Is GrovePI compatible with the new Raspberry Pi 3?


#1

Is GrovePI compatible with the new Raspberry Pi 3? Has anyone tried it yet?


#2

We are still waiting for our Pi3’s to arrive so that we can test them comprehensively with our products. We will post an update in a week about the compatibility of the Pi3 with all of Dexter Industries products.

-Karan


#3

GrovePI is working fine with the Raspberry Pi 3. Setting up Raspberry for Robots is a bit of a challenge right now but works fine.


#4

Hey DennisS, that’s great to hear. Have you tried updating the firmware with the Pi3 on the GrovePi+?

What challenges did you have with setting up Raspbian for Robots on the Pi 3?


#5

Hi John,

The Raspian for Robots image won’t boot on the Pi 3. You need to include the bootfiles from the latest NOOBS 1.8 (If memory serves me right I have unpacked the boot.tar.xz file and used bcm2710-rpi-3… and the .elf files).

Dennis

edit: I’ve updated firmware without any problems


#6

Just to chime in on this: If you have the Raspbian for Robots image, you just need to run

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 
sudo rpi-update

And it should boot up fine.


#7

To make it easier: Raspbian for Robots now works with the Pi 3. You can download the full image here:

on Sourceforge. The date stamp on it is 2016.03.28 or greater!

Let’s see some Pi3’s!


#8