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Occam’s robot

So there I was lamenting the fact that I never quite got my little yellow robot properly sorted, owing in large part to the amount of time that my role as school was taking up. But then it occurred to me that I was still worrying about the wrong things – why try and force myself to keep it working with an IR receiver, on an old PiZero, when a new PiZeroW running Martin O’Hanlon’s excellent BlueDot library would achieve more than enough for what I wanted to achieve?

So that’s what I intend to do. Unsolder and then re-solder the board onto a new PiZeroW (which I can then also more easily connect to, for debugging) and use the BlueDot to control the robot.

Watch this space… Hopefully.