Connect to Your Raspberry Pi Robot From a Chromebook

Introduction: Connect to Your Raspberry Pi Robot From a Chromebook

Cinch is the perfect operating system if you want to us your Raspberry Pi Robot (such as the GoPiGo, BrickPi, or GrovePi) with a Chromebook. With a Chromebook and Cinch running on a Raspberry Pi, you can quickly setup and control robots, program robots, and do everything you might want to with the Raspberry Pi.

Step 1: Materials Needed

Step 2: Setup Your Raspberry Pi

1. Insert the microSD Card with Cinch installed into the Raspberry Pi.

2. Place the Dexter Industries wifi dongle into the Raspberry Pi.

3. Power up the Raspberry Pi.

Step 3: Connect Through Your Chromebook

4. After a few minutes, select the wifi network from your Chromebook called “dex”. Select to connect to it.

5. In your browser, type “”

6. Form your browser select noVNC.

7. Enter your password (the default is robots1234)

8. You are connected!

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    3 Discussions


    4 years ago

    What about all the code included with Raspbian for Robots? Are you saying replace all that with another OS? Couldn't you use an app for Chrome to SSH into the GoPiGo from a Chromebook? Maybe I'm not understanding the advantage here.


    Reply 4 years ago

    Sorry, didn't realize Cinch is a version of Raspbian for Robots.


    Reply 4 years ago

    Hey Darrell, looks like you got it! This tutorial is based on Cinch; we have a link above to show how you can download it!