Hi @etellman! First I want to say what your doing is the most amazing way I’ve heard of using the Raspberry Pi. Keep up the good work!
I’m not sure on how prison WiFi rules work. I know you said WiFi isn’t allowed, but what about a hotspot created from the GoPiGo? If that’s not allowed skip down to Option 3. No point reading the first two options.
There is multiple ways to do this. You could manually set it up, but that is hard. The easiest way would be to use Cinch
It on boot, no setup required creates a hotspot. You then connect and can use ssh, vnc, or the method described in the link.
Also there is DexterOS. It is a lot simpler than normal Raspbian. In fact all it really does is create a hotspot on boot and serve a webpage you connect to. You then can program in python.
If what I described still violates the rules
Then your still in luck!!!
You can plug the robot into the computer directly with ethernet. You’ll need Raspbian for Robots and a PC with windows. Technically possible with a Mac or Linux, but a complete pain. Stick to windows unless you have a lot of free time to kill. Anyways it is all documented here: