What’s the size of the barrel jack on the GoPiGo board? Also, perhaps the more important question: Is there any issue with using a 11.1v LiPo battery to power the board rather than the 8 AAs?
There shouldn’t be an issue. Of course be careful with the battery…
male barrel jack should have the following specifications:
5.5 mmouter diameter.
2.0 mminner diameter.
10 mmin length - I’m referring to the
LiPo battery, I’d be very careful with it, since the
maximum discharge amperage is very high.
GoPiGo doesn’t have a
fuse, so if a circuit short happens somewhere, it can completely melt the circuit and even catch fire.
Please be careful with it - there’s a reason for why
LiPo Fire-Safety Bags are on the market.
Remember the samsung galaxy phone? Remember that one?