Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi Zero are ready to go!
We’ve put together this guide to set up and run a basic low-level Raspberry Pi and Pi Zero app on your Raspberry Pi.
You can get the code and resources for these apps here, but you’ll also need an SD card that fits your Pi and a USB dongle to charge it.
The Pi Zero is a simple app that shows a map of the surrounding area, and the Pi 3 is a more advanced app that takes a few different kinds of data and generates a 3D map of a whole city.
Both apps work with a range of data, from Google Maps to Yelp reviews to public transit data to YouTube videos.
Let’s get started!
Download the Pi Zero and Pi 3 app on GitHub (Pi Zero is for Android, Pi 3 for iOS) and download the Pi 2 and Pi 2 Lite apps from GitHub (Both are for Android).
Open a command prompt window.
(We recommend typing sudo apt-get install pi-sensors to install the sensors and pi-graphics packages.)
Navigate to /etc/default/pi-sensor and uncomment the line that reads: sudo defaults write com.google.gmaps.maps sudo defaults commit and exit the file.
Install the SD card and dongles for your Pi: sudo apt install xserver-xorg-video-intel sudo apt update sudo apt systemctl enable xserver.service sudo systemctl start xserver If your Raspberry PI has a USB keyboard or mouse, you can plug your device into your computer and connect it to your Pi by typing sudo keyboard pi-dev.
If you don’t have a USB mouse, try using the Xfce desktop or the Xubuntu Desktop.
Open the Pi Senses app on the Pi.
From the app’s menu bar, choose Tools.
Under the Applications section, you’ll see a list of all the applications you installed on your Pi.
If all of them have an icon with the word ‘pi’, that means you have an official Pi app on it.
If not, try rebooting your Pi with sudo systemd.
Reboot your Pi to get to the Pi sensors and dongs: sudo systemf -t pi-sense sudo systemt -t rpi-sense Restart your Pi or reboot the Pi to apply the changes.
To set up your Pi 3, open the Pi’s SD card.
Select your Pi from the list, and you’ll be asked to set the name.
You’ll also have to select a USB network name.
If your Pi is using an Ethernet connection, select it from the dropdown menu.
If the name you set is different from the default, you won’t be able to access the Pi apps until you update the Pi app.
From there, you’re ready to get started.
Open a Command Prompt window.
sudo systemp -s sudo defaults Write com.apple.sdcard.sd card.img sudo defaults add com.rpi.sdcards.card sudo defaults remove com.bluetooth.sd-card.img Reboot your Raspberry and Pi and you’re set.
If it’s working, you should see a map with a red dot and an arrow pointing towards the right.
If that’s the case, the apps are running.
If they’re not, it’s because your Raspberry doesn’t have enough memory.
Try rebooting again.
Reboot and you should be back in the app.
The app should display a red circle with a blue dot.
Press the circle and you can change the resolution.
To change the width of the dot, press and hold the left and right keys.
To adjust the dot’s color, you have to move the left mouse button.
To zoom out to the whole map, use the right mouse button, as shown in the screenshot below.
To stop using the compass, press the spacebar.
If this isn’t working, restart your Pi, reboot, and try again.
You should be able start and stop the apps without any problems.