Using the master image
We provide a Jessie Raspbian based master image, properly partitioned with all software already installed - you can download the master image build-2017-01-13 here. All you need to do is unzip it and transfer the downloaded image into an SD Card.
What's in the image
We partitioned the image to minimise the risk of data corruption. This way, when people accidentally pull the power plug of that little device that sits on the corner of somebody in the team, you don't end up with corrupted card.
Here's what it looks like:
pi@build-lights-v2-master:~ $ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 1.2G 1001M 126M 89% /
devtmpfs 459M 0 459M 0% /dev
tmpfs 463M 0 463M 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 463M 12M 451M 3% /run
tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 463M 0 463M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 463M 4.0K 463M 1% /tmp
tmpfs 463M 0 463M 0% /var/tmp
tmpfs 463M 16K 463M 1% /var/log
/dev/mmcblk0p3 969M 252M 651M 28% /storage
/dev/mmcblk0p1 63M 21M 43M 33% /boot
- The software required to make the build lights work is all under
/storage/etc/build-lightsyou will find the configuration files for both light and web controllers
We are also using
Supervisord to keep processes alive. All configuration can be found at
Writing the image to the card
You can use the original instructions present below or read on.
WARNING: Writing image to the wrong disk WILL cause data loss !!!
For Windows, you can try Win32DiskImager.
For Linux, you can try ImageWriter. Alternatively, you can use the command line option. Example (if your microSD card is located at /dev/sdb):
sudo dd bs=1M if=build-lights-master-20170113.img of=/dev/sdb
NOTE: when you use the command
df -h it is very likely that your microSD card might be listed as
/dev/sdbN with N being a number. This number is the partition number and you don't want to write a partition, you want write to the whole card. When you run the command above ensure 1) that the microSD is unmounted and 2) that you are not using the number.
Running the master image for the first time
After booting the image for the first time, log in to the Pi, either via SSH or via keyboard and screen on the Pi itself.
If logging in via SSH, the master image has this host name: build-lights-v2-master. You can login with username
pi and password
Once logged in...
- sudo as root by invoking
/bootpartitions with read-write (RW) permissions
/rootpartition with RW permission, run this command:
/bootpartition with RW permission, run this command:
raspi-configto change the hostname and resize the root partition to fill the entire microSD card.
We recommend you configure other things such as Timezone and Wifi country, but it's up to you.
At this point, if you plugged an ethernet cable to your Raspberry Pi, you can go to the web interface on http://my-new-hostname and configure the rest over there:
- Change hostname
- Change connection type (Wireless, Ethernet)
- Assign a static IP address (if you are not using DHCP)
- Setup your CI connection
- Setup the LED hardware you are using
- Setup the jobs to be monitored