Starter Kit - Getting Started


Starter Kit - Getting Started

Parts

Raspberry Pi
Interface Board
Xbox Dongle

 

 

FTDI Cable
16V Power Cable
Standoffs and screw
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Assembling your Starter Kit  


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

Step 2)
Attach the four standoffs to the robot, 2 in the front holes, and 2 in the holes 3rd from the back
 
Step 3)
Plug the micro USB cable and FTDI cable into the interface board
 
Step 4)
Attach the poly carbonate plate using the 4 screws and mount the Raspberry Pi using Velcro or double-sided tape
 
 
Step 5)
Plug the Xbox controller dongle and the FTDI cable into the Raspberry Pi
 
Step 6)
Insert the battery into the robot
 
Step 7)
Pair the XBOX controller with the dongle
 
Your now ready to drive the robot around, below is the button mapping for XBOX 360 controller
 
 

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
Step 4) Reboot the raspberry pi either by unplugging or running 'sudo reboot'
Step 5) Log into your router and search for Rover Robotics to see what IP address it got assigned. If you don't see it check for the wifi its broadcasting, if you see that wifi then the Pifi command didn't work. Either try again or try the wired method.