A warm welcome to the RevPi community! As you’re now here, you’ve obviously just received your RevPi Connect Module.
- Let’s get started, tear open the box (if you haven’t done so already)!
- 1 x RevPi Connect Modul
- 1 x plug for the power supply
- 2 x PiBridge/ConnectBridge covers to protect unused PiBridge/ConnectBridge connectors
Here you will find out what PiBridge connectors are and which connections you have available on your RevPi Connect.
Install your module in this order:
- Connect the devices that you need for your project (e.g. monitor, RevPi DIO…). Should you like to use your RevPi Connect 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.
- Connect the RevPi to the Internet and log in to the console or via ssh. Then enter the following commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
- First of all, save your memory contents.
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 NOTEThe 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.
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.