Building your robot
The BrickPi can be connected to LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3/NXT Sensors, motors and LEGO TECHNIC parts. Below we will walk through each one and explain how it can be used with the BrickPi. We’ll show you the basics of how TECHNIC parts are connected, but then it is up to your imagination to build whatever you can think of.
If you want some ideas of what to build, go to our project sections to see how we built the BrickPi Tank or Shooter. We have example code for some of these as well, so perhaps you want to try building one of these robots and testing with the example programs before you start programming on your own.
Plugging in Sensors
The BrickPi has 5 sensor ports. The sensor ports are shown in yellow below, and are labeled SX where “X” is the sensor port number.
BrickPi Advanced Sensors
Plugging in Motors
The BrickPi has 4 motor ports. The motor ports are shown in blue below. Each port for LEGO motors is labeled “MX” where “X” is the port letter.
BrickPi Advanced Motors
Attaching Sensors and Motors
Attaching LEGO Parts
LEGO Technic parts can be attached to the brick by simply sliding connectors into the holes. Pictures are shown below.
Now you are ready to start programming your BrickPi robot! Learn how to program it here.