Direct connection to CloudBit over home network?

It is possible to send HTTP requests directly to a CloudBit on my home network, circumventing the Cloud Control? I’d like to detect its status and send signals directly.

Furthermore, is it possible to SSH into my CloudBit (even if I shouldn’t)?

@fosskers

I’d be happy to answer your questions!

Currently, the cloudBit cannot be used without our cloud server.

Also, we don’t officially support direct access to the operating system, but it’s a linux system so you could research and apply most concepts to the cloudBit.

However watch out!

If you make changes here you could affect the ability of the cloudBit to perform normally and this will void the warranty. Although, being makers, we generally encourage tinkering. You can restore/update your cloudBit firmware at any time with this tool (firmware is in the microSD): http://littlebits.cc/cloudbit-firmware

Thanks @theodore_littlebits.

Currently, the cloudBit cannot be used without our cloud server.

Why not?

it’s a linux system so you could research and apply most concepts to the cloudBit

Great, I’m on Arch myself so I know my way around. Does the CloudBit have an SSH daemon running (it probably shouldn’t, re: the massive IoT-based DDoS attacks lately)? I’d like to get in and poke around. Presumably there’s some server running that listens for requests from CloudControl, so if you’re saying that calls to the CB outside CloudControl aren’t supported, I could probably reverse engineer a way to do that.

@fosskers if you’re still looking for a solution, you may find https://github.com/Hixie/localbit interesting.

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