Brickpi+ firmware


#1

Hi BrickPiers!

I am currently using a BrickPi and considering buying a BrickPi+ to benefit the new firmware.
However I wasn’t able to find the Hardware Design of this updated board on the github repository.
Also I would like to know which firmware the BrickPi+ is using.
Is it using the firmware 2.0 from this repository?
In this case does it mean this firmware is the latest for both the BrickPi and BrickPi+?
Did I miss a separate repository for the BrickPi+?

Thank you for your help


#2

Hello Motateko,

The latest hardware schematic is in the github repo here: https://github.com/DexterInd/BrickPi/tree/master/Hardware%20Design

And the latest firmware is BrickPi 2.0, also located here: https://github.com/DexterInd/BrickPi/tree/master/Firmware_BrickPi/Firmware_2.0

John


#3

Hello John,

Thank you for helping me and updating the hardware schematic in the repo.
So if I understand well, the BrickPi+ will be shipped with this BrickPi 2.0 firmware.
Will it also work with my current BrickPi board if I flash it?
Thanks


#4

Yes, it should work witht he BrickPi Advanced if you flash the new firmware.

Best,

John


#5

Hi John,

Thanks for your response, I just bought the BrickPi+ :wink:
One more question, do you think it would be possible to implement the motor brake accurately by changing the firmware
or it would be necessary to modify the hardware?


#6

Hi Motateko, I think we have a software solution for this problem, but we haven’t had a chance to work on this yet.