The batteries were Duracell - they’really pretty much top of the range here in the UK.
Thanks for the advice about checking voltages etc. I’ll try that first thing tomorrow.
I previously saw the note about looking at the LEDs flashing. They seemed to be okay this afternoon.
I’m in a really difficult spot right now. I’m organising a technical challenge at an international internal work conference. The conference will be the week after Easter. The challenge will involve embedding advanced AI and image processing in a mobile robot. I’ve been designing the challenge for over a month. In the process I progressed from EV3 language to RobotC and now to BrickPi 'cos EV3 brick just doesn’t have the processing power I need.
I’ve already ordered another 4 brickpi3 for the challenge teams. We were even going to make a donation of the BrickPi3 to a local school after the Challenge.
But now I’m really worried that I may have wasted a lot of time and money, because my confidence in BrickPi3 is just shattered…
I don’t have time left to spend trying to get the brickPi3 to work… I need to get working on integrating and cross-compiling the AI and image processing libraries onto the BrickPi3. I already have a PhD student working on running a deep neural net on a Raspberry Pi 3 and was hoping to port it to the BrickPi4. OMG this is turning into a nightmare !
When I ordered the current BrickPi3 from Dexter, it took 2 weeks to arrive. If this current BrickPi3 doesn’t work I’m stuffed… I will have 5 challenge teams and only 4 BrickPi3 (and at this point I don’t know how many of them will work). If I can get any of them to work, I’ll still be short at least one BrickPi3 ('cos I’ve pretty much given up on the present one). The UK distributor from whom I’ve bought the 4 BrickPi3 weren’t able to offer any significant help today (apparently, they just sell the BrickPi3 but receive NO training from Dexter - not exactly what I wanted to hear). The Canadian distributor was the same…
If I can get the 4 additional BrickPi3 I’ve ordered to work, is there anyway you can get me a replacement for the current (less than functional) BrickPi3 within a week… I’ve got to get all 5 kits and Mindstorms EV3 kits assembled & shipped to the conference venue in Turkey within the fortnight…