GoPiGo Beginner Classroom Kit

The GoPiGo Beginner Classroom Kit from Dexter Industries is a box of five robotics kits providing everything you need to outfit your classroom with a Raspberry Pi robot. Each GoPiGo works at the level your students are at — whether you are a parent looking for a smart, fun weekend project to do with your kid, a teacher looking for a way to increase engagement in your science course, or a grad student in need of a platform for your robotics research that requires mobility! Assembly only takes about 30 minutes which means your students will be able to start using their new robot platforms almost immediately after receiving it.

The GoPiGo has been built to be a robot that can survive classroom bumps and falls with thick acrylic, stronger metal brackets, and a better assembly experience. With the included GoPiGo board you will be able to connect up to five sensors (two Analog/Digital, two I2C, one Serial), two Servos, and a camera! Additionally, motors on the GoPiGo have built-in encoders, giving the robot precise and accurate motor control.

DexterOS, the software that comes with the GoPiGo Beginner Starter Kit, has dozens of free, built-in lessons to teach you to program the GoPiGo in Bloxter (a drag-and-drop language just like Scratch). There’s no software to download or install on your device.

The GoPiGo Classroom Kit includes everything you need to get up to five students started from scratch including GoPiGo3 Base Kits, Raspberry Pis, GoPiGo servo packages, distance sensors, microSD cards (with pre-loaded DexterOS software), 8GB USB drives, power supplies, storage bins, rechargeable batteries, and more!

  • 5x GoPiGo3 Base Kits
  • 5x Screwdrivers for assembly
  • 5x Raspberry Pi 3
  • 5x Distance Sensor
  • 5x Sensor Mounts Set of 3
  • 5x microSD Cards with Dexter Industries custom DexterOS software (More advanced users that want to connect the robot to the internet or want to code in C, Java, or Node.js should use our other software, Raspbian for Robots, available to download and install for free.)
  • 5x 8GB USB Drives (used for updating software and storing photos and files, but comes empty)
  • 5x Power Supply Wall Adapters (110-240V)
  • 5x Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • 5x Smart Chargers
  • 6x Storage Bins
  • 2x One-Hour Sessions of Onboarding and Customer Support
  • Spare Parts Kit
  • Teacher Getting Started Guide

GoPiGo Beginner Classroom Kit Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Robotics

This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.

2 Robotics

Skill Level: Rookie - You will be required to know some basics about motors, basic motor drivers and how simple robotic motion can be accomplished.
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Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.


Skill Level: Rookie - Basic hand tools are required and instructions will allow more freedom. You may need to make your own decisions on design. If sewing is required, it will be free-form.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

3 Programming

Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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