GoPiGo2 not working after putting together

Just received a GoPiGo2 and was able to put it together. Connected everything and got video. 11YO son was trying to figure out how to program it to move and after looking at a few different things the GoPiGo2 will no longer turn on. Red power light comes on but nothing else like it did before. Where should I start? Thanks! Looking at the micro sd card in Windows it says You need to format the disk before you can use it. Is this normal? Thank you! Alicia.

Hi @alicial,

I’ve got a couple of questions for you:

  1. What OS are you using? Is it Raspbian For Robots, basic Raspbian or is it DexterOS? If so which version are talking about?

  2. What are you powering this GoPiGo2 with?

  3. What tool do you use for programming the robot?

  4. Could you give us a step-by-step description of the things you did before it stopped working?

Thank you!


I will explain to the best of my abilities and hopefully it is enough. Unfortunately, I don’t know much about hardware, but I can follow directions.