Make sure your software and hardware actually work!

This is not a comprehensive set of tests but is mostly designed to ensure that your system has been properly installed.

What is Jupyter?

Jupyter lets you run POCS (and other!) commands via a web browser in the form of "notebooks". You can run these notebooks as long as you are connected to the same network as your PANOPTES unit (for an even more remote setup, check the forums!)

The installation script makes a /home/panoptes/notebooks folder that includes a TestPOCS notebook that will run through the basics of testing the unit hardware. You can see this notebook on github.

Troubleshooting: What if the Jupyter notebook doesn't respond/open ?

  • You can run pocs notebook restart to restart the notebook

  • Check the log for errors: tail -F $HOME/logs/jupyter-server.log

  • look for entry in the log: "Jupyter Server is running" at to see which port is being used. It may not be port 8888, in which case you will need to use this number to connect

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