Install Pi In The Sky software

This is a tutorial for how to install the software that runs on the Pi In The Sky expansion board. The board can be purchased here, and its relevant website is here.

Establish a connection to your Pi (see tutorial). > text < indicates what to write in the terminal/command line, pressing enter for each <.

1) Edit raspi-config settings:

> sudo raspi config <

Edit the following settings:

  1. Expand Filesystem
  2. Enable Camera
  3. Advanced Options –> Enable SPI
  4. Advanced Options –> Enable I2C
  5. Advanced Options –> Disable Serial shell
  6. Advanced Options –> Disable devtree
  7. (Optional) Advanced Options –> Change Hostname

Finish, and > sudo reboot < to reboot the Pi. Restablish connection.

2) Update and upgrade existing software:

> sudo apt-get update < > sudo apt-get uprade < This may take a while.

3) Install WiringPi, which allows interaction with Pi’s GPIO ports:
> cd ~ < > git clone git://drogon.net/wiringPi < > cd wiringPi < > sudo ./build <

4) Install SSDV Software, to enable us to transmit images over the radio link:

> cd ~ < > git clone https://github.com/fsphil/ssdv.git < > cd ssdv < > sudo make install <

5) Install PITS software

> cd ~ < > git clone https://github.com/PiInTheSky/pits.git < > cd pits < > sudo ./build <

This last stage will mean that the tracking software is run each time the Pi boots. To disable this, comment out or remove the file /etc/init.d/tracker

Source: http://www.pi-in-the-sky.com/index.php?id=sd-card-image-from-scratch

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