I am in the process of converting an old VAX vacuum cleaner into a robot. His name is PI-ro
I have inserted a Pentium 4 motherboard into the robot and run remote desktop to it by wifi from my laptop. The idea is to make PI-ro self contained. I am currently adding to its voice response vocabulary and have just finished cutting the spur tooth gears for the main wheel motors. I am waiting on my EZ Robot order to arrive which will let PI-ro do more than run around in circles.
The name PI-ro originated from my early plans to develop a robot using the Raspberry PI until I discovered the EZ Robot system, however the name stuck.
The following video shows PI-ro's first test drive with computer and associated components removed.
Have a look at the following Youtube video:
Will keep progress updated on this website.