Accessing the interface

Mirte has two interfaces: the web interface and the linux terminal through SSH. With the web interface one is able to program the robot in Blockly and Python, while Python and ROS are your options when connected with SSH.

Web Interface

The web interface can be accessed by opening your favorite browser and going to http://mirte.local. This will bring you to the web interface.


On Linux and MacOS you can SSH by opening a terminal. On Windows you could the optional built-in SSH client (Windows 10/11), use Putty, or MobaXTerm. You can connect to Mirte via SSH (first time login password is ‘mirte_mirte’):

$ ssh mirte@mirte.local


In this tutorial we will use ‘$’ when the command needs to be executed on your own machine, while we use ‘mirte$’ when a command needs to be executed on the Mirte robot.

The first time you login you will be prompted to change your password. After changing this your connection will be lost and you have to reconnect using the same command. Please note that this will not change the Wifi password of the robot.

Keybased SSH login

When frequently connecting to the terminal it might be useful to connect to Mirte without passwords using shared keys. This can be done easily if you connect from another terminal (so only on MaxOS and Linux) on your local machine. You can set this up in the following way.

On Mirte:

mirte$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -q -P ""

On your own machine:

$ ssh-copy-id mirte@mirte.local