Getting Started with the BrickPi
Bare BrickPi board
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.
BrickPi on top of a Raspberry Pi
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.