I must say, I’m a bit disappointed in the GoBox so far. It was advertised as a GoPiGo + 12 monthly missions, each with a new sensor.
However, “Mission 1” was simply “assemble the GoPiGo”, no sensor, and not even a basic movement or programming tutorial, just “build it”.
“Mission 2” arrived, again, no sensor, just a couple of stickers and a 3D printed Dexter logo. The mission at least was about basic movement, but frankly, that is something that should have been included out of the box, not really a mission (in other words, we’re still not beyond what you get if you simply had purchased a GoPiGo by itself).
“Mission 3” was delayed and ended up shipping bundled with “Mission 4”. Those have finally arrived, and now we’re actually starting to get somewhere, as we have a light sensor (Mission 3) and a sound sensor (Mission 4). The missions involving these items are well written and the extras included are nice to help trigger imaginations. However, both of these sensors connect to the A1 port of the GoPiGo, and thus cannot be used together.
Factor in that I backed at the “GoBox Advanced” level and thus received the servo + camera package, only to find out that the ribbon cable shipped with the camera won’t reach the port on the Raspberry Pi in the standard configuration, and it’s been a fairly frustrating start. I still hold out hope that the remaining 8 missions will all include a new sensor, and that we’ll also be able to use these sensors together to enable relatively complex behaviors, but thus far I am underwhelmed.