I just started experimenting with the GoPiGo, primarily focusing on the worm brain, with the intention to do something with Windows 10 as it matures on the Pi. Yes, I have already ran the current win10/Pi and I am an experienced developer in the types of apps it needs (ie C#/XAML/Windows Universal).
Just for reference, here are some pics of my ‘worm’ and my other more serious robot (http://www.spiked3.com/the-worm-and-his-bigger-cousin/);
So, I have noticed some behavior I am trying to understand, and was hoping maybe someone had been through this and could summarize it for me?
I ran the samples that came with the img file, and had some issues, so I git pulled the current, and installed the v14 firmware. All seemed ok on a weak battery, so I finished the build. While I was doing some customization I was running the Pi off the USB only power, while the big battery was charging. I first noticed that on a stop command, one wheel would spin. I looked around and could not find a reason so I re-flashed v14. That stopped the wheel from spinning. Then when I hooked up the charged battery, the other wheel (I am pretty sure) started spinning, so again, re-flashed. Fixed again. It almost seems as though ‘neutral’ depends on battery/power level at the time of the flash, or something like that. Is it my imagination or is there some connection? If there is a connection, is there a way to easily swap between 2 configurations? Or is it something else entirely?
Anyhow, I will try to spend the rest of the day adding a hotspot to my worm to make it easily demonstrable at events.