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Pi2Go and Pi2Go-Lite

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NOTE: Pi2Go and Pi2Go-Lite are different products with different assembly and usage instructions

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Purchase Pi2Go here

Purchase Pi2Go-Lite here

Downloadable PDF Guides

 

Online Guides

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Specifications

 

Pi2Go

Pi2Go-Lite

Main PCBA dimensions (mm)

110 x 80

100 x 80

PCBA Colour

Red

Yellow

Component technology

Surface Mount

Through Hole

Assembly method

Fully soldered

Requires Soldering

Supports Model A, B and B+

Yes

Yes

Power Supply

6 x AA

6 x AA

5V Regulator

3A Switching

3A Switching

Battery Monitoring

Yes*

-

Light sensors

4 x analog

-

RGB LEDs

4 pairs, hardware PWM

-

White LEDs

-

2 front, 2 rear (paired, s/w PWM)

Ultrasonic sensor

Yes

Yes

Line sensors x 2

Yes

Yes

IR obstacle sensors

3 with anti-glare technology**

2

Wheels

65mm Yellow

65mm Yellow

Servo connections

4 (Hardware PWM)

2 (Software PWM)

I2C Breakout connector

Yes

Yes

LED indicators for IR sensors

Yes

Yes

Geared motors ratio

120:1

120:1 or 48:1

Motor connection

Plug & Socket

Screw terminal

Power connection

Plug & Socket

Screw terminal

Time to Build (approx/varies)

20 minutes

90 minutes***

 

Notes:

*  Battery monitoring circuit continuously checks that the battery levels is sufficient to power the motors and the Raspberry Pi. If it starts getting low, then it disables the motors and IR sensors, and flashes the Red LED. If it gets even lower then a signal is sent to the Raspberry Pi which can be used to shut down the Pi gracefully, and sets the Red LED on solidly. This function can be over-ridden by changing jumper SV1 (on the right side of Pi2Go) from “CTRL” to “ON”.

** “Anti-glare technology” prevents false triggers in bright sunlight. However the sunlight can still swamp the IR system which can prevent any events being received

***  90 minutes is estimated based on 1 hour to solder the PCBs and 30 minutes to assemble. Depending on soldering speed and ability, this can vary widely. “Your mileage may vary”

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