VNC Connection to Tablet or Computer
 RPiKit - Raspberry Pi Learning kit   Started by Daniel Alich   2017-07-02 22:59:00 -04:00   Comments: 3    Viewed: 1867

  1. Daniel Alich
    Daniel Alich Member Staff Member

    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 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:

    Username: pi

    Password: rpikit

    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.

    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.

    Daniel Alich, 2017-07-02 22:59:00 -04:00
  2. Louis Cooke
    Louis Cooke Member
    I am having difficulty connecting to the RPiKit network. It is not showing up as an available network on my tablet. I would like to try and plug a monitor into the Raspberry Pi but, the kit cannot be removed from the case. Yes. I have it plugged into a power supply.
    Louis Cooke, 2019-01-19 11:38:12 -05:00
  3. Daniel Alich
    Daniel Alich Member Staff Member

    Although each RPiKit is checked for network connection and SD card verification, I know there may still be problems especially when editing code and working with the Raspberry Pi.

    If necessary, a "low profile" HDMI cable can be inserted and run out alongside the power wire.  You will have to unscrew the PCB to connect this HDMI cable, but it can then be left attached for future use if desired.

    Additionally, the SD card could be placed in a different Raspberry Pi (not attached to kit) to verify network connections.  Notice that the RPiKit has an additional USB WiFi adapter.  This is for a dedicated network connection for VNC alongside a network connection so that the RPi can be on the Internet as well.

    Worst case scenario, you can re-image your SD card with the .iso file found below.  This will get the operating system back to original and upon running will establish a new network connection for the Raspberry Pi.  You will have to remove the SD card and re-image it using your computer.

    Daniel Alich, 2019-03-05 08:39:51 -05:00
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