I have a BrickPi bought in mid 2014. I have followed the instructions for getting it built and connected.
I have set up remote access via WiFi from a Windows Vista Laptop, connected in via Putty, and successfully launched various X windows programs using Xming
After solving the challenges setting up the interfaces file to allow me to have a Wifi Connection for the console and an Ethernet connection to get internet access when I wanted it. I have now pulled the latest python related software from git hub, and set up file and folder permissions so that things seem to work from Nix perspective.
I have 6 fresh AA batteries and USB powering the system, and I can happily run programs on the Pi, so now I want to get things working on the BrickPi.
I am using NXT motors and sensors (in case that matters).
First program I ran was LED.py, which flashed the two LED as expected, LED_PWM.py then happily got the two LED operating in PWM mode to apparently dim and brighten.
I then tried the motor test programs in Sensor_Examples folder. The programs execute, but they fail to operate motors although the console output shows they are trying to do so.
I have changed motor cables for those I have working on a regular NXT brick.
I have plugged the motor cables into each of the four motor ports.
I have used two different motors, which both work fine on an NXT brick
I can’t find a way to use the Idle debugger, as I can’t launch Idle with sudo as it won’t display back over xwindows, and without sudo the serial port access fails.
I am now rather frustrated by this.
Your suggestions please…