Before you begin, download the latest version of the GoPiGo OS software.
The easiest way to install GoPiGo OS on your MicroSD card is to use the Raspberry Pi Imager. It is a free piece of software from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Once the file download completes, install it on your computer.
After opening the application you will see a screen that looks like this:
In the “Operating System” window, select the GoPiGo OS software file. (.zip)
You may have to scroll down and select “Custom OS”.
If you haven’t already – connect your MicroSD Card to your computer.
Next, select the SD card from the pop-up window.
Next, click the “Write” button to begin the transfer.
Safely remove your MicroSD card from your computer and insert it into the MicroSD card slot on the bottom of your Raspberry Pi at the back of your robot. The MicroSD card will only work in one orientation.
*You do NOT need to disassemble your robot, but you will likely need to disconnect one motor cable. Remember to reconnect this cable when ready to continue.
Power on your robot using the power switch near the back of the robot. Remember to power on your Rechargeable Battery too!
Booting up GoPiGo OS for the first time will take a little bit of time. The robot needs to configure a few things when it first powers on, and that includes a couple of reboots.
You will notice the antenna LED turn green, and a few seconds later it will turn off and the power LED will start blinking again. This is normal behavior. The robot will finish rebooting and you will be able to connect to it the second time the antenna LED shows up green.