Whilst I’m comfortable with the unix/linux side of things and dont see a problem picking up python (eventually) I do need to get to grips with is the hardware side.
I’m quite new to the maker side of things and was hoping to start a little “project” of my own to get the kids involved in computers. My son has an old radio controlled car that had a bit of an accident and is begging to be used again.
My thoughts were to use a Pi Zero, WIFI adaptor (or the Pi Zero W!), some sort of motor/servo control, camera, range sensor and power it off a number of batteries (not entirely sure of the voltage requirements). For control I expect to be able to use a web front end of some sort and send the relevant commands over the wifi network (still working on that).
The camera requirement seems ok, as does the range sensor (the HC-SR04 seems to fit the bill) but I dont know the best way to control the motor and servo or if there is space to plug it all together or if I may be barking up the wrong tree using the PI Zero (W)
Can you give me some clues with regards the servo/motor control and if there is enough space to fit the modules together.