We’re excited to announce a new action for pisound’s button! Running the usual install commands from http://blokas.io is enough to update!
Triple-clicking it will reconfigure the WiFi of RPI3 board to behave as an Access Point (a.k.a. Wireless Router), as well as start ‘touchosc2midi’ monitor which will be ready to listen and forward MyOsc data as MIDI to other software such as puredata.
By default, the AP will appear as ‘pisound’, and the default password is ‘blokaslabs’ (without quotes). You can change the name and password by modifying /usr/local/etc/pisound/hostapd.conf Keep in mind that this file gets backed up and overwritten after reinstalling the pisound-btn software.
The default IP address of RPI3 is 172.24.1.1 which you can use for ssh, VNC or wireless OSC / MIDI data! That means that you can easily interact with your system using just your laptop or phone, no more wires apart from power supply is needed! And it gets better, if the LAN cable is connected to RPI3, it will share the Internet with the connected devices.
Triple-clicking again will revert to regular WiFi behavior.
Hi Giedrius. Thanks for your fast reply. I am using a pi3 / onboard wifi with the latest raspbian. I am not sure why it did not work in the beginning but now after some fideling and restarts AP mode works great.
Thought I’d add my experience with the triple click WiFi
First the clicks require to be pretty rapid, or they may be interpreted as single ones.
Secondly, initially it wouldn’t work. This was because I already had Wifi set up in wpa_supplicant.conf for auto connection, and this stopped the script from starting the access point correctly. The solution was to clear out the wpa_supplicant.conf network information I had added so that on startup WiFi was NOT automatically connected to my existing wireless hub. Then the triple click got the access point going correctly.
The pisound is a great bit of kit. I’ve just ordered a second one!
My pisound also doesn’t put out any wifi hotspot with triple button clicks…
i have edited wpa_supplicant.conf as blank file as advised above. however, triple button click doen’t work…
any help is appreciated.
my pisound is up to date
I have a similar issue with triple button.
Im auto connected to my Wireless router, and the triple button doesnt activate hotspot.
Does it only work when auto connect is disabled?
Im using the newest PATCHBOX. Any idea? Thanks!
If you have changed the default WiFi hotspot password, make sure you use a password that is between 8 and 63 characters, otherwise the hostapd will refuse to run. A check for this will be implemented soon in patchbox config utility.
You can check for errors by running:
sudo systemctl status hostapd
sudo journalctl -u hostapd
So Im sorry to use this thread now as I think its related to here,
but since I deleted my WIFI information from wpa_supplicant.conf,
and re-registered my WIFI settings, it takes up to 1 minute to connect to Pisound through my Routers Wifi. Hotspot connection works normal though. What could have caused this? It was working perfectly before? I have no idea where to look @Giedrius
Anyway hope its clear enough described.
Check if there’s any high CPU usage processes, on receiving SSH connection, a new process is supposed to be spawned, if the system does not have enough resources available immediately, it will get delayed.