Firmware update Gopigo3

firmware
gopigo3

#1

I have a classroom set of GoPiGo3s and several of them won’t work because they say they need a firmware update. I have tried to update the firmware from the command line and from the desktop(https://www.dexterindustries.com/GoPiGo/get-started-with-the-gopigo3-raspberry-pi-robot/test-and-troubleshoot-the-gopigo3-raspberry-pi-robot/) . Although it doen’t give a direct error message, the firmware doens’t get updated. Is there another way to do it beside those two methods?


#2

Hi @johnstreety,

The firmware should not be failing, unless there’s a hardware issue, but I doubt there’s one since it behaves similarly on multiple ones.

Before flashing those GoPiGo3s, you have got to be sure you’re using a Raspberry Pi 2 or a Pi 3, as on older versions of the Raspberry Pi it won’t work. Can you confirm us you’re using either Pi 2s or 3s?

What I can suggest you is update the GoPiGo3 library with the following command and then run the firmware updater again:

curl -kL dexterindustries.com/update_gopigo3 | sudo bash

After you do this and then burn the firmware, the robot will have to be working.

Thank you!


#3

What is the error message that you’re getting?

You will find the firmware in /home/pi/Dexter/GoPiGo3/Firmware
In that same folder there’s the script to flash the firmware.

Cleo