One of the great features of webcontrol is that it runs as a webserver and as such can be loaded by a phone, by another laptop, or tablet to control your maslow or by the machine connected to Maslow.
A couple quick questions because maybe I didn’t ask good starting questions. Here’s a couple and hopefully some entry-level information.
- Is webcontrol running on the machine connected to the maslow?
webcontrol must be on the machine connected to the maslow or it will never do anything other than look for the controller (arduino mega that actually moves the motors). It sounds like you have this part working, but if it isn’t finding the controller, you either need to plug it in or get to the web page and tell it where to find the controller… probably the second one.
- Is the web browser running on the same machine connected to the maslow?
the web browser will only open the local host page if it is in fact running on the local computer that webcontrol is running on. Local host isn’t a file, it is a reference to the machine you are using. If you are using webcontrol remotely over the network, then you need to find the IP address of that machine. If it is linux, you can do an config command from a terminal window and it should list out the ip address for the different interfaces. or you can click on the network icon on the screen somewhere looks like two boxes connected or a wifi symbol
and then if you click on the “connection information” item
look for the IP address. in your browser, put the ip address and “:5000”
would be the one for my machine I’m using.