DiddyBorg Metal Edition

Limited Edition, only 40 of these will ever be made.

DISCONTINUED - Why not take a look at our equally fast: DiddyBorg Red Edition

  • 300% More Torque than DiddyBorg
  • 100% Faster measured top speed
  • Rugged metal chassis
  • Larger 12xAA Battery Pack
  • Brass posts and top plate screws
  • Deans plug style battery connector
  • Limited edition Sticker
  • A couple of other limited edition bits

Even more powerful than DiddyBorg, he can climb 45° inclines, tow and tank steer.
With the same motor controller, all software functionality is preserved such as ball following.


Click here for replacement parts and spares kits

Autonomous and remote controlling software.
  • Autonomous ball following
  • Autonomous Recon run
  • 6 axis Playstation 3 remote control (bluetooth module required)
  • Controlling via other computers on a network
It works with the Raspberry Pi model B or model B+, and supports mounting the Raspberry Pi camera on the front.
Raspberry Pi VersionCompatible?
Model AYES
Model A+YES
Model B rev 1 (Early)NO mounting holes
Model B rev 2YES
Model B+YES
Raspberry Pi 2YES

Watch the DiddyBorg Metal Edition video
More Autonomous ball chasing videos

High quality motors with metal gears and a powerful 4.8Watts of output power. Each motor produces ~ 1.4Kg.cm torque!

DiddyBorg Metal Edition serial number

If available, you may reserve the serial number you would like. This will also be attached to the certificate. Please email your requested number once you have ordered. If you don't wish to request a particular number, we will give you a random serial number. We will try to be as fast as possible updating the website with this information.

1Sold FR11Sold 1401221Sold 1418031Sold 16389
2Sold 1263312Sold 1435422Sold 14295 32Sold 15360
3Sold 1376613Sold 1410423Sold 14187 33Sold 16431
4Sold 3188 14Sold 1637224Sold 14118 34Sold 13996
5Sold 1370615Sold 1642425Sold 14041 35
6Sold 1366016Sold PH 26Sold 16429 36Sold 16507
7Sold 1385617Sold 1400527Sold 16487 37Sold 13965
8Sold 1397818Sold MH 28Sold PW 38Sold 16495
9Sold 1397619Sold PH 29Sold 16419 39Sold 14136
10Sold 1397420Sold 1400230Sold 14191 40Sold 13807

Phone and desktop web control and camera interface

For remote control and viewing with DiddyBorg Metal Edition

Metal Edition has a stainless steel chassis and metal posts, it comes in kit form with detailed build instructions available on our website

Kit includes
  • PicoBorg Reverse
  • BattBorg
  • 6 motors with mounts and wheels
  • Battery holder
  • Chassis
  • All nuts, bolts and screws
  • Battery strap and cables
Kit requires but does not include: Raspberry Pi, SD card, 12x AA batteries (rechargeable recommended)
The Kit does not include optional parts: Raspberry Pi camera, Playstation remote, USB Bluetooth or USB Wifi module
Assembly requires soldering iron, solder, flat bladed & phillips screwdrivers and wire cutters (or at a minimum a good pair of scissors) and an adjustable spanner.

A less expensive Perspex version is also available: Classic Perspex DiddyBorg

Shipped by Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed.

DiddyBorg Metal Edition Kit

Unassembled DiddyBorg kit with stainless steel chassis and metal posts


Optional Bluetooth module

USB Bluetooth module for your DiddyBorg.
Adds the ability to connect Bluetooth devices to your Raspberry Pi, such as keyboards, joysticks, and game controllers.
Perfect for use with the joystick examples provided when paired with a Bluetooth game controller.
If you have a PS3 controller see the Raspbians PS3 Bluetooth guide here to use it with this Bluetooth module.
Powered from the Raspberry Pi.


Optional WiFi module

USB WiFi module for your DiddyBorg.
Adds the ability to connect to wireless networks, allowing you to talk to your DiddyBorg remotely.
Perfect for remote access via SSH, or getting your DiddyBorg controlled from the network.
Powered from the Raspberry Pi.


Soldering Iron 40 Watt

Soldering iron suitable for assembling DiddyBorg, as well as other electronics.
BS approved with a UK standard 13A plug. 230V CE marked.
Please read the included safety instructions.
Please note delivery available only to UK for this Iron.


Lead free solder

2 meters of lead free solder, perfect for assembling DiddyBorg.
95.5% tin, 3.5% silver, 0.7% copper. 0.7mm diameter.
Has a lower melting temperature (217 deg C) than most lead free solder (~227 deg C)
Please ensure adequate ventilation and safety whilst soldering.