Hello fellow Kano friends! I have been scratching my head on this one, reviewing YouTube videos, and reading all of the material on the site here…but I’m still thrown by an issue with the internet connection. I’m wondering if there is a misunderstanding on my side and if someone here could help clear this up for me.
I recently bought a Pixel Kit, love it, and I do not believe it is having any issues. So far so good! It connects to my WiFi at home. I can send creations to the Pixel whether it is plugged in via USB to my computer OR just via WiFi. If I make a creation that reaches out to the internet, such as the Weather Window, the Pixel responds correctly while connected (USB or WiFi) to my computer. When the Kano app is NOT running on my computer, the app on the Kano does NOT connect to the internet and update as expected. The second I connect with the Kano app? It will display correctly. I reset and reconfigured my Pixel and laptop to talk on a different WiFi network just to rule out my home router as an issue. No change in behavior.
I noticed a YouTube review where the person showed the Pixel displaying the correct weather while it was tethered to their computer and it made me wonder if I made an assumption. I assumed the Pixel would connect to a single WiFi network (per the setup), without being connected to a computer. Is that true? Or does the Pixel need to be connected to the Kano app in order to make Internet requests?
The more I thought about it, I could see the security reasons (focusing on kids here) as to why the Pixel does not work like that without the Kano app running.
Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!