GrovePi+ not working / Problem updating firmware


#1

I’ve just received two GrovePi+. (Date 04/15/16)

I installed raspbian jessie using NOOBS. It ran smoothly.

After that I set up Grove using the instructions on: http://www.dexterindustries.com/GrovePi/get-started-with-the-grovepi/setting-software/

After running the install-process, I can run i2cdetect and see the following. Looks good.


pi@raspberrypi:~/Desktop/GrovePi/Firmware $ sudo i2cdetect -y 1
     0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f
00:          -- 04 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
30: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
40: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
50: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
60: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
70: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

But when connecting modules and trying the example scripts, things do not work. No life from the chainable RGB on one port, and if I move it, it just glows in one color. The example code in Software/Python does nothing. Moving the module to another port (and changing the code to reflect this) does not help. So I read up on the forums here, and checked the firmware-version.

Checking the firmware, I get:

GrovePi has firmware version: 255.255.255

So from the previous post here, I see that it means it is old. So I’ll try to update it.

But running the firmware-update-script from Firmware/ all I get is:

avrdude: Can't find programmer id "gpio"

My board/setup looks like this:



Just the pi: http://puu.sh/oiKKk/cd4e21eea7.png

Do you have any suggestion to what I am doing wrong? Much appreciate the help:)


#2

I ended up using the Wheezy-image provided by Dexter Industries in stead. Works like a charm now. But I am still curious if anyone has pointers on how to get gpio-support on the Jesse-Raspian image.


#3

We are still actively working on a Jessie version. We pushed a lot of code the past few weeks to get this working here: https://github.com/DexterInd/Raspbian_For_Robots


#4

Thanks for the update!


#5

Hey jorg.rodsjo,
We have just updated the Raspbian for Robots image to Jessie. You can find out more details here: http://www.dexterindustries.com/topic/jessie-raspbian-for-robots/.

-Karan