Hope you are doing well! On our side, we are always working for you 🙂 Today we’re releasing the updated Web Control Panel for UDOO NEO.
First of all, type the following commands in the terminal
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
in order to download the updated version of the Web Control Panel.
If you still encounter problems in having the UDOO NEO Web Control Panel working, here it is a fresh new videotutorial.
And now, let’s talk about what’s new.
The entire Web Control Panel has been refined in order to offer a shining user experience both on desktop and mobile devices.
But apart from aesthetics and usability, the Web Control Panel now presents new functionalities.
As always, you can check the devices and peripherals UDOO NEO is connected to, such as Ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and their IP – except Bluetooth: that’s a work-in-progress.
By clicking on the Board Info panel you can check the name you gave to the board, its model, its Mac Address and verify whether the board is connected to Internet or not.
The section called Sensors, as usual, shows you the values registered by the UDOO NEO built-in 9-axis motion sensors.
The button First Start will send you to the namesake section into the documentation of UDOO NEO. We thought that always having the docs at your fingertips would have been handy, wouldn’t it?
The button called Tutorials is actually a link to a page where you can run two exemplative Arduino sketches, Blink and Fade, on Cortex-M4 directly through the Web Control Panel.
Docs, as you can imagine, brings you to the documentation of UDOO NEO. A little consideration: the docs you’ll be brought to is offline. This way you can give it a look even where the connection is unreliable, like always happens at crowded hackathons.
The button Remote Terminal is a link to an offline section of the documentation dedicated to SSH , while the button Remote Desktop does the same for VNC.
Inside the Arduino section you’ll see the two aforementioned sketches, Blink and Fade, and you’ll be able to run them directly on the board.
But overall, we’ve added a new, supercool feature: Arduino Editor!
Through Arduino Editor you will be able to write your Arduino sketch inside the Web Control Panel and upload it directly on the Arduino-compatible microcontroller on UDOO NEO.
This is a little something for you to work around the not yet implemented programmability of Cortex-M4 from an external PC. We’re working on it and we’ll release it before Christmas.
Guess what? This brings you to the docs of UDOO NEO. Offline docs actually.
Through the Quick Configuration tool you’ll be able to give a name to your board and select a Wi-Fi. The selected Wi-Fi will remain the default one, even after reboot, assuming that you’re using the same Wi-Fi.
Finally you can access the Web Control Panel through your smartphone in a very simple, smooth way.
Just open whatever browser and type into the URL bar the IP of your Wi-Fi address. If you don’t know it, just open the Web Control Panel with your computer and check it out.
We may risk to be redudant, but as always, this is still a beta, so new functionalities are meant to be added in the future. Please, whether you’d like to give us your 2 cents or point out/correct an obnoxious bug, which is very much appreciated, open an issue/pull request on GitHub! It will really help us.