Minimal hardware for OS installation on RPi3?


#1

I managed to install the farmbot latest edition farmbot-rpi-3.0.8 on a micro SD card using Etcher and the image was burnt succesfully. I wanted to test the installation through the raspberry Pi 3 so I plugged it directly to its micro USB port into a USB 2.1A charger. The board lights up and has a solid red LED on but the WIFI network that is supposed to show up in order to set up the OS configuration is not present.

Was wondering if I need to connect the whole Arduino / buck converter etc for the RPi3 to have the WIFI responsive or should a 2.1A 5V direct power suffice (and in that case something else is wrong such as the RPi3 board or the software)? Thanx!


#2

Hmm. No green lights? if you dont have any green lights that means the image didnt get flashed properly most likely. You downloaded the .img file right?


#3

Looks like problem was solved.
I uploaded the image file incorrect for the Raspberry Pi -THREE (perhaps it would be better to give the files a more clear name to correspond with the different hardware versions). THANX!


#4

Happy it was solved! Unfortunately the name scheme for the images is pretty strict to support over the air updates for all the devices. But we can put a easier to read link for each device in the readme. Thanks for the feedback


#5

I am experiencing the same problem .Can u please tell me which version did u install


#6

I installed the version that corresponds with my Raspberry Pi 3 - hence the one called RP3. Hope that helps!


#7

Thanks…