Node JS library interfacing Raspberry Pi with BrainyAnt platform. Use this to build your own robot and code the funcionality you desire.
Hardware: Raspberry Pi 3 Raspicam Actuators and sensors.
Operating System: Raspian Stretch
Connect device to the internet:
Connect your Raspberry Pi to a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse. You will be able to use the graphical interface to connect to WiFi or Ethernet.
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
Use Raspicam for broadcasting video
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
$ sudo raspi-config
Navigate to 'Interface Options'>'Camera' and enable camera. Reboot device.
Setup Your Robot
Open the terminal on the Rapberry Pi and create a new folder:
mkdir myRobotcd myRobot
Browse to brainyant.com, create an account and add a new robot. Connect to your RPi, open a browser and login to your account in brainyant.com. Go to the newly added robot and press the "Download Auth File" button. This will save auth.json that contains your robot credentials. Save it to the forlder you just created: myRobot.
Follow the visual instructions:
Install brainyant-rpi package. This will take some time.
$ npm install brainyant-rpi
Build your code
You are ready to start adding functionality to your robot. You can subscribe to the commands taken from the web app which the users are sending and also add output data that will be visible on the user interface. Create a new js file, import brainyant-rpi and start adding functions like in the example.
var brain = ;brain = ;// Handle user command// This function will get trigered each time// the use in control touches a control key or buttonbrainuserCommand// Register a sensorbrain
Save the file using Ctrl+x
Start your node application. Use sudo if you are accessing the input/output pins. Don't forget to connect your raspicam so the users of your robot will be able to see what they are doing;
sudo node myRobot.js