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Controlling a Sphero using Astro-Pi

Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:22 pm

I wrote some Python to control and steer a Sphero http://www.gosphero.com/sphero/ using the accelerometer on the Astro-Pi.

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Most of the heavy lifting is done by the Astro-Pi and Sphero Python modules, so I think this would be a good robotics project for KS2.

Move details and some movies of it in action are on my blog: http://richardhayler.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... ro-pi.html
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Re: Controlling a Sphero using Astro-Pi

Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:42 pm

That's really cool :)
Former RPF staff. Author of gpiozero and creator of piwheels.

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Re: Controlling a Sphero using Astro-Pi

Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:15 am

Hi,

How did you manage to get your Sphero to connect? I have a RPi 3, with built in Bluetooth, and I cannot get my Sphero connected :cry: . I have tried through the GUI and using bluetoothctl.

My Pi is running Raspbian Jessie and I have updated all packages.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Dave.

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Re: Controlling a Sphero using Astro-Pi

Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:12 pm

I am having the same issue with my Pi III. I've been looking for an answer for a while. I've also tried a few things and can't seem to get it to connect. It says it is connected, but really isn't. It also never asks me for a pair code, but that may be fine.

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