We're testing a new operating system for the educational community. For now, we're calling it "cinch". The idea is to make it much easier to setup and connect to the Raspberry Pi Robot. You can see more here.
Cinch puts up a wifi network called "dex" that can be connected to directly over wifi, no network setup needed. Simply login to the SSID, and in your browser connect to "http://10.10.10.10".
Cinch can be used for Chromebooks with the Raspberry Pi, and for the Raspberry Pi Zero!
See the instructions for how to get setup with Cinch and more detailed instructions on how to use Cinch here.
Cinch can be downloaded here.
Is there a reason why built in wifi is disabled on Pi 3 on the cinch flavor?
Simplicity for the user, and ease of trouble-shooting for those of us helping customers out. We want to be able to provide the same experience, and understand exactly what's going on, for every customer no matter the board they're using. Best John
Awesome thanks John that makes sense, I enabled and looked at the setup and didn't see anything so just wanted to make sure!
Will cinch be available for the Pi 3 using the integrated wifi instead of the wifi dongle currently used in cinch?
Hi @softpi it may in the future be available.