Sharing Files With a Lego EV3 Brick Over Wifi Using Filezilla

A handy comment on the ev3dev github repository shows how easy it easy to share files between a laptop/desktop computer and a networked Lego EV3 brick over wifi.

For a brick on e, from the Filezilla File -> Site Manager… menu

Site_ManagerWe can also set the default directory on the brick (as well as on host):


From the Filezilla View -> Filename Filters… option we can hide the display of hidden files:


To copy files, simply drag them from one machine to the other:

ev3 scp

To run python files on the brick, you need to make them executable. Right-click on a Python file and select the File permissions… option:


then set the execute file permission as required:



See also: Running Python Programmes on the Lego EV3 via the EV3 File Browser for a command line/scp route for file transfer, and Setting Up PyCharm To Work With a Lego Mindstorms EV3 Brick for a guide on file synching via git checkins using the PyCharm Community Edition editor / IDE.

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...

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