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For installing at the Raspberry pi you got 2 options, with our prebuild raspbian image or from scratch with an linux OS installed (Only tested and optimized with Raspbian, but should work with others).

Prebuild OS image

Our prebuild OS version can be found here :

Installing from windows :

For using our prebuild OS image you need the following:

- Win32diskimager - SD formatter - an (micro)SD card reader for your SD card - Notepad++(optional) - An unzip tool like 7zip/winrar

Steps :

Step 1 : Download the file from “

Step 2: Unzip the just downloaded file with your favourite unzip software and place the file somewhere you can find it easily later.

Step 3: Put your SD card in your reader and connect it to the PC.

Step 4: Open SDformatter and choose your microSD card as drive. WARNING : Make sure it's the correct one or you might overwrite all data on an other device!

Step 5: Click options in SD formatter and enable size adjustment. After your done click format and wait till you get the succes message!

Step 6: Open win32diskimager, again make sure you really chosen the correct device or it will destroy your data on an wrong drive. (an external HDD which shows up as normal harddrives will here be also listed, you won't be the first to delete your data by accidentally not changing it to the right drive so be warned).

Step 7: Click on the folder icon and select the file you extracted earlier. It should and in .img

Step 8: Click write and wait untill it is done.

Setting up wifi from the SD card (optional)

These steps are for setting up your wifi from the SDcard. This is optional since you can also use ethernet or setup your wifi over ethernet with the integrated wifi manager. If you don't want to set up wifi skip to step 11.

Step 9: Open up your microsd card in the windows explorer. You will find an file called octopi-network.txt. Open it with notepad++ by right clicking on it and choose to open it with notepad++ (or notepad will do fine to but will be harder to read).

Step 10: Uncomment the section that is right for your wifi configuration and fill in the correct credentials.

Step 11: Unmount your Sd card from the pc and insert it in the pi.

Step 12: power the pi and iuf everything went fine it will boot! First boot will take longer than the other boots because we have to set up quite some thing with first boot.

Hurray! Your pi is installed with Photonic3d!