This attached .zip file (.img file) can be used to create a new SD cards/OS image for use with your RPiKit. This will also add in all program file examples and set up a Hot Spot network through the USB WiFi adapter. Use this WiFi connection "RPiKitxxxx-AP" for your tablet and then establish the connection with VNC.
Download and unzip the attached file. You will find a .img file that can be used to create a new SD card image for use on your RPiKit. You will need to use a program like Etcher to create your SD card image and then place the new SD card in your Raspberry Pi. Allow your Raspberry Pi several minutes to unpack the image and reboot. You should notice a new network name for the VNC hotSpot as discussed below. This will be the new network for your VNC connection.
Network / VNC initial setup information and set-up instructions
Initially these steps were taken to set up the included tablet from the manufacturer and you will only need the final 2 steps to reconnect your included tablet each time you restart the RPiKit.
Step 1. Power on your tablet & connect to the “RPiKitxxxx-AP” network. You can connect to a network through the tablet “Settings”. The power button is on the right side of the tablet just below the mounting bracket.
Step 2. Look for the VNC Viewer app on your tablet or computer. If not present, you may need to find the app in the Play store and install the app on your viewing device. Open the app drawer on the home screen and look for “VNC Viewer”. This is usually on the second page due to the software that comes included with the tablets.
Step 3. Close any “first run” dialog that may appear. Then, click the circular green “+” button in the bottom right corner.
Step 4. Enter 172.24.1.1 for the address. You can name it whatever you feel like. Next, click “Create” to create this connection.
Step 5. (optional) Set “Picture quality” to “high” instead of automatic. This will give you a clearer image of your screen, but may cause a slight delay or lag in the screen broadcast.
You may receive an “Identity Check” warning, if so, click “Continue”.
Step 6. In the bottom right corner, click the green “Connect” button. Wait while it connects for the first time.
Step 7. Next you will be prompted for a user name and password. Enter them in as follows:
Be sure to turn on “Remember Password” to make connecting simpler.
Step 8. Click the “Continue” button near the top. You should see a simple tutorial. Go through it if you feel like it, but for what we’re doing, ignoring it is fine.
Step 8. You should see a preview of the Raspberry Pi’s screen. You’re all done! Use the touch screen like a touch pad, or plug in a keyboard/mouse if you’d like a better experience. You may also use the VNC viewer on any computer/laptop to have full keyboard and pointer control of your RPiKit operations. This make programming easier and the tablet can be used as a monitor.
To connect to the screen after initial setup:
Step 1. Open the app drawer and look for “VNC Viewer”.
Step 2. Click the entry you created the first time you set it up.