David Pride has taken a Tobbie robot toy and hacked it using some 3D-printed extra parts and a Raspberry Pi Zero. He’s used a ZeroBorg from PiBorg as the motor controller and then 3D-printed a replacement head to house the Raspberry Pi Zero, the ZeroBorg, a Pi camera and a Pimoroni Blinkt for eyes. Predictably now called “Zobbie”, the robot now walks about (as you can see in the video below), is Pi-controlled and is just one of the cutest makes I’ve seen.
If you want to do it yourself, search for Tobbie on eBay or Amazon and then follow Dave’s walkthrough here. His code (this will be up later on tonight!) and the files for the 3D-printable head are available online.