SD Card w/Raspbian for Robots CINCH – Software for Educators
This microSD Card comes with the Dexter Industries custom “Raspbian for Robots – CINCH” software. This includes all of the software you need to make your Raspberry Pi (all versions) work with all of our products.
In stock (can be backordered)
The easiest way to get started with our GrovePi, BrickPi and PivotPi robots is to get this SD card that comes pre-configured with our custom software. Educators and beginners with a GoPiGo should check out DexterOS, as it is more intuitive and has free, built-in lessons in Bloxter (www.bloxter.com), our drag-and-drop language.
A few things you should know about CINCH:
- CINCH software creates a closed wifi connection between the robot and your computer. That means that you will NOT be on the internet and cannot do more sophisticated things like import a python library or connect to Twitter or Google Cloud Vision. If you want to do more sophisticated stuff, please use our main software, “Raspbian for Robots”.
- Make sure you and your students are careful not to turn the robot on and off or take the SD card out while the robot is on. You always want to shut down the robot inside the software when you are done.
Raspberry Pi uses an SD card as the hard drive of the computer. It is similar to the SD card that is used in your digital camera, but Raspberry Pi B+ and 2 require a microSD card, which is a smaller version than your standard SD card. The SD card needs software on it in order to run the Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has developed software for the Pi called “Raspbian”, and you can download it for free on their website. Dexter Industries has modified that software to work with all of our products and it is called “Rasbian for Robots”, and it is also free to download online. This edition, “CINCH”, is the one we recommend for classrooms, workshops, camps and other places where there might be challenges connecting to a normal wifi network (because of IT security settings at schools and such).
The Dexter Industries SD Card w/Raspbian for Robots CINCH comes with a microSD card inside of a standard card adapter. It is shipped in a white plastic jewel case for protection.