As many of your know, Dexter Industries has build custom software for our robot kits! These robots are all based on the Raspberry Pi, that awesome little credit card sized computer that we’ve turned into a few different robots. Raspberry Pi has software called “Raspbian”, and our version of it is called “Raspbian for Robots”.
Raspbian for Robots has all the software you need built in to connect to your GoPiGo, BrickPi, GrovePi or Arduberry and get you programming in just a few minutes. All you need is an assembled robot and a computer with a web browser – no other downloads. All of the coding programs you need like Scratch and Python are already built-in, ready with sample programs to run, test and start learning.
We have two versions of Raspbian for Robots.
- The regular one “Raspbian for Robots” first requires you to connect with an ethernet cable and then set up the wifi on an external wifi network. The biggest advantage is that your robot will be able to access the internet.
- “CINCH” is another version that is best for schools that are using Dexter robots and don’t want to mess with trying to connect to the school or other enterprise wifi network. Rather than setting it up with an ethernet cable first, it will just put up it’s own “wifi” network called “dex”, but you will not be able to access the internet when you connect to your robot. See the bottom of this page for more information on Cinch.