Better Data with the GoPiGo Robot Car’s Distance Sensor

I recently built a GoPiGo robot car from Dexter Industries. The car is a complete robot platform built around the popular Raspberry Pi single board computer. Once you build the car, you can log in to the robot over ssh or even a desktop environment via VNC. Either way, the robot’s behavior is fully programmable using a variety of languages. The most commonly used library is for Python, and that’s what I am using.

GoPiGo with front-facing distance sensor
GoPiGo, with a front-mounted rotating distance sensor.