Starter Kit - Getting Started


Starter Kit - Getting Started

Parts

Raspberry Pi
Interface Board
Xbox Dongle
 

 

 

 

Driving the robot

Step 1) 
Open the battery compartment (if you have a 2WD or 4WD robot you will need to take off the wheels to do this)

Step 2)
Insert the battery, you should hear the fan whir up as the robot turns on.  

Step 3)
Plug in the interface board into payload bay #1 (not #2 or #3)

Step 4)
Plug the Xbox controller dongle into the Raspberry Pi, make sure to do this before powering on the Raspberry Pi
Step 5)
Using the provided micro USB cable plug the bigger end into the interface board, and the smaller end into the Raspberry Pi. This will power it on.
After about 20 seconds you should see the Xbox controller connect, and after about 30 seconds you will be able to drive the robot around

Connecting a computer to the robot

Option 1: Wired
Step 1) Connect a monitor, mouse and keyboard to the Raspberry Pi 
Reboot the Raspberry Pi if no display is shown
Step 2) Open a terminal using ctrl+alt+t
Step 3) Connect the robot to your WiFi using the command 'pifi connect <ssid> <password>
This will add your WiFi to a list of known WiFi networks. If the RPi ever boots without seeing a known network it will broadcast its own WiFi which can be used for option 2
Option 2: Wirelessly (advanced)
Step 1) Connect a computer to the WiFi being broadcast by the Raspberry Pi
SSID: roverroboticsXXXX
Password: robotseverywhere
Step 2) SSH into the Raspberry Pi
Linux: ssh ubuntu@10.42.0.1
Password: ubuntu
Step 3) Connect the robot to your WiFi using the command 'sudo pifi add <ssid> <password>
This will add your WiFi to a list of known WiFi networks. If the RPi ever boots without seeing a known network it will broadcast its own WiFi