|Opening up the chassis
|And opening up a Pod.
In terms of usable space the main two areas of interest are the inside of the cockpit and pod. These can both house a full size Raspberry Pi, barely in the case of the cockpit, and with room to spare in the pod. As my plans are to swap out the pods for different challenges this means the controlling Raspberry Pi must be housed in the cockpit (to comply with the rules of PiWars), leaving the Pod to house the motors and any additional hardware required to complete the challenges.
|Tight squeeze on the left, roomy on the right.
|So the length limit is 300mm...
|Big and cutty
Well technically it had little trouble cutting through Thunderbird 2, however it generated so much heat that the plastic melted back together again afterwards! Requiring a bit of wiggling and hacking at until the tail could be broken away, plus a bunch of post processing to tidy up the cut.
|Transitioning from scruffy to nice and smooth.
|Thunderbird 2 - Compact edition