Our GoPiGo arrived yesterday (to the UK), so me and my son (aged 5) built it this afternoon. Everything is very well made and straightforward to assemble - we did it all from the video. Our only niggle is that our etched top piece of plastic doesn’t look as good as the one in the video - the video one has a really nice GoPiGo logo on it, ours doesn’t.
Anyway, all my raspberry pi power supplies are at work (school), so we powered-up using 8 new batteries and started to update and upgrade the GoPiGo image of Wheezy. However, after about 15 minutes it started repeatedly re-booting. We re-imaged the SD card (thinking it had corrupted), but the same started happening again, but even sooner than last time. A bit of googling and we found that this might be due to a poor power supply. I can only assume that the batteries are already flat after only 20 minutes. Has anybody else had this issue? Can any GoPiGo people confirm that the re-boot loop is a normal symptom of low batteries?
Richard & Ethan