Timm Murray will show you how to get started writing Perl apps for Raspberry Pi. He’s built a rover using Raspberry Pi and Perl, which controls an Arduino for motor controls.
[From my blog.]
Interesting, I wish I was in your city to see this. I have my own dormant project to build a quadrotor using Raspberry PI and Perl.
I used the tiny PCA9685 chip coupled with Pi for controlling the brushless motors instead of using the Arduino to save space(and weight). I use the I2C bus pins to talk to the peripherals like Servo controller, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, altimeter etc.
Following are the modules I wrote(now on CPAN) for this project:
We'll post the slides to madmongers.org after the talk. Not as good as being there, but better than nothing.
My little part in the greater Perl world.