Things used in this project

Hardware components:
Echo
Amazon Alexa Amazon Echo
Can use either a dot or a full echo. Don't try with the tap as it needs to be "hands-free".
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Pi 3 02
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Can substitute with the RaPi 1 or 2 - just will need to include the wifi adapter.
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Relay (generic)
These will be used to control the DC motors. Check schematic for detailed usage.
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DC motor (generic)
Optional - Need a small motor to drive the ball release if building the pitching machine from scratch. Check schematic for detailed usage.
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Motor Shaft Collet
Optional - needed if making pitching machine from scratch.
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3" Wheels (Made for toy cars and trucks)
Optional - needed if making pitching machine from scratch.
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9.6V Battery 2000mAh
Used to drive motors
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Software apps and online services:
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Amazon Web Services AWS Lambda
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Amazon Web Services AWS SQS (Simple Queue Service)
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Amazon Web Services AWS IAM
Amazon Web Services - Python SDK
Hand tools and fabrication machines:
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Soldering iron (generic)
Used for connecting wiring of the relays and motors.
Jigsaw
Used for the robot cutout.
Table Saw
Optional - used in making the pitching machine from scratch.
Drill
Optional - used in making the pitching machine from scratch.

Schematics

Wiring diagram for Robot Roxie
Diagram instructing how to connect the wheels to a battery as well as a relay controlled motor that connects to the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins.
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Code

Credits

Ae3c1c83656a52dbb51f05ebd67a95c4
Terren Peterson
8 projects • 30 followers
Life-long learner who started off with an Electrical Engineering degree, but have been in software and systems engineering my whole career.
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