Now that more and more people are using ev3dev thanks to LEGO Education’ EV3 MicroPyhton a few might find in need to change their bricks’s names.
Until that feature is available at BrickMan level, this is
the a way:
- access the ev3dev shell either through SSH (puTTY) or Visual Studio Code – don’t forget that the default user is ‘robot’ and it’s password is ‘maker’
- change te hostname with command ‘sudo hostnamectl set-hostname NAME’
- restart avahi service with command ‘sudo service avahi-daemon restart’
David Lechner pointed me to the ‘ev3dev-config’ tool having also an option for this purpose:
4 Advanced Options Configure advanced settings
A1 Hostname Set the visible name for this ev3dev device on a network
This can all be done from Visual Studio Code through the EV3DEV Device Browser plugin – I wrote a detailed visual explanation for those less confortable with above explanation.