SVSEmbedded’s latest Raspberry Pi project is a shining example of how a little ingenuity can help make the world around us a safer place. Using a Raspberry Pi Pico. They’ve created a custom robot that can ride along railway tracks. Looking for potential cracks and notifying users of the exact location in need of repairs.
The Pico works as the main driver and is in charge of locomoting the robot. Detecting cracks, determining the location information and even notifying the users. We’ve seen similar projects in the past but this is the first time we’ve seen it done with a Pico. Compared to full-sized Pis, this is a lower-cost system that uses less power, making it a more optimal choice. Seeing as the Pico W was just released, we can’t help but appreciate the potential this project has for future developers looking to integrate the new board into their projects.