How to Use Remote Desktop on the Raspberry Pi with VNC

Contributors: Shawn Hymel
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Resources and Going Further

If you would like to dig deeper into the details of RealVNC, we recommend looking at its docs page.

While RealVNC comes pre-installed on Raspbian, there are other Linux-based VNC applications out there that you could try. Here are some alternatives:

If you don't have any sort of network access for your Raspberry Pi, you can have your Pi host its own network by becoming a WiFi access point! This will allow you to connect to your Pi from another computer via SSH, VNC, etc. without relying on other networking equipment (e.g. routers).

Setting up a Raspberry Pi 3 as an Access Point

April 23, 2018

This guide will show you how to configure a Raspberry Pi as an access point and connect it to your local Ethernet network to share Internet to other WiFi devices.

Ready to develop some Python programs on your Pi? Our Getting Started guide will walk you through writing your own Python code to control hardware:

Python Programming Tutorial: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

June 27, 2018

This guide will show you how to write programs on your Raspberry Pi using Python to control hardware.

Looking for some inspiring Raspberry Pi projects? We recommend checking out these tutorials:

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Raspberry Pi Zero Helmet Impact Force Monitor

How much impact can the human body handle? This tutorial will teach you how to build your very own impact force monitor using a helmet, Raspberry Pi Zero, and accelerometer!

Setting Up the Pi Zero Wireless Pan-Tilt Camera

This tutorial will show you how to assemble, program, and access the Raspberry Pi Zero as a headless wireless pan-tilt camera.

Using Flask to Send Data to a Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use the Flask framework for Python to send data from ESP8266 WiFi nodes to a Raspberry Pi over an internal WiFi network.

Raspberry Pi Stand-Alone Programmer

This tutorial will show you how to use a headless Raspberry Pi to flash hex files onto AVR microcontrollers as a stand-alone programmer. It also tells the story about production programming challenges, how SparkFun came to this solution, and all the lessons learned along the way.