Nothing to Install
DexterOS broadcasts a wifi signal that connects directly to your device. Simply access the software through a web browser — nothing to download or install, making it a great fit for beginners & classrooms!
Dozens of built-in lessons make it easy to get started learning how to program your GoPiGo. There are lessons for sensors as well, which teach the basics of programming and using sensors.
The built-in lessons are in Bloxter, our new drag-and-drop language similar to Scratch (and based on Blockly, a language by Google). Bloxter makes it fun and simple to learn how to program, while also offering advanced features for those that want to go beyond the basics!
DexterOS also has a clean, simple Python programming area as well. Sample programs are easily accessible, and a variety of libraries are already installed and ready to use!
Fast to Update
DexterOS has a new way to update the software and firmware. Just download a zip file on a USB drive and plug it into your robot, boot it up and let it run — and you are all set! An easy classroom option is available as well to update multiple robots in a row.
Getting Started with DexterOS
Step 1: Power Up the GoPiGo3
- Before you begin, make sure you have fully charged batteries in your battery pack, and the battery pack is connected to the GoPiGo3. Reminder: The SD card, Wifi Dongle and USB Drive should already be in the Raspberry Pi (see assembly instructions for more information).
- Press the power button located on the GoPiGo (red board) next to the battery cable jack.
- When the power button is pressed, the LED next to the button will blink green as the robot powers on, and will turn solid green when it is full booted up and ready to go.