Raspberry Pi Installation
A Pre-Built Raspberry Pi image is available for ease of installation.
Downloading the Pi Image
Download the latest release of the PhotonVision Raspberry image (.xz file) from the releases page. You do not need to extract the downloaded ZIP file.
Make sure you download the image that ends in ‘-RasberryPi.xz’.
Flashing the Pi Image
An 8GB or larger card is recommended.
Use Balena Etcher to flash an image onto a Raspberry Pi. Select the downloaded
.zip file, select your microSD card, and flash.
For more detailed instructions on using Etcher, please see the Etcher website.
Using an older version of Balena Etcher may cause bootlooping (the system will repeatedly boot and restart) when imaging your Raspberry Pi. Updating to the latest Balena Etcher will fix this issue.
If you are using a non-standard Pi Camera connected to the CSI port, additional configuration may be required.
Insert the flashed microSD card into your Raspberry Pi and boot it up. The first boot may take a few minutes as the Pi expands the filesystem. Be sure not to unplug during this process.
After the initial setup process, your Raspberry Pi should be configured for PhotonVision. You can verify this by making sure your Raspberry Pi and computer are connected to the same network and navigating to
http://photonvision.local:5800 in your browser on your computer.
Troubleshooting/Setting a Static IP
A static IP address may be used as an alternative to the mDNS
Download and run Angry IP Scanner to find PhotonVision/your coprocessor on your network.
Once you find it, set the IP to a desired static IP in PhotonVision.
Download the latest stable xxxxx-LinuxArm64.jar from our releases page, go to the settings tab, and upload the .jar using the Offline Update button.
As an alternative option - Export your settings, reimage your coprocessor using the instructions above, and import your settings back in.