This release is all about the BrickPi. Dexter Industries has recently released a new version of their MINDSTORMS compatible kit for Raspberry Pi called the BrickPi3. This kernel release adds support for this new board.

The BrickPi3 has better motor control and improved EV3 sensor support. There are a few missing features for complete ev3dev compatibility, like no speed control when using the run-to-*-pos commands and only the running flag is working on the motor state attribute. But, the firmware is easy to update on the Brickpi3 (unlike the older BrickPi’s), so these issues could be fixed in future firmware updates.

We have also added a workaround for the popular IMU sensor to get it working on the older BrickPi and BrickPi+. Shout-out to @bmegli for this!

If you are using EV3 or BeagleBone, the only changes are upstream kernel fixes from the 4.4 stable kernel.

Version Info

In this round of releases, we have:

  • v4.4.47-19-ev3dev-ev3 for EV3.
  • for BeagleBone.
  • v4.4.47-19-ev3dev-rpi for Raspberry Pi 0/1.
  • v4.4.47-19-ev3dev-rpi2 for Raspberry Pi 2/3.

You can also find this kernel in snapshot build 2017-02-08.


For a more complete changelog, follow the link for your platform: EV3, BB, RPi or RPi2.

Post Info

  • Posted on 08 February 2017