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  • Parsec is another good option; especially, for gaming or viewing videos [https://www.parsecgaming.com/]. It is primarily designed to connect to a gaming host computer though (it should work with most mid-level PCs). I tested it with my work computer and was even able to work on SolidWorks (there were some quirks rotating objects, but nothing too bad) and stream a video at the same time without any issues on a Pi 3. I tested Parsec with Fortnite and PUBG with a Pi 3B+, the setup works fine if you lower your graphics and there is a small lag from the server connection (3-5 ms with Ethernet); overall very playable (I averaged 30-45 fps).

    The installation is extremely simple:

    https://support.parsecgaming.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002699012-Setting-Up-On-Raspberry-Pi-Raspbian-

  • This is very useful when developing and stress testing sensors on the Pi. Instead of running back and forth between computers, I can connect to the Pi from one computer.

    Connecting remotely over the internet is also a nice feature. I had to do some updates to a remote Pi connected to an installation that was about 20 minutes away. This saved me a lot of time. =)

  • Use VNC over Local Network addendum - This Remote Desktop on the RPi with VNC works with a Pi going through a switch to a PC. It does NOT work with a Pi , using an Ethernet (RJ45) cable directly connected to a PC.

    After the last sentence in the Enable VNC Server add the following steps (this was done with the 10-9-2018 build of Raspbian, after completing sudo rpi-update). 1) on the Pi, the VNC icon should display in the upper right hand corner. Double click and open Options. 2) Select Security Tab > Change Authentication to VNC Password 3) Users & Permission tab > change password to Standard User 4) set password

  • Shawn says "Note: The Raspberry Pi Zero W should also work with this tutorial, if you want a smaller option for your project. "

    I say, good luck if you want more than one. I recently tried buying a second one here, multiple months and orders after I bought my first one from SF and was told that the RPi foundation has decreed that I may never ever buy a second Zero W board from SF. Nice to know that the spirit of Kafka lives on at RPi (that bunch of giant insects).

    • That's discouraging to hear that purchasing more than one RPi Zero W is nigh impossible. Part of the reason I'm making these tutorials for the RPi (the bigger model) is that I'm still hearing that the Zero models are tough to obtain. :-/


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