We received the GoPiGo Beginner Starter Kit as a Christmas present, and it looks great and lots of fun. But after putting all of the pieces together, we had not been able to get it connected to the computer. The Beginner Starter Kit does not come with a wifi dongle, and it is not even suggested on the ordering page. However, ALL of the instructions that we can find require the use of the wifi dongle. We have found places that say the robot can be hooked up to the computer without the wifi dongle, but no well-written instructions (preferably with pictures) on how to do it. We plugged the ethernet cable into the computer and the robot. But don’t really know what to do from there. I do not mind purchasing the wifi dongle, but by the time it could arrive we will be starting back into school.
Also, reading through the forums, we decided that perhaps the SD card had become corrupted and have used etcher to reimage the card with Rasbpian. After reading more, it looks like we should have tried Dexter OS, as Rasbpian is for more advanced users? At a command prompt, we can now ping dex.local, so at least we have some kind of connection. But what can we do and how???