Got my new GoPiGo this week. i downloaded and created the new Raspian image and i also figured out how to get the VNC server working and can access my Pi/GoPiGo from my PC using the TightVNC Viewer. But from there i am running into problems:
i tried to run the DI Software update per the instructions, but at the end it comes back and tells me the Firmware version is 0.0 and the battery voltage is 0.0. The directions say if i don’t see Firmware 1.1 then it didn’t work correctly - but i have no idea what to look at. I don’t know if the rest of my problems stem from this.
I found the directory for the python basic_test_all and got the program up. I got the program running, but the commands have no impact on the GoPiGo. Nothing in the engines for the wheels at all.
When start up the GoPiGo from the mini-USB port, and with the monitor hooked in, i can see the Pi boot up normally, and when i get the screen up, i can remote connect to the GoPiGo. However, when i use the battery pack, the monitor will not work (which might be expected) however, i cannot remote in to the GoPiGo from my PC. The red LED light on the Pi comes on, but the wifi dongle never lights up so i don’t think the GoPiGo is booted up when i use battery power.
Looking forward to getting this thing working - but i am concerned i have a board that is DOA - i hope not, but can’t seem to get anything working. I know the Pi is working, but seems like i have having trouble with the GoPiGo red board.
Any thoughts on how to start to debug this would be appreciated. i guess i should state that the Pi is firmly connected and the green LED light on the GoPiGo board is on. I did note that the green light does not go off when i turn the power switch to off - which might be correct since i am not connected via the battery power pack right now.