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This is it, our dedicated Terran readership (yes, all 3 of you).

We've reached the very last instalment in our third, and still incredibly unspectacular DIY robotics series - Rosie 2.0.  What has at times felt like a never-ending, rambling blog has turned into an eclectic curation of often unrelated Raspberry Pi and ESP8266 based activities (assembled under the highly misleading guise of "robotics").  And - quite frankly and not so unusually for us - we lost our bearings somewhat.  OK, badly.

Except, actually, we didn't get completely and utterly lost.

During our very last expedition, we took our GPS-enabled Raspberry Pi around the 10 peaks of the Brecon Beacons.  And perhaps, we inadvertently proved that there are some ingredients required for autonomous navigation that can be obtained on the fly (as opposed to from a fly, because that would be kind of weird) - for cheap.  In other words, you don't have to be an eccentric billionaire with a penchant to name your…