The release of the Raspberry Pi camera module has once again expanded the possibilities for your Raspberry Pi projects.
The RaspberrryTortoise project has been waiting for the improved frame rate the Pi Cam offers.
The first project for the new camera had to be to modify the lens. This provides the opportunity to alter the performance of the camera.
We’re working on the minor modifications to our development units in order to future proof against the Raspberry Pi Rev 2.
Also we’ve discovered there’s another version of the 2010 Big Trak, we’re calling it Big Trak 2010 Rev2.!
The major changes appear to a fully populated control board with only one IC not two.
There’s also a 3 pole switch with according to the manual has separate ‘carpet’ and ‘wooden floor’ modes.
Preliminary analysis implies ‘Carpet mode’ doesn’t appear to do much but the drive does sound intriguingly different.
If you have Big Trak Rev2 fear not, the information currently in the wiki still applies and you can build your own RaspberryTortoise.
We will be updating the wiki with new Big Trak info once we’ve done a full autopsy of the Rev 2.
If you have any questions or find that your Big Trak is yet another standard, we’d love to hear from you below.
After a little housekeeping the RaspberryTorte.com has been reorganised.
The wiki has moved to http://wiki.raspberrytorte.com and this address will be used for more general information regarding the activities of the RaspberryTorte Team.
You are encouraged to use the comments to ask any questions about the projects we are working on.