The minicomputer called Raspberry Pi it can be used for many inventive projects, and now a maker and developer named Orhan Günsal has used the hardware to power a nifty hoverboard with wireless support.
Günsal shared a short demo of the project on YouTube, featuring the hoverboard, which is powered by a Raspberry Pi 3B and consists of four wheels powered by four 250-watt motors. The hoverboard also includes a 36 volt battery and 8.8a and WEB Wi-Fi. The developer created a custom Python script to control the wheels through an Apache web server, he noted. Tom’s Hardware.
This can be done wirelessly by logging in on a smartphone, tablet or PC. Movements for the hoverboard are simple, including going forward, backward, and turning in different directions; However, it’s entertaining enough for a little robot.
In addition to this demo, Günsal is also expected to share more updates on the development of this Raspberry Pi hoverboard project on his YouTube channel.
This isn’t the only unique way that Raspberry Pi computers have been used. In June, developer David Silverman used a Raspberry Pi 3B+ computer, a Class-D amp, and some custom Python scripts he developed himself to revive a dead Vox guitar amp.
With his custom code, he was able to add some custom audio settings including delay, reverb, distortion, WAH, bass, mid, and treble, with knobs to manually adjust each new option. He also added LEDs to the cabinet, which light up when the guitar is played.
Silverman noted that the project took him several months to complete, as various adjustments proved challenging. However, he now offers his custom python scripts at Github.
The Raspberry Pi is a small computer that sells for $35 and is a well-known option for allowing people to create DIY projects. The latest version of the tiny computer is the Raspberry Pi 4, which is also set up to work with Günsal’s hoverboard project.