I backed BrickPi at “The Cadillac” level as it should include everything I need and be ready to go after spending a few minutes assembling the case. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the bundled MonoPrice USB WiFi adapter working, despite having lots of experience with Linux. After a couple of days of debugging attempts, I finally swapped out the bundled adapter with another from EdiMax that I had on hand and everything suddenly worked.
Has anyone had success with the Monoprice adapter? Wonder if John should consider shipping a different adapter for future buyers.
Now that I have it working, I couldn’t be happier! This is an excellent robotics platform and I’m recommending that a few schools buy these for robotics and programming classes.