Frequently Asked Questions
Great question / request! Yes, we will definitely put directions and code up on our website for the Robotic Car and the Robotic Arm. Standby for timing on this; the campaign has blown way past where we thought it would go and we are going to prioritize fulfillment and delivery over everything else.Last updated:
You state the reward is "BRICKPI + CASE: . . . A beautiful case. A working robot. Let your robot run free." the statement "A Working Robot", does this mean the LEGO parts necessary to make a robot with the BrickPi?
No, none of the rewards come with any LEGO parts, motors, or sensors. We got a little over-zealous with our original description; we will not be shipping any LEGO parts with rewards. We're sorry if there was any confusion!Last updated:
We're going to ship B's. Specifically, we'll buy them from Newark.com in the US, part number RASPBRRY-MODB-512M; the $35 model.Last updated:
This question has come up a few times. If you want to supplement your LEGO set with some Mindstorms equipment, there are plenty of folks selling individual pieces on the most obvious routes like Amazon and Ebay. A few places you might not think to look:
LEGO Education USA: http://www.legoeducation.us/
For example they sell a brand-new motor here: http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/product/nxt_interactive_servo_motor/1265
And sensors here: http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/characteristics/ProductLine~LEGO%20MINDSTORMS%20Education%20NXT.productType~Sensors
You can also look at BrinkLink, which has a variety of new and used parts for the LEGO system: http://www.bricklink.com/browse.aspLast updated:
That was an attempt at re-creating one of our director's favorite scenes in The Social Network. Remember that time at the end where Eduardo bursts into Facebooks' headquarters and destroys Mark's laptop, screaming about being "wired in"? That was our attempt at re-creating it.
The honest answer is that we don't know. We have not been able to test the BrickPi with EV3 and can't make any guarantees at this point.
We know that the protocol for sensors is changing, but we're not exactly sure how it works.
We are pretty sure though, from what we know about the motors, that you will be able to run EV3 motors on the BrickPi. One of our testers will TRY to confirm whether the EV3 motors work with the BrickPi early next week.Last updated:
Yes! If you chose a fully-assembled version of the BrickPi it will come loaded with the latest version of firmware.Last updated:
While we can't have a reward that offers multiple BrickPi, we are fine with folks backing the project over their reward level and requesting multiple rewars. To keep the logistics of this tight, please do/note the following:
- Please back the reward you want. In other words, when you choose your reward, please select the item you're looking for. Please be sure to multiply the award level by n (the number of whatever it is you're seeking to obtain).
- Please send us a message through Kickstarter. We will make a note; help us keep organized ahead of the fact.
- If you want an international shipping destination, please be sure to multiply that by n as well.Last updated:
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