Update DexterOS

  Update DexterOS

Updating a single DexterOS

From time to time, we will release improvements to DexterOS.

How Do I Update DexterOS 2?

 
For now, there are no updates for DexterOS 2. Do not run the update meant for DexterOS 1 if you already have DexterOS 2. Thank you.

How Do I Update DexterOS 1?

 
The last version for DexterOS 1 is 1.3.2, it is impossible to do the update from DexterOS 1 to DexterOS2. To go to DexterOS 2 these steps have to be followed.
To update from an older DexterOS 1 to DexterOS 1.3.2:

  1. Download the latest update zip file for DexterOS 1.  You can download it here.
  2. Place the zip file on a USB drive.
  3. Remove the USB drive from your computer and insert the USB drive into the Raspberry Pi.
  4. Reboot or power on your GoPiGo.
  5. After about a minute, you should see the red blinkers underneath the GoPiGo begin to blink.
  6. When the red blinkers stop blinking, your software should be up to date!
  7. Power down the GoPiGo. If the power led turns purple you will need to unplug the batteries and plug them back in.
  8. Power up the GoPiGo and check that the number in the upper right hand corner has changed.
  9. You can double-check that the update was successful by placing the USB drive back in your computer: the original “DexterOS_update.zip” file should have been deleted by the GoPiGo on successful installation. (note: if using a classroom update, the update file will still be there)

Classroom Update: DexterOS

How Do I Update DexterOS quickly for a classroom?

 

To update an older DexterOS to DexterOS 1.3.2 for an entire classroom quickly, you can update by:

  1. Download the latest zip file.  You can download the file here.
  2. Rename the file to “DexterOS_update_classroom.zip”
  3. Place the zip file on a USB drive.
  4. Remove the USB drive from your computer and insert the USB drive into the Raspberry Pi.
  5. Reboot or power on your GoPiGo.
  6. After about a minute, you should see the red blinkers underneath the GoPiGo begin to blink.
  7. When the red blinkers stop blinking, your software should be up to date!
  8. The file will remain on the USB drive and you can repeat these steps on the rest of your GoPiGo fleet.