Software update / flashing

Last updated 2 months ago

Before you update the Rover software, remember to write down your Rover serial number (in case of Turtle Rovers assembled by our team). To get the number, simply turn on the Rover and check its Wifi network name - should be 'TurtleTover-[your serial number]'.

1. microSD card flashing

Download the newest microSD card image from here:

Download any SD-card burning software.

Recommended: Use Etcher to burn new image to the microSD card.

To access microSD card from your Rover, open the main electronics box (4x cross-headed screws) and extract the card from white-tape SD-slot extension slot located on top of the electronics.

Looking at the inside of the electronics box cover, you'll see a microSD-to-SD card adapter secured in a slot. Take it.

In older Rovers and most of the Maker Kits you won't see any microSD-slot extender and the adapter. The microSD card is then located directly in your Raspberry Pi.

Put the microSD card in the adapter and then connect it to your computer. Open Etcher and point it to your new SD card image location via 'select image' (.img file). Then your card should be pre-selected in 'select drive' option. And 'Flash!'.

After the flashing completes, disconnect the card and put it back into the Rover.

Mind: this update will re-write all the files you've modified on the card. It means, after the update you'll need to set your Wifi network name. Otherwise it will remain stock 'TurtleRover-XXYYY' with password: 'password'

You can fix this: