Hi - sorry to begin my postings with the Forum with something so basic. I recently got my brickpi started kit, assembled the case and configured my Pi. I have no difficulty connecting to the Pi from my Mac using VNC and am able to see the Pi desktop, browse around, edit, save and run basic Python programs etc.
I also put together the SimpleBot with no problems. But I cannot get it to move.
I’ve tried running the simplebot python programme. I’ve also tried running the basic Scratch script. The scratch script seems to be responding but no motors are moving. As far as I can tell the motors are connected to the correct sockets (A and D, right?) for the Scratch Motor Test demo. But nothing happens.
Any ideas? By the way, the tutorial found at
seems a little out of date: on my BrickPi, the Cat icon is just called Scratch, not “BrickPi_Scratch_Start”, and when I launch it, Scratch opens, but not any terminal window (unless this is connected to my problems?).
Grateful for your advice.