A Raspberry Pi controlled robot designed to unleash the power of Raspberry Pi in your classroom.
Comes pre-assembled so all you need to do is mount your Raspberry Pi and start programming.
• Pi2Go Robot
• Micro SD card and adapter (pre-loaded with Pi2Go software)
• Raspberry Pi Model B+
• WiFi Dongle
• 4GB USB Memory Stick
• Rechargeable AA batteries X 12 (Including 3 charging units).
Warranty: 1 Year
17 Nov 2015
The device was an updated model, but the software had not been updated to match. Installation was more complex that the sales site suggested. The promised support website was not evident anywhere in the documentation supplied. The documentation is scanty at best. This is a product for the brave enthusiast/hobbyist. The Raspberry Pi supplied is an updated version of that described on the website, which is good - until you realise that the software has not been updated to match. It needs assembling using a hex nut driver (or small-nosed pliers) and a small Philip's screwdriver. The holes on the Pi board to not quite align with the pre-installed 'pillars'. Likewise, the battery housing is not quite aligned with its screw holes. Having to unscrew the protective case every time you want to replace the batteries is a pain. The supplied documentation is minimal, including an inscrutable diagram referring to assembly. When you find longer documents on the TTS website, they are barely adequate to get you going. The promised online support site does not exist (unless it is these few documents). You will need a Windows computer with an SD card reader to set up the wireless link to your network. You will also need to download and install a 'VNC' viewer in order to remotely program the Pi2go. I strongly recommend having a wired USB keyboard/mouse and HDMI connected screen available in case. I have made progress, but the software still does not fully function as expected. There is no real documentation for the Scratch extensions for the Pi (although you can piece ideas together from the example programs). The Python documentation is only a little better - and you need to know Python in the first place! All that said, it should be a great set of kit when finally set up.
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18 Nov 2015
The issues have not been resolved - to suggest that they have is disingenuous at best. The website has not been updated - the support site does not exist; the 'Ultimate' kit is by no means @Pre-assembled'; I have not been provided with documentation that clearly states what even the lights are on the Pi2go, let alone how to set it up or program it.
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