Gopigo2 Raspberry Pi Robot Kit: Network Setup - Job 2

- July 28, 2018
Following upward from Part ane - Body together with Brain Assembly, today I volition live roofing Part 2 of Raspberry Pi, updating the software together with testing the functionality of the GoPiGo2 Robot car.
cable connectedness pattern: black, white, black, white
Attaching the battery pack together with cable motors to the GoPiGo2 robot motorcar is straightforward. The cherry-red velcro strap wraps precisely about the battery pack (I am using 8 SONY long lasting element of group I batteries); land the white together with dark cables connect to the 4 metallic pins underneath the car.
yellow ability LED on GoPiGo board
Now that the battery pack is attached is finally fourth dimension to ability upward the GoPiGo Robot past times turning the switch to the on position. Once powered on, a xanthous LED volition lite upward indicating the organization is on. The LEDs on the Raspberry Pi volition blink telling yous the Raspberry Pi is booting up.Once the xanthous LED on the Raspberry Pi stops blinking, the Raspberry Pi has finished booting up.
To exam the DLAN powerline adapter, which genuinely comes handy every bit it has 2 Ethernet ports.
robot motorcar hooked to DLAN powerline
Before setting upward the network preferences, yous desire to download together with install Bonjour Print Services to instruct far easier to communicate alongside the GoPiGo robot motorcar past times calling it past times its mention (dex.local) rather than using its total IP number.

Also, yous desire to banking concern stand upward for that the Raspberry Pi is communicating alongside your PC via Ethernet, together with yous tin create this past times precisely writing inwards the ascendancy prompt "ping dex.local". You should instruct a reply like to this:

To communicate to the Raspberry Pi wirelessly, nosotros take away to ready a WiFi connection. For this, nosotros type inwards "http://dex.local/" on whatever Internet browser. 
Now click on "Launch VNC" hence nosotros tin log inwards to the Raspberry Pi (type inwards the password "robots1234" when requested)
Click on "WiFi Set Up" icon. Select "Manage Networks" tab, click "Scan" together with choose your home's Internet network. Where is says "PSK", motility into your dwelling network's password. Now reboot the Raspberry Pi past times going to MENU (top left corner) together with selecting "Shutdown>Reboot". If successful, yous volition live able to communicate alongside your Raspberry Pi wirelessly without the Ethernet cable.

The 2nd of truth is the TEST. To banking concern stand upward for everything has been wired together with WiFi ready correctly, log dorsum into the Raspberry Pi together with click "Test together with Troubleshoot" icon. Then, choose "Demo GoPiGo". 
If the robot motorcar moves forwards together with and hence backwards, the connectedness together with programming of the GoPiGo robot motorcar has been a success. 

I took it for a spin
Now, what yous tin create is update everything past times clicking on "DI Software Update" together with follow the instructions. Make certain to unplug the motor cables when doing software updates.

Message prompted when installation is complete
Hope yous enjoyed Part 2! Stay tuned for Part three where I volition live setting upward the servo for the robot car.

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