Cannot connect to the dock!


#1

Hi there,
I have a Mega Treasure Chest, which I’ve not used until today, even though I got this via the Kickstarter campaign!

I have the latest Raspbian (downloaded 9.7.16 with updates and upgrades).

I used http://flotil.la/start/ and used “curl https://get.pimoroni.com/rockpool | bash” to get the Rockpool app.

My power supply is a “proper” one bought from a reputable source and supplies the required output.

When I plug the dock in and navigate to “127.0.0.1:8000/” I get “no docks found yet! =(”. Even if I try the “Find a dock manually”, nothing ever connects. So basically I cannot use it!!!

AAAAARRRRGGGGgggghhhhh!

I’ve reinstalled Raspbian a couple of times and tried a variety of cables and USB ports on the Raspberry Pi.

Nothing.

I really need some help please, but I need hand holding, as I’m not that clever with Linux, Raspberry Pi.

It would be a shame to not be able to use this!


#2

Run “curl https://get.pimoroni.com/flotilla | bash” again and see that it actually updates the dock firmware (the dock needs to be plugged in). I had to run it twice as the first time the firmware didn’t update.


#3

Yep - did that. Nothing has changed! Thanks for replying though.


#4

The flotilla script, responsible for the dock firmware upgrade (necessary if you’ve never performed it) is currently broken. We’ll be sorting that out first thing in the morning - thanks for your patience!


#5

the live script has now been fixed. Try the following again:

curl https://get.pimoroni.com/flotilla | bash

it should probe for your dock and update its firmware. Just follow the instructions on screen and don’t forget to unplug-replug the dock to the Pi at the end of the process.

Let us know if that sorts out the issue at your end.


#6

That certainly seems to be working now.

On another note, I cannot get the colour or motion modules to do anything! Is there any guidance on how all these modules behave and how we can use them please?