I’m interested to start using my brickpi with my kids, and I want to start with Blocky Talky because it seems that I can use it to program the rasp-pi remotely using a browser interface. I have a wifi usb dongle for the pi. I’m a total beginner with both rasp-pi and brickpi, and I’m not familiar with linux.
Can somebody describe to me the steps on how to start using the brickpi, installing blocky talky and using it? I had visited their website and github, can somebody explain to a complete beginner what the following means:
“To install the system, run ./build to install all dependencies. To start or restart the system, run sh start.sh from the blockytalky directory. To connect to BlockyTalky, point your browser at hostname.local:5000/blockly where hostname is the hostname of your Raspberry Pi.”
If I want to dedicate a laptop for this experiment without using my home wifi, how do I setup both the laptop and rasp-pi so that they can communicate via wifi directly without going through my router?
thanks in advance to anyone who can point me in the right direction.