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Code Now Available for LiTeRo!

You now have everything you need to build LiTeRo, the Little Telepresence Robot! The code is now fully commented and ready to teach you everything you need to know about Python and Raspberry Pi powered telepresence robots. You are free to modify and share changes with the community here or on GitHub.

Code and Raspberry Pi setup available on GitHub here:

Full writeup and build videos here:

3D printable files on Thingiverse here:

LiTeRo – The Little Telepresence Robot

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LiTeRo, short for Little Telepresence Robot, is a DIY Raspberry Pi powered robot that can be controlled from any web browser from anywhere in the world. We wrote a single Python program in conjunction with a lightweight AJAX-style communication standard to achieve extremely low latencies with relatively few software dependencies.

LiTeRo is as a do-it-yourself project is designed to be exceptionally modular and customizable.  By default, it was designed to sport a wide angle Raspberry Pi camera, High-power IR navigation LED, 9-DOF IMU, 4Ah LiPo battery (with monitoring), and a roll-in charging dock. Also incorporated later in development was a method for verbal communication. That’s right, LiTeRo can speak nearly 50 languages with the eSpeak Text-To-Speech (TTS) engine! Other TTS software packages for the Raspberry Pi can also be implemented with relatively minor revisions to the Python program. The robot can also sport a number of 9g servos for basic environment manipulation or for self-righting maneuvers.

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