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 amescon.com 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.

Troubleshooting

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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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