[SOLVED] GoPiGo3 with address 8 not connected


When running the GoPiGo 3 from DexterOS everything works fine.

Took image 2017-09-28-Dexter_Industries_jessie.img to install Raspbian for Robots (copied the img already several times to SD card, so that is not the problem)

I am able to connect through ssh and VNC.
However from Raspbian for Robots, the GoPiGo3 is not responding (tried python and scratch).

As suggested in other posts I ran the following commands (using ssh):
sudo curl -kL dexterindustries.com/update_gopigo3 | bash
python /home/pi/Dexter/GoPiGo3/Software/Python/Examples/Read_Info.py

The last command gives me the following response:
“No SPI response. GoPiGo3 with address 8 not connected”

I already activated the SPI using raspi-config and to be sure added the line “dtparam=spi=on” to /boot/config.txt

Does anybody have any idea?

kind regards,


Hi @jaccoprovoost,

What does executing bash GoPiGo3/Firmware/gopigo3_flash_firmware.sh show you? And does this solve your issue? You can check it again with Read_Info.py script.

gopigo3_flash_firmware.sh is found in the repository, so I suggest you clone the repository and then run the given command.

Thank you!

Installed the firmware using the “DI software update” icon on the desktop. After this it indeed worked.

Thanks for your help!

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Hi @jaccoprovoost,

That’s great to hear. It means your GoPiGo3 didn’t have the firmware flashed.

Thank you!