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The bite-sized Raspberry Pi is often recognized as a cheap entry point into do-it-yourself digital signage thanks to its low price.
For the unfamiliar, Raspberry Pi’s are mini-computers that plug into digital displays and allow you to stream content, among other things.
It’s also beloved for its community of active users that put out loads of tutorials and discussions that help tinkerers and DIY hardware aficionados learn the ropes of digital signage.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to use Fugo with your Raspberry PI for digital signage.
Let’s get started!
1. Download the image
Download the zipped image from https://github.com/OutOfAxis/fugo-raspberrypi/releases/download/1.0.0/fullpageos.zip
2. Unzip the file
3. Write the unzipped image onto the RPi flash drive (e.g using balenaEtcher)
1. Click Flash from file
2. Select the extracted image
3. Click Select target
4. Select your SD-disk
5. Click Flash
6. If you’re a Mac user, the OS will ask for a password
7. Then wait
4. Configure your WiFi
You can do this in one of two ways: creating a WiFi hotspot or editing the file.
Create a WiFi hotspot with your RPi
Our Raspberry Pi image supports an auto-hotspot feature which allows you to configure your Raspberry Pi's WiFi connection using any other WiFi-enabled device (much like the way a Chromecast or similar device can be configured.)
Here's how to do that:
1. Boot up your Raspberry Pi
2. Connect to the "Fugo RPi" access point using any other WiFi enabled device
3. Navigate to http://10.0.0.1 in a web browser
4. There will be a notification saying that the WiFi doesn’t have an internet connection - tap on it.
5. Tap YES on the popup asking if you'd like to stay connected to the WiFi.
6. Go back to the browser
7. If the list of WiFi networks is empty, refresh the page
8. Select the WiFi network you'd like your Raspberry Pi to connect to from the drop down list and enter its wireless password on the page provided.
💡 If no encryption is enabled, leave the password box blank. You may also manually specify your network information by clicking on the "manual SSID entry ->" link.
9. Click the Submit button.
10. At this point your Raspberry Pi will reboot and connect to the access point specified
Editing the file
You can also configure your WiFi by editing the
If you get no picture via HDMI, try uncommenting the hdmi_safe=1 option in the config.txt file.
5. Pair your screen to Fugo
From here, you’ll need to follow the steps for pairing your screen to Fugo CMS. You can find instructions for that here.
💡 Helpful Notes:
The first launch may take a bit longer than normal, as RPi will restart a few times before Fugo shows up on your screen.
If you want to change other options in that file (for example, common display options, hardware configuration options, boot options, etc...) please see: https://www.raspberrypi.com/documentation/computers/config_txt.html
If you have any questions regarding setup, publishing, or hardware, you can contact our support team any time at email@example.com.