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Pixy2 with mBot


#1

Hi,

I’ve recently purchased a Pixy2 to try out. I also have an mBot v1.1 and will look at connecting the two once I am a bit more familiar with the Pixy2. However, I am interested in whether anyone else has successfully connected the two already.

I’ve found an example with the original Pixy:

Would connection between Pixy2 and mBot follow a similar approach?


#2

No replies but I’ve been able to work this out. I’ve used the SPI cable to connect the Pixy2 to an mBot.

Some links I found helpful for this (they are for Pixy1 but connection is the same)

I wanted my kids to be able to use the mBlock interface to code for the Pixy2. I found that an extension has been provided for Pixy1 which, although not compatible, is a useful starter on how to build them. Using the following guide (http://download.makeblock.com/mblock/mblock_extension_guide.pdf), we’ve started to create an extension for Pixy2 functions. We’ve got a couple of functions working as blocks in mBlock (e.g. getBlocks and setLamp) so will publish once a few more are ready.


#3

Hi Grant,
Sorry that no one replied to your original inquiry. Thanks for sharing your findings and congrats getting it working! It looks like really solid and useful work :slight_smile:

Keep us informed on how this project progresses!

Edward