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The Droiid Raspberry Pi Delivery Bot not only delivers packages but also livestreams it on YouTube

The Raspberry Pi 4 based Droiid can deliver packages and execute commands written in the chat of its YouTube livestream (Image: sbuildsio/smartbuilds)
The Raspberry Pi 4 based Droiid can deliver packages and execute commands written in the chat of its YouTube livestream (Image: sbuildsio/smartbuilds)
The delivery robot with a Raspberry Pi at its heart may not entirely replace delivery drivers in the foreseeable future, but it certainly is an intriguing alternative to the more dangerous package delivery via drones.

We are frequently reporting about exciting builds and projects of the Raspberry Pi community, which has already turned the popular single-board computer into a mobile laboratory and a 3D-printed Borg cube known from the Star Trek universe. In a recently published project report, the Raspberry Pi 4 has now been transformed into a delivery bot for packages, which can also record audio and video and livestream on YouTube.

The robot can even execute commands that the user posts in the chat of the YouTube livestream, which means that the bot called Droiid can be controlled remotely from all over the world. With a loading capacity of 10kg (22lbs), the delivery bot is designed to transport smaller packages from point a to b. The Droiid uses integrated LEDs as turn signals in order to safely indicate its driving direction. The smaller version of the bot also utilizes four electric motors and a 7.4V lithium polymer battery with 2200mAh.

The Raspberry Pi 4 (from US$88 on Amazon) is the heart, or rather brain of the Droiid, but the delivery bot also uses an Arduino Mega and Arduino Uno, which means that the overall build is rather complex. The entire report including all technical details can be found on smartbuilds.io. In the future, the developer wants to increase the Droiid's awareness of its surroundings, so the delivery bot can more safely travel to its destination.

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Enrico Frahn, 2021-09-25 (Update: 2021-09-28)