Having trouble setting up my pi


#1

I’m having trouble setting up my raspberry pi 3 b+, and im not sure where to start. I already bought an SD card and installed raspian for robots on it(hopefully). I also downloaded the JSON file, Im just not sure how to put it onto my raspberry pi. I am also using this ‘robot’ for my project, so Im hoping it will work. Any help is appreciated!!! Please help ASAP!!!

Link for my ‘robot’: https://www.robotshop.com/en/smart-video-car-kit-raspberry-pi-model-b.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsbHYoNuN2gIVJ769Ch2RMAU5EAkYAyABEgJ31fD_BwE


#2

Hi @deveshp530,

I’m not sure what DexterIndustries board you are trying to use with your robot. Can you tell us which one is it and what is that you are trying to achieve?

Thank you!


#3

I’m using raspian for robots on my sd card, and using the raspberry pi model 3 b+ board. I’m trying to use the cloud vision api to identify objects using the raspberry pi camera. Hope this gives you some info!!


#4

Hello @deveshp530

Raspbian for Robots only work with Dexter Industries’ robots. The link you provided above does not represent one of our robots, and thus Raspbian for Robots will not work with it.

Cleo


#5

What would you suggest i do, since i already have the robot assembled?


#6

Can i just use the raspberry pi to do this?


#7

Hi @deveshp530,

You mean to use the Cloud Vision API to identify objects with the PiCamera? If so, you don’t need any of our robots. I suppose you already have the robot assembled with a different hardware than ours, so I don’t see the point in changing the current setting unless you’re keen on using ours.

There could be a way to slightly change your hardware and use a GoPiGo2/GoPiGo3 board (not the whole robot) to control the motors on your chassis. You’d need to tinker with it a little bit to get it to a working state, but it’s doable.

Thank you!


#8

Hi @deveshp530
You bought a kit from a company called SunFounder. It looks like it may be this kit as it’s the same video on the page.
https://www.sunfounder.com/rpi-car.html

May I suggest contacting Sunfounder as we are unfamiliar with their products.


#9

Its fine, ill just use the pi. Mind helping me moving the json to the pi? Im having trouble using filezilla.


#10

You should be able to transfer files to/from your pi with SFTP protocol using FileZilla. You will have to enable SSH on your pi first, directions here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/ssh/README.md

-Kevin


#11

Sounds good! And will i have to change the IP address if i am using it somewhere else? i.e. changing home ip address to school ip address?


#12

Hi @cleoqc,

I recently purchased the GoPiGo robot set, since it will be easier for me to work my project. Will there be step by step instructions on how to setup your raspberry pi?

And to use the pi alone, you just have to plug a mouse/hdmi cable into the usb ports on the pi and start using it from there? And from there you will be able to connect to wifi and start using it? Any help would be appreciated!!

~Devesh


#13

Hi @deveshp530,

There’s plenty to read about the GoPiGo3/Raspberry Pi by going over our website here:
https://www.dexterindustries.com/gopigo3/
and here
https://www.dexterindustries.com/raspberry-pi-robot-software/

And also there’s information describing the differences between Raspbian For Robots and DexterOS and Cinch on the forum.

If there’s anything unclear anywhere in these sources, please let us know.

Thank you! :slight_smile:


#14

Thank you!! This helps a lot!! So after were connected to the pi, then I can use filezilla to move the json file to the home directory on the pi correct?


#15

While the pi is connected to the computer of course


#16

To setup raspbian for robots on the gopigo, should I still follow instructions on the support page?

Let me be more clear on what I am trying to do. I am trying to setup the google cloud vision api on my raspberry pi to detect objects that are in front of the camera. Is the setup the same for me to do this. So after I put in the sd card with raspbian for robots into my pi, what is the next step?
Sorry for asking too much!!


#17

Hi @deveshp530,

These playlists from our YoutTube channel are going to be good enough to walk you through the basic setup of the GoPiGo. There’s plenty of content.

Let me know if there’s anything unclear about the content of these videos.

Thank you!


#18

Thank you!!! Just one thing, when i connect the ethernet to the raspberry pi, I can start using filezilla to move the json right?


#19

Hi @deveshp530,

Sure, that’s totally possible.

Thank you!


#20

I am having trouble use the ping command on windows. When i type in ‘ping dex.local’ I get the message “Ping request could not find host dex.local. Please check the name and try again” All the lights are blinking around the ethernet port on the pi and my computer. Im not sure where i went wrong. I am using windows 10 and have bonjour installed. Please help ASAP!!