At risk of being burned at the stake as a heretic, I have a thought. . . .
Right now the biggest problem with the GoPiGo-3 robot is the lack of Raspberry Pi boards for them.
I have not actually begun research on this, but I am thinking that, if we can find a replacement board that is pin/connector compatible, and is near enough to being software compatible, than that might be an effective substitute.
Why I think this might work:
- Many of the alternative configurations for the Pi make use of Ubuntu, which has been ported to many other boards, including the Nvidia boards.
- Assuming the prerequisites can be met, (!!), it should be possible to download the GoPiGo drivers and libraries.
- I’m not holding my breath, but it would be nice to try and re-build the current GoPiGo O/S for a different target board.
- Moving things from one platform to another is never as easy as it seems to be at first blush.
- A significant assumption is that prerequisites can be made available. This may not be a valid assumption, or it might be a non-trivial exercise.
- This also assumes that alternate boards are available in sufficient quantity to be a reasonable substitute - something that may not be true as I have not researched this.
I am interested in your thoughts and ideas, if any.
What say ye?