Remote to raspberry pi

Hi,
I'm just waiting for an answer to my question before I buy a Vidor, and I was looking around the site, and saw that I could remote into my raspberry pi and use the Web IDE.
I've gotten that set up and now I'm just scratching my head...
what can I do now that it's connected?

What do YOU want to do is the real question.
Fine you have the Arduino IDE running on a Pi.
Do you know what the IDE is for ?

The IDE is used to write programs (SKETCHES) for boards that you connect to the IDE so that you can upload them.
The IDE has a serial monitor too that many people find useful to pass data from the board to the real world in one form or another.

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I know what an IDE is for.
I’m just wondering what the point is, now that I have it up and running. I can use the PC that I’m using to write this message to write sketches.
Is it just another option?

What about that forum topic answers my question? Nothing I’ve seen so far.
Don’t need troubleshooting either, thanks. Just wondering what everyone else has done, and if there are starter projects (which i’ve found by googling).

Thanks anyway.

If I understand correctly, @laserbeak43 is talking about the Arduino Create feature that allows you to add Linux SBCs like the Raspberry Pi as boards in Device Manager and then control those boards via Arduino Create and program then with Arduino sketches via Arduino Web Editor:

Is that what you're doing @laserbeak43?

Forum topic is. Remote to raspberrraspberry pi.
You can request things from web pages.
You can send things like temperature or the status of what evver swswitch or such.

All the answers offered so far are valid responses.
That's why I offered the links so that you could get an idea of what and how to post a better question as a new user.

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ballscrewbob:
All the answers offered so far are valid responses.
That's why I offered the links so that you could get an idea of what and how to post a better question as a new user.

Bob.

The quality of the question dictates the quality of the response.
I was a bit unsure of the exact question myself.

pert:
If I understand correctly, @laserbeak43 is talking about the Arduino Create feature that allows you to add Linux SBCs like the Raspberry Pi as boards in Device Manager and then control those boards via Arduino Create and program then with Arduino sketches via Arduino Web Editor:

Is that what you're doing @laserbeak43?

Thanks for pointing this info out. I have a good idea of what's available to build with now.
Much appreciated.

You're welcome. I'm glad if I was able to be of assistance. I'd be interested to hear what your experiences are with this feature of Arduino Create. I've never used it and we don't seem to hear much about it here on the forum. I have some Raspberry Pi Zeros hanging around, so I might have to give it a try one of these days.

Can someone summarize (dumb down) what all this was (finally) about?

I dont know anything about Arduino Create either… nor how it has any connection with an RPi?

So what is the outcome here?

  • This is just about installing the Arduino IDE on an RPi? (so that it can be used to progrma/upload code to a connected Arduino via RPi USB port?)

  • This is for actually programming the RPi? (what? Like for GPIO purposes or something? please expand?)

  • Or this is some sort of web based IDE/editor, for…??

** And this is a PAID option? (not free?)

Thanks!

xl97:
I dont know anything about Arduino Create

Arduino Create is Arduino's cloud platform. It includes the Arduino Web Editor (which is a cloud based alternative to the Arduino IDE), Arduino IoT Cloud (which provides a cloud-based GUI to visualize data from and control specific Arduino boards), Arduino Project Hub (which is like Instructables, but curated by Arduino employees and only Arduino projects), and Device Manager.

Among other things, Device Manager allows you to connect SBC computers like the Raspberry Pi to Arduino Create. You do this by installing some software on the SBC named arduino-connector.

Once you have your SBC connected to Arduino Create, you can do several things. The coolest is that you can compile and upload standard Arduino sketches to your SBC over the Internet, via Arduino Web Editor, just like you would do with a standard Arduino board. The sketch then runs on your SBC.

Arduino Create has a dashboard for your SBC that allows you to remotely install packages, run Docker containers, activate or deactivate any of the sketches that you have uploaded, and see how much disk space an memory is used.

xl97:

  • This is just about installing the Arduino IDE on an RPi? (so that it can be used to progrma/upload code to a connected Arduino via RPi USB port?)

No. This is not about running the Arduino IDE on a RPi. This is about using an RPi like an Arduino board.

xl97:

  • Or this is some sort of web based IDE/editor, for...........................................??

Using this system, you can only compile and upload sketches for your RPi using Arduino Web Editor. The functionality is not available for the standard Arduino IDE. There is a 3rd party alternative you can use with the standard Arduino IDE:

but I haven't tried it.

xl97:
** And this is a PAID option? (not free?)

Using the free Arduino Create plan, you can have 1 cloud-enabled Linux device. If you upgrade to the paid Maker plan, you can have 3 cloud-enabled Linux devices:

so it is a free option, though you might decide you want to get a paid plan if you like the feature and decide you want to connect multiple RPis to Arduino Create.

@pert

Awesome breakdown. thanks!

What are the advantages of programming the Pi using Arduino Create?

Can you create a GUI?

ieee488:
What are the advantages of programming the Pi using Arduino Create?

Probably just that if you are more experienced with the Arduino programming language, the Arduino core API, and the API of the standard Arduino libraries (EEPROM, Ethernet, LiquidCrystal, SD, SPI, SoftwareSerial, Stepper, USBHost, WiFi, Wire) than with any of the other options for programming a Pi, this will make things very familiar and easy for you.

ieee488:
Can you create a GUI?

I should make it clear again that I don't have any actual experience with this. There are bundled versions of the WiFi and Ethernet libraries for the Linux boards, so you can definitely make a GUI in a webserver. Keep in mind, this isn't really about having a monitor, keyboard, and mouse connected to your RPi and using it like a regular computer. This is more about running the RPi headless in an embedded application.

pert:
I'd be interested to hear what your experiences are with this feature of Arduino Create. I've never used it and we don't seem to hear much about it here on the forum. I have some Raspberry Pi Zeros hanging around, so I might have to give it a try one of these days.

Hi,
Sorry, but I was just preparing to use my UNO that I haven't touched in years and was considering buying a Vidor, as my Altera DE-2 just decided to go missing and stumbled upon it. Decided to try it out as I had nothing else to do. I don't have any projects planned for it now, but now that I know what it's generally used for (thanks) I can plan.