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Module 5: Smoke Test

Putting the robo-car through it's paces by using a program on a laptop that allows you to control the Pi (the brains of the robo-car).

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Bots & Bytes Fall 2019

Teaching the Raspberry Pi in Six Modules

A Volunteer Project for the MakerPlace @ the Midland Public Library

Module 5: “Smoke Test”

  1. Review from Modules 1-4
  2. Control the Robo-Car From a Laptop
  3. Test the Robo-Car
  4. Learn Robo-Car Control

Historical Note

It’s called a smoke test because in the early days of electronics, the first test of devices often failed spectacularly with lots smoke and fried components. Modern electronics is much safer.

Objectives for Module 5

  • Verify the robo-car build
  • Learn how to run a program to control the robo-car, from a laptop.