Pololu Robotics & Electronics
My account Comments or questions? About Pololu Contact Ordering information Distributors

Pololu-rpi-slave-arduino-library question


Trying to follow along with the “Building a Raspberry Pi robot with the A-Star 32U4 Robot Controller” blog post. Very helpful and informative so far!

One issue thought… I got as far as “Part 5: Testing the I2C bridge”. For installation instructions I see:

            Next, download the pololu-rpi-slave-arduino-library code from our GitHub repository. You can do this a number of ways, but if you are unfamiliar with Git, the simplest is to do the following, replacing <version> with the version of the library that you installed for your Arduino IDE (e.g. “1.0.0”).

                            wget https://github.com/pololu/pololu-rpi-slave-arduino-library/archive/<version>.tar.gz
                            tar -xzf master.tar.gz
                            mv pololu-rpi-slave-arduino-library-master pololu-rpi-slave-arduino-library

but https://github.com/pololu/pololu-rpi-slave-arduino-library/archive/ does not exist…

So from https://github.com/pololu/pololu-rpi-slave-arduino-library am I just digging into pololu-rpi-slave-arduino-library/pi/ and copying them into a directory on the Pi, then copying pololu-rpi-slave-arduino-library/src/ into an Arduino library folder on the computer from which I am running the Arduino IDE?


Hello @coyotlgw,

See under https://github.com/pololu/pololu-rpi-slave-arduino-library/releases (“Release” link available a the top-center of the repo front page). Note that only the original release is (1.0.0) is available there whereas if you simply dowload from the main page “clone & download” button, you will get version 1.0.1. This version fixes an issue I was getting with the Raspberry Pi 3. If you are using a Pi 3, I strongly recommend you go with that option.

Have fun! Hope you enjoy the A-Star - Raspberry Pi combo as much as I do!