors.
- Raspberry Pi
- SD Card
- Monitor of some sort
- HDMI Cable or Composite cable
- Wall Adapter Power Supply - 9VDC
- DC Barrel Jack Adapter - Female
- 9V Snap Connector
- Keyboard and mouse
- Lego Mindstorms Servo Motor
- Lego Mindstroms Touch Sensor
NOTE: The servo motor and touch sensor can also be found within the Lego Mindstorms NXT set.