I've just started to work with Adruino and Raspberry Pi.

One of the problems I've been wondering about is robot's body. What can I use to build my robot?

I'm reading a book, an old one, about microrobotics. On the final example they are building a robot using Meccano Evolution 1 Kit.

My question is: is there enough room inside a car built with meccano to hold an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi?

Sorry, but I'm new on this and I don't know where to ask this question.

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Assuming my estimates are right, a Pi and an Arduino should fit, although you might want to get smaller parts to be sure.

I recommend grabbing a Raspberry Pi model A+ and Arduino Pro Mini. The Arduino Pro Mini has the same computational power as an Arduino Uno, but way smaller. The same is true with the A+ and the B+ (assuming your program uses less than 256MB ram).

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    ...or a Pi Zero rather than the A+.
    – joan
    Jan 24, 2016 at 10:10
  • @joan man, you always comment exactly what I was going to comment! Jan 24, 2016 at 10:14
  • @PatrickCook sorry ;-)
    – joan
    Jan 24, 2016 at 10:20
  • @joan or a Zero, but due to availability, I've put A+ on my answer.
    – Aloha
    Jan 24, 2016 at 11:01
  • I want to build a robot with a camera that will run an OpenCV program to detect faces. A Raspberry Pi model A+ is enough to run this? I don't know if I need an Arduino but my robot will have two motors. Maybe I need a good book about Raspberry Pi and Arduino before looking for a robot body.
    – VansFannel
    Jan 24, 2016 at 15:29

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