Remotely access the PYNQ-Z1 board at school


I’d like to inquiry if you have the experience of working from home in using the PYNQ FPGA board remotely. Due to the prevention of the second wave in COVD19, we need to set up the PYNQ board in the lab at school and let students remotely access from home.

Does anyone have such experience or comment or what software we need to install on the PYNQ to enable the remote access via internet instead of the intranet?

Thank you

I imagine the easiest way to do it is to set up a computer you can log into remotely.
Set the Pynq up so that you can access Jupyter Notebook on that computer.

Then using Team Viewer or Remote Desktop you can log into that computer and access it.
Although, there is likely a more sophisticated way of doing it, but I’m guessing it would be tricky.

A board running PYNQ is basically a mini Linux computer. You already access PYNQ via a network.
You would set it up for remote access in the same way as any other Linux machine.

You need to make sure that the board is accessible externally from the university network.
Jupyter on PYNQ runs on port 9090 by default. You would need to make sure this port is open on your network for remote access.

I hope this is obvious, but you should also check you are allowed to put the board on the network.


Thank you very much.