Yes the x.x.x.x:8000 has been typed out into so many browsers this year on so many courses. I know it and use it a lot. I use this approach a lot as it is the fastest way to GPIO control I know of for people walking into a room, tute, kitchen table. Join wifi (via an open stand alone router) and go directly to browser etc. I am glad it is sitting there beside / behind Cayenne. I.e. I am SOLD on WebIOPi but I am here to drive the Cayenne project angle so if you can follow some of thee following ramble…
The main reason for the top post / topic is now a little in-direct. For you guys this is Low priority, passing comment and not essential for my work. Just that I have a stack of resources and teaching materials that DIL plug connect direct to the general (physical) pins17~pin26 via a 2,5 DIL ribbon plug connector. You will see these used for WebIOPi aand Scratch GPIO and Python pin and bit bashing tutes, templates, demo projects here:
University of Shed NZ
I was asking and wonder if the pins on the Cayenne image were able to be tweaked from the start up ALT0 and SPI to general digital DI-DO for my default simple leds and switches. There is no rush for this and I realise it would be a lower priority. Just asking.
I can easy work around this and have found my DIL plug connectors sit perfectly well down the bottom of the 40 pin GPIO header on the Pi. In fact it is easier for students and teachers to locate that end of the car park than pins 17~26 in the middle of the newer 40 pin Pi header. (17~26 was just historiccally the botttom of the older Pi GPIO DIL pin header.)
Slightly separate issue… I might be missing something but I have not managed to get more than one Generic DI and one Generic DO going from the Pi GPIO pins within the Cayenne setup menu logic. I Do want to use, show off and exploit the coolness of Cayenne GUI. A video might help general uses as part of the intro etc. I have only managed the one DI and the one DO from the prescribed pins available (GPIOxxx) that come up when using the setup tool. I did try putting odd extension names / suffix / preffix in but I might be doing this at the wrong place / stage of the process.
On road in Wellywood at the moment and will be home later today ‘Opo-Time’ and get my machine plugged in again.