Marty Camera Kit
The Marty Camera Kit consists of a Raspberry Pi camera module and its 3D-printed mount.
Including €0.01 for ecotax
A Raspberry Pi camera kit for your Marty educational robot
The Marty humanoid robot, designed for secondary schools, can be used with children from the age of 11 to teach them robotics and electronics. It benefits from multiple programming languages, ranging from ScratchX to C++. More experienced robotics enthusiasts can also connect Marty to a Raspberry Pi to access an advanced programming mode, which makes the Marty Camera Kit 100% compatible with your Raspberry Pi.
It connects to the microcontroller’s CSI port to ensure optimum video data transfer. The kit also comes with all the nuts and bolts needed to mount the camera, you just have to make sure there’s nothing obstructing Marty’s mouth to ensure the best possible view.
A 3D-printed accessory for your Marty robot
The camera module itself is a perfectly conventional electronic component, but its mount is 3D-printed. This means that the colour of your mount may be different to that shown on the photos. It also means that the mount may prove a little more fragile than an accessory made of moulded plastic, so take good care of it!
Technical specifications of the Raspberry Pi camera kit for the Marty robot
- 1 Raspberry Pi v2.1 camera module
- 1 3D-printed mount
- Nuts and bolts
- Raspberry Pi board
Resources for the Marty Camera Kit + mount
You can examine every detail of your 3D mount with these STL files !
Make sure that Marty has connected to your WiFi. If a “Marty Setup” network is visible, you’ll need to go back and try putting your WiFi details in again.
Some home “WiFi Range Extenders” are really just another WiFi network with a similar name to your main router; You’ll need to have both Marty and the device you’re controlling from on the exact same network.
Your network might use a different set of IP addresses than most, by default. Use our Discovery Tool to try and find your Marty.
When you’re calibrating your Marty, try to make sure it’s standing as shown in the photos (straight up, arms to the side, eyebrows flat) before clicking the “Save Calibration” button.
You have to save the calibration before you try walking. If it still doesn’t walk right, double check it’s put together correctly. In the calibration tool, make sure that the buttons move the appropriate joint - if they don’t, you might have plugged your motors in the wrong places.
Easily done and easily fixed - have a look at the electronics section of the build guide and make sure things are plugged in the correctly numbered port.
Check that the all the leg parts are oriented correctly, look at this diagram in the build guide and make sure your Marty’s legs look exactly like that
Try recalibrating with the feet slightly further towards the middle
Sounds like he’s running out of battery. Charge him up!
Double check they’re plugged in the right way round - check the electronics section of the build guide.
Try going to our support site for more general help, and get in touch if you need to!