Guide for displaying PinToMind on Raspberry Pi

💡This is information for setting up and using equipment for PinToMind. Although we have an instruction, it is not a recommendation. Find information about equipment we recommend, on our website.


🛒It may be a good idea to buy a Raspberry Pi starter kit, as you will get the equipment you need in one package. Otherwise, you will need the following parts to run PinToMind on a Raspberry Pi:

- Raspberry Pi
- Power adapter
- Micro SD-card
- HDMI to micro HDMI-cable 
- Cabinet (Optional, but recommended)
- Windows or Mac with SD-card-input

❗️ NOTE! We recommend following all the steps in the wizard, even if you already have a Raspberry Pi operating system installed on the SD card, as this reduces the risk of errors. Note that this erases everything on the SD card. If you do not want this, jump down to the instructions below, "For Mac" / "For Windows". 


📽  IMPORTANT! Raspberry Pi has low performance when using video. Here you will find a list of equipment that is compatible with video.

If all the conditions above are in place, let's start! 😊

Download Raspberry Pi Imager ( https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/) for your operating system.

  • Select Raspberry Pi OS 32 bit, followed by the SD-card you have put in your PC/Mac.

Press ctrl+shift+x to get to "Advanced options".

  1. Select "Disable overscan".
  2. Select "Set hostname" and write a recognizable and unique name - You need this in the following steps!
  3. Select "Enable SSH", and set a password for pi user.
  4. Select "Configure wifi" and write the password for your wifi network (optional). 
  5. Select "Set locale settings".
  6. Select "Skip first-run wizard" and click "SAVE"

  • Click "WRITE" (Mac users must provide access by entering the user's password).

  • When done, plug the SD card into the Pi, turn on the power, and connect the HDMI cable.

For Mac

  • Once the Raspberry Pi has started, open the terminal on your Mac.
  • In the terminal window, write: 
  1. "ssh pi@name-you-chose-earlier.local"
  2. At the next point, write "yes".
  3. And the password you set earlier.

  • You know that you are in when the line starts with "pi@name-you-chose-earlier:~ $".
  • Run the following command in the terminal:
/bin/bash "$(curl -fsSL https://app.pintomind.com/pi/install.sh > install.sh | echo install.sh)"
  • The Pi will now download all the updates and set itself up to display PinToMind in kiosk mode. When done, it restarts itself.

    Thats it! The Raspberry Pi launches, enter your screen code and the device is ready to display PinToMind.
    The screen-code is 5-6 letters and numbers in the end of the screen-address. You can find this in your list of screens. (i.e. http://app.pintomind.com/ABC123)


For Windows

  • Once the Raspberry Pi has started, log on to your Windows machine.
  1. Open "Settings" -> "Apps" -> "Optional features" -> "Add a feature"
  2. In the search field, write "OpenSSH Client".
  3. Select the app and click "Install".

  4. Open the command line that can be done by searching "Command prompt"
  5. Type  "ssh pi@name-you-chose-earlier.local" in the command line
  6. At the next point, write "yes".
  7. And the password you set earlier. 
    • You know that you are in when the line starts with "pi@name-you-chose-earlier:~ $".
    • Run the following command in the terminal:
  8. /bin/bash "$(curl -fsSL https://app.pintomind.com/pi/install.sh > install.sh | echo install.sh)"
    	
    • The Pi will now download all the updates and set itself up to display PinToMind in kiosk mode. When done, it restarts itself.

      Thats it! The Raspberry Pi launches, enter your screen code and the device is ready to display PinToMind.
      The screen-code is 5-6 letters and numbers in the end of the screen-address. You can find this in your list of screens. (i.e. http://app.pintomind.com/ABC123)