I bought a BrickPi last week and I’m having problems establishing if it works or not.
I’ve downloaded 2016.02.22_Dexter_Industries_wheezy.img and written it to 2 SD cards. One for my GoPiGo and one for the BrickPi.
The GoPiGo is up and running with the basic scratch programs operating as expected. So I’m assuming the image is fine.
When I plugged the BrickPi in to the 8 AA cell powerpack from the GoPiGo the provided power cable got very hot and the plastic sheathing for the cable has melted slightly.
So now I’m only prepared to run basic tests with the power coming from the Pi’s usb power supply.
I hooked everything up and tried to run the touch sensor scratch program. But it doesn’t seem to detect the touch sensor.
Are there supposed to be any lights on the BrickPi board itself ? Because it seems impossible to tell if it’s working.
Is there any easy way to test if it’s working ?
If it is working, how do I provide sufficient power to be able to run motors as I don’t think the supplied power cable is up to it ?