I just recently purchased 9 GoPiGo3s for my classroom and i am just trying to get 1 of them functional then copying the setup to the others. The goal is to teach python scripting to my students on these devices.
**I am currently testing out Raspbian for Robots. I also have a screen (HDMI), mouse, & keyboard plugged directly into the robot. The below issue persists even with all of these items not plugged in.
**Using Rapsberry Pi 3 B+.
**I downloaded the most recent version of Raspbian for Robots from the Dexter Industries site.
Right now it has issues powering up with batteries plugged in.
1.) If plugged into the wall out, it will stay on no issues.
2.) If plugged into the wall, you plug in the batteries and unplug the wall outlet, it will stay on no issues.
3.) If only the batteries plugged in, it will only twitch, red power light blinks once, then it turns off.
I have updated via the command line w/ the sudo curl -kl www.dexterindustries.com/update_gopigo3 | bash and the above issue still persists. The above command puts a control panel icon on the desktop that tells me to update the firmware in order for it to work.
I figured that the above command accomplished that. So i clicked on the DI Update Icon, selected GoPiGo3, updated the firmware & Dexter libraries etc. The control panel icon disappears and the same issue persists.
When i click on the troubleshoot & test, it gives me the error “No SPI response. GoPiGo3 with address 8 not connected”. I reflashed the SD card thinking maybe it got corrupted or something, no changes. I even installed Raspbian prior to plugging in “Raspbian For Robots” to see if that would make any difference, no changes.
I also have tried an SD card with just regular Raspbian on my own personal GoPiGo3 (test dummy prior to making changes to classroom) and i have had zero issues.
I am at a loss for ideas on how to fix this.