Problem: Having two or more Norns Shields and they all show up with the same name (
norns) on your network.
Solution: Change the device hostname
Note: The procedure below is geared specifically towards raspberry pi’s running the norns software stack (i.e. norns shield or fates devices).
For a more general description for any raspberry pi please see this tutorial
The easiest way to handle this is with a terminal application using SSH. Login to your device (norns docs for reference)
This brings up a “graphical” interface to configure various aspects of the Raspberry Pi system.
Use your arrow keys to navigate, select the second item
Network Options and press enter.
Press enter again for
Hostname and answer
OK to the prompt.
Then enter a new hostname and hit enter.
Right arrow twice to select
Finish hit enter again and then confirm
yes to reboot
After reboot, your device will have a new name on your network.
From MacOS you might see them show up a Shared devices (norns devices have SAMBA networking enabled, but this might not apply to other Raspberry Pi devices by default)
Using .local notation
This change will also allow you use the new hostname and
.local notation to access Maiden or use SFTP.
In my case I changed the hostname to
shield and now I can use
http://shield.local/maiden to access maiden on that device instead of the IP address.