One wheel turns and only with no weight


#1

I got this for my birthday last year and finally got the time to get this going.
I ran all the updating software so hopefully the firmware is up to date.

I ran through the LED tutorial and everything fine but when I started doing the tutorial for trying to get the cart to move you could hear the motor try to go but it just couldn’t turn. When I turn the cart upside down only one wheel spins and it does so very slowly.

I am running this off a wall outlet and over ethernet.

I’ve read some about running this python script to do basic tests but I don’t know how to run it.

Any help would be awesome!


#2

Hey mtli,
You should only run the motors when the GoPiGo is powered from the 8AA batteries. You shouldn’t try running them on the USB power supply.

-Karan