Works for me.
I’m actually not sure to what extent the new GoPiGo O/S even supports the GoPiGo-2.
@cleoqc, can you help here? Will the Latest and Greatest GoPiGo O/S work with the GoPiGo-2?
If it turns out that the newest GoPiGo O/S does support the GoPiGo-2, than that would be the way to go. It does everything Dexter O/S did, and a lot more. I’ve played with both rather extensively - perhaps more so than I’ve used Raspbian for Robots - and I can tell you that the new GoPiGo O/S is a breath of fresh air.
Let’s hope the GoPiGo-2 can use it with a suitably current Raspberry Pi board.
As far as introductory programming is concerned - give the “Advanced Bloxter” a try. It’s quick, easy, takes care of all the fussy background details for you, and is a great sand-box environment for trying things out. In my opinion, it’s ten thousand times better than Scratch since it was specifically designed and crafted for the GoPiGo.
So much so that instead of constantly swapping SD cards, I’m researching a way to dual-boot each of the two operating systems and switch back-and-forth between them.
Seriously! You can do some pretty advanced things in Bloxter without ever firing up a Python shell. Maybe it won’t get you a cold beer out of the 'fridge, but there’s a lot it CAN do with a little imagination.
I had mine wandering around, avoiding things, and even reacting to the button-presses on a home-made bumper I put on it when it smacked into a chair-leg or such when I was using the Dexter 2.5 O/S release. If it turns out that you can use the GoPiGo O/S 3.0 release, everything you did in Dexter O/S transfers right over, so long as you save it to a USB card.
Let us know what happens.