Raspberry Pi Images
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Installing Pi Images
Under Ubuntu Linux we recommend using the GNOME Disks tool to flash images onto the Micro SD card as it has native support for xz compressed images. If you haven't installed it, simply run
sudo apt install gnome-disk-utility. Then you can double click on the downloaded image file, the GNOME Disks tool will automatically come up, and you can direct it to expand the image on to an SD card drive attached to your computer.
On other operating systems we recommend using etcher to flash images onto SD cards.
NOTE: When the Raspberry Pi boots for the first time, it resizes the file system to fill the SD card, this can make the first boot take some time.
If you want to use our image for something other than our robots, please read this document.
On a Pi3, our image comes up as a Wifi access point. The SSID is ubiquityrobotXXXX where XXXX is part of the MAC address. The wifi password is
Once connected, it is possible to log into the Pi with
ssh email@example.com with a password of
ubuntu. If you connect up a keyboard and mouse enter the password
ubuntu at the prompt.
If you are not running on one of our robots run
sudo systemctl disable magni-base to ensure that our startup scripts get disabled.
About the Pi Images
The Ubiquity Robotics Raspberry Pi images are based on Ubuntu 16.04. They are pre-installed with ROS, perfect for building your Raspberry Pi robots. Based on the wonderful work of Ubuntu Pi Flavor Makers.
The Pi Images are designed to work with the Raspberry Pi 3 (Model B and B+) and Raspberry Pi 4B, we do not test on any other Pi's. They are known to not work at all on the Original Pi and the Pi Zero.
Like Our Raspberry Pi Images?
Then you will probably also like our robots. Learn more on our website
You can also support the image developers by donating
The distribution is hosted, maintained and distributed without any charge to anyone. We do request, however, that if you are using it for academic or research purposes that you email us a copy of / link to any research output, including papers, masters or PhD thesis, reports or published code, we love that stuff and voraciously read it. You can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image Bugs and Contributions
The latest image listed here is to the best of our knowledge functional and stable, however if you catch any bugs or run into trouble, please file a Github Issue, or email me at email@example.com.