After installing Wire-Pod, the open source Escape Pod for the beloved Vector robot, that allows you to get away from Digital Dream Labs completely and for free, you will have to get the Escape Pod 1.8 firmware onto the robot. For that you have to get him into recovery reboot and write the new firmware onto him using Vector Web setup. This video shows how. All praise must go to Wire for creating Wire-Pod. Yes, I know, this should be the second video, the first showing on how to install Wire-Pod onto a Raspberry Pi. But for that first my new RasPi had to arrive and this was the easier one, since I already had a working Wire-Pod instance. The Wire-Pod installation video will follow.
Vector Web Setup Link: https://www.project-victor.org/noflow-devsetup
Link to Escape Pod Firmware 1.8: ota-start http://wire.my.to:81/escapepod-prod-1.8.ota
(and sorry for my accent) 😉
IMPORTANT! If you want to use the Python SDK you will need to authenticate the robot with it BEFORE you write 1.8 EP onto it.