Getting Started

Install Tools on the Raspberry Pi and interact with the Hardware

You need an SD card with a Raspbian or Ubuntu Mate Image. Look here if you need help setting up the Operating System.

Pilot-Config is a tool that sets up your Rapberry Pi as a Node and installs the Pilot Drivers that communicate to the Pilot Mainboard and configures your firmware for the modules used.

Install Pilot-Config

Create a user on You will need username and password for the pilot-config tool. Check your email to verify your email address.

  1. Install Pip3 sudo apt-get install -y python3-pip
  2. Install Pilot-Config: sudo -H pip3 install pilot-config
  3. Run: sudo pilot setup

  4. If you are running the tool for the first time, drivers are installed and a reboot is required.

  5. After reboot, re-run sudo pilot Log in with your user credentials. Inserted boards should be automatically detected and you can build and install the firmware for it.



Linux Driver

Please check that your Raspberry Pi runs a supported kernel version. You can check this by running uname -a in the Terminal. You should get a response similar to this:

Linux raspberry 4.14.50-v7+ #1122 SMP Tue Jun 19 12:26:26 BST 2018 armv7l GNU/Linux

Check if the version, in this example 4.14.50-v7+ #1122, is in the list below:

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