GoPiGo3 Tutorials & Documentation

GoPiGo3 Tutorials & Documentation

Getting Started

Congratulations on getting a GoPiGo Raspberry Pi Robot Kit! These are instructions for the GoPiGo3. If you have the GoPiGo2, please go here.

This page and the sub-pages will help walk you through getting it set up and started.  We recommend you go through each page, in the following order:

1. Assemble the GoPiGo3 Raspberry Pi Robot Kit. (for accessories see below)

2. Connect to the GoPiGo3

3. Program Your Robot

Do even more with the GoPiGo3

After you have completed all the steps above, you can check out the Example Projects that we have made and try them out yourself or make something and share it with the community.


Programming the GoPiGo3

After you’ve assembled your GoPiGo3 and powered and connected to it, you’re ready to do some programming!


DexterOS programming is done entirely on the GoPiGo3, in the browser.  DexterOS teaches programming skills using a Blockly-based programming language, Bloxter.  You can test drive the Bloxter programming language and program your robot online at DexterOS here.

Bloxter is easy to get started with and fun to use.  Lessons on programming the GoPiGo3 with Bloxter are built right into the software.

To begin learning to program with DexterOS and Bloxter, click “Learn”

Select a lesson to begin with.

Finally, begin your lessons!

You can purchase an SD Card with DexterOS on it here.

Python LogoPython Programming for the GoPiGo3

Python, the most widely used programming language in education, is a professional level programming language that is easy to start with.  The GoPiGo3 is ready to be programmed in Python!

scratch iconScratch Programming for the GoPiGo3

Scratch is an easy to learn graphical programming language used in schools, coding clubs, and after school robotics and coding programs and camps.  Click here to learn more about using GoPiGo3 with Scratch.

GoBox, the monthly robot subscription program that teaches you how to build a robot and program, from scratch! (available for Scratch)


Here are a few cool projects for the GoPiGo that we’ve done in Python & Scratch. Each one comes with building instructions, a bill of material, as well as the code to get it going!


Python Projects

Basic Robot Control

Basic Servo

Browser Streaming Robot

Compass Guided Robot

GPS Guided Robot

Mouse Controlled Robot

Office Cannon

Drive GoPiGo with PS3 Controller

Ultrasonic Basic Obstacle Avoider

Simulate a Worm Brain with GoPiGo

Ultrasonic Servo



Scratch Projects

Basic Scratch Robot

Scratch Control



Accessories for the GoPiGo.

Here we have a list of accessories that help you do a lot of cool things with the GoPiGo.  Check out some of the projects here.

Distance Sensor

This sensor enables the GoPiGo to know how close or far away it is from an object. Check out how you can use it to run your GoPiGo robot through an obstacle course or maze. Use the Servo Package to help the distance sensor turn to help you navigate. 

Servo Package

GoPiGo Servo Assembly for the Raspberry Pi Robots (15)


The Servo Package enables an accessory like a distance sensor or a camera to rotate. Learn how to install and use the servo here. Assembly instructions found here.

Line Follower

Line follower


The Line Follower attaches to your GoPiGo robot car and enables you to program it to follow a line. Program your GoPiGo to serve a drink across a room, and learn the basics of how automated warehouse or self-driving cars work! Assembly instructions found here.

Raspberry Pi Camera

Attach a Camera or Ultrasonic Sensor to the Raspberry Pi Robot GoPiGo (1)


The Raspberry Pi Camera can be attached to the GoPiGo to give you streaming video on a web browser on any device. Use the Servo Package so the camera can rotate. Assembly instructions here.

Mini Wifi Dongle



Free your GoPiGo with the Mini Wifi Dongle and let it… gooooo! You can control your GoPiGo in lots of cool ways, like with GPS, a PS2 controller, or just a mouse!

Raspberry Pi Power Supply

Raspberry Pi Power Supply


The power supply plugs right into the wall and is really useful when you are developing your program so you don’t waste your batteries.