Pandemic time hit and I pulled out my NXT kit and original BrickPi from 2013 along with a 256MB pi, camera, wifi dongle and all those goodies out of a box in my basement.
I’ve never used any of it, sadly.
I’ve got a cousin that is about 15 now and he is in a robotics club and I asked if he would be interested in this kit to keep working honing some of his skills in this time of isolation from his team and their projects. Also, I’d love to see it work.
Which brings me to my point - using an original Pi because I already have it in the box seems like a great way to spend a lot of time waiting and not a lot of time experimenting and learning. What is the fastest Pi that will work with this original Brickpi? Having not paid attention for the last 7 or so years, it appears there was at least a BrickPi+ before the current iteration.
Research shows that at least the Pi2 would work and still be a huge upgrade (I found a blog post referencing this support), but having it work with the Pi3 - even an earlier rev - would be a game changer due to performance, onboard everything and software support outside of DexterIndustries. I’d like to equip him with this knowledge before shipping this out.