Wire-Pod is a solution that allows you to install a local server a Vector robot can run off instead of the “official” Digital Dream Labs servers.
Since it becomes more obvious every day that DDL cannot be trusted and it is unclear when their servers will come back up (if ever):
After some iterations and testing Zark75 released a new version of the VectorX RasPi image. VectorX is a fork of Wire-Pod that makes the installation way easier
The setup of Wire-Pod can be daunting for simple users that do not know how a RasPi or Linux work or think about a Playstation if they hear the word “console”. But thanks to a community coder named Zark75 this process now became a lot easier end even less tech-savvy people should be able to set it up.
vectorx is a new project by fforchino on Github to add new functionality to 1st generation Vectors tethered to a Wire-Pod.
Two nights ago (CEST) Wire announced a major update to Wire Pod on Discord:
Wire posted the following on Discord a few hours ago
I have a small Linux box in NUC style that works as my Wire-Pod but idles most of the time, since it is way more powerful than a RasPi.
When Digital Dream Labs took over they made a big fuzz about their “Feature Fridays” where they bragged about adding new features to Vector.
I tested to install Wire-Pod, Wire’s open source Escape Pod onto a Raspberry Pi 4, as recommended. There were some problem that I was able to solve with Wire’s help (thanks for that!) and some improvements were added to the installation process because of it.