I know we are a little late to the party, but my son and I have finally started with mission 1 and have come to an abrupt stop. I looked through the forums, but can't quite figure out how to fix our problem. We have watched the videos, and then put everything together with the included booklet. Everything has worked and gone together nicely, but when we got to 'How to connect your computer to the GoPiGo robot for the first time. Step F (Page 32)', we found a problem. The 2 LEDs do not blink or do anything and the computer nor my laptop recognize anything being connected. While searching for answers in the forums, I came across one that talked about the SD card. So I put that in my laptop, and there is nothing on it. It seems that this would be a problem, but I don't know if it is related to LED problem or a separate problem. I tried to Install Raspbian for Robots Image on an SD Card, but failed in my attempt. I do not have an SD card reader on my computer, but I do on my laptop. After following the steps from the website on my laptop, I get a 'Write Error' message. It states, 'An error occurred when attempting to write data to handle. Error 1117: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. My son and I were very excited, but can't seem to move forward. Please help. My work takes me out of town frequently, so I may only be able to address your responses every few days, so please don't give up on us. Thanks.