This Raspberry Pi-powered robot car will improve your weekends

Enjoy endless robotic fun and learn to code with the PiCar-V.

Inside every geeky adult, there’s a kid who wants to build robots. While many fun kits are made for young learners, the SunFounder Raspberry Pi Robot Kit is perfect for big kids. You can create the four-wheeler of your dreams and learn to code via the supplied microcomputer. Right now, you can get the kit for $149.99 at the Popular Science Shop.

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Whether you’re new to robotics or just want a weekend project, the open source PiCar-V will keep you busy. The kit is based around the wildly popular Raspberry Pi 3. This microcomputer is the perfect platform for learning to code, and you can extend the board with endless peripherals.

The kit supplies everything you need for building your car, including servos, motors, batteries, wheels, and a Wi-Fi adapter. Once you have assembled the hardware, you program the vehicle with Python. The car can be controlled remotely from your phone, tablet, or computer. You also get a USB webcam which can beam back live footage from the car.

You can grab the kit now for $149.99 with the Raspberry Pi 3, or get the kit with no board for $109.99.