Dexter Industries GoPiGo Robot Base Kit

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Quick Overview

GoPiGo3 is the newest version of our robot car! The GoPiGo3 Base Kit is perfect if you already have a Raspberry Pi and want to get it moving. It includes the GoPiGo3 board, chassis, wheels, motors, encoders, and power battery pack.

Also need a Raspberry Pi? The best value is the Starter Kit, including all you need to get started from scratch!


What’s included?

  • GoPiGo3 board (red board)
  • Chassis (frame, wheels, hardware)
  • Motors
  • Encoders
  • Power battery pack & cable (batteries not included)
  • Screwdriver for assembly
  • What’s not included?


Suggested components required to make it a mobile robot (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Raspberry Pi (GoPiGo is compatible with all version of the Raspberry Pi): This board is the main brains of the robot that will connect to the GoPiGo board.
  • mini Wi-Fi Dongle: Can be plugged in to the Raspberry Pi so you can unplug the ethernet cord and make it function as a remote control, mobile car.
  • microSD Card: Required “hard drive” for the Raspberry Pi (We have two options — DexterOS, our new software for beginners using a drag-and-drop language, Bloxter, and Python. More advanced users should get our Pi software, Raspbian for Robots.).
  • Power Supply: Power your Raspberry Pi while you are programming it and save the batteries.
  • USB Drive: 8GB drive recommended for users of DexterOS for easy software updates and storing photos and files.
  • Batteries: The GoPiGo requires 8 AA batteries, which are not included.
  • Ethernet Cable: Required for plugging in to your computer to program the GoPiGo.


What’s required for assembly?

  • Assembly requires 8 AA batteries (not included). Assembly instructions can be found on our support page.
  • Note: If you have a Macbook Air without an ethernet jack, you might want to get an ethernet to USB adapter (only for Raspbian for Robots software).

What else do I need to know?

  • Works with all versions of the Raspberry Pi
  • Many software examples and API are provided by Dexter Industries on our open-source repository on Github.
  • Lego Technic bricks: GoPiGo is compatible with Lego Technic parts.