Quick Start Guide RevPi Compact

A warm welcome to the RevPi community! As you’re now here, you’ve obviously just received your RevPi Compact Module.

Let’s get started, tear open the box (if you haven’t done so already)! You should find the following in the package:

  • 1 x RevPi Compact
  • 1 x plug for the power supply

Connecting

For your project you can use different connections. You can find out which ones are available here.

  • Install your module in this order:
  • Connect the devices that you need for your project. Should you like to use your RevPi Core without a separate monitor/keyboard, the instructions can be found here.
  • Mount your RevPi module if necessary on a DIN rail.
  • Connect up to the power supply. To do so you need a 24V mains adapter and suitable cable (size 0.35-2.5 mm²). Take care that your RevPi modules are correctly connected. Also connect the functional earth.
  • Important! Do not switch on the power until all cables are correctly connected. The pin assignment can be found here.Great, your hardware has now been correctly installed. Now let’s activate everything.

We and the community are constantly working on making our software even better, more comfortable and safer for you.
Therefore, install all available updates before you start your project. This ensures that you are always up to date with the security-relevant features.

Operating system

When working with your RevPi Connect you use a Linux operating system. If you haven’t had much to do with Linux up until now, you can find a short introduction on the subject here.

PLEASE NOTE
The keyboard layout is german (qwertz) by default. If you are using an english keyboard (qwerty), the “y” and “z” keys are swapped. Keep that in mind when entering a password containing those letters. You can update your keyboard configuration by changing the configuration file. You can open this file by using “sudo raspi-config” command.

Programs

The following software is currently available for you to realise your project:
• With Phyton you can write your own programmes.
• With PiCtory you can create a configuration file for your RevPi modules.
• With logiCAD3 you can create handlers.

Should you have any problems, help can be found here. You can get in touch with our experts and other RevPi users in our Forum.