BrickPi Scratch and Python


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#2

Thanks. I have a simple Q. probably already asked but here goes.

BrickPi/RaspPi B2/Rasbian/Lego Mindstorms.
I set it ll up and all the LEDs worked. Tried testing the motor on a with the touch sensor in S1. Here’s the thing, the Scratch test motor scripts didnt work, but the Python scripts did.
Why is that?


#3

#4

What version of the operating system are you running? Raspbian for Robots?


#5

I think so. I also updated the rasp firmware so it now says Pi3 even though
i bought Pi2. and i also updated all the Dexter software. I’ll try give you
a more detailed log later when i get home but have you came across a
problem with Scratch test scripts and latest OS?
Thanks for your time.
Martin


#6

I should also have asked/verified: are you using the BrickPi3? Easy way to tell is if it has a power switch on the blue board. Thanks!


#7

Yes it does, and the firmware update log says Pi3 - even though i ordered
pi2 and it came in a pi 2 box…whatever. What are the main diffs between
pi2 and 3?. I have a long 4 day weekend coming up so i’ll do some more
testing and get back.
Many thanks
martin


#8

BrickPi and BrickPi+ are obsolete, and BrickPi3 is the new and improved replacement (identifiable by the power switch, among many other differences).

The Raspberry Pi 2 is similar to the Raspberry Pi 3, the main difference being that the RPi3 has WiFi on board.


#9

There seems to be a bit of confusion between the BrickPi and the Pi, as there is a BrickPi3 and a Pi3. The firmware update would identify a BrickPi3, regardless of which Pi you have (could be a Pi2 or a Pi3) It is easy to confuse the two, as Pi is a very handy short-hand for BrickPi.