• KULADEEP posted an update 2 months ago

    Hi,
    i have started building the robot recently, i wanted to know that if we use rasberry pi then will we need the nervo boards for the inmoov robot!!

    • If you are following a standard build as described in the build yours section of this site, yes you will need the nervo boards.
      Keep in mind the Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 are far too small to run the whole of the Inmoov project
      Several features such as OpenCV are not supported at all by the Raspberry Pi under the Manticore build of MyRobotLab (MRL)
      The development version of MRL, Nixie does have support for OpenCV, but at least with the Raspberry Pi 3, it is still slow just running OpenCV.
      The most recent improvement in MRL (Nixie) has been the communications between multiple computers running MRL. There is hope that using multiple Raspberry pi 3 or 4’s with the newest MRL may be a path forward in the future.

      My build of Fred does not use the Nervo Boards, but this setup is not supported.
      If you feel you will need help while building your robot, then I strongly recommend you get the nervo boards. There is a lot of community support that way.

      If on the other hand, your not afraid of getting your hands dirty and learning a whole lot of new things, then there can be advantages in using I2C based PCA9685 servo drivers in a distributed system, the down side is there is very little support when things aren’t working the way you expect them to.

      Hope that help you out a bit 🙂

    • @Ray Edgley
      Thank you sir for your valuable information. It helped me a lot!!!