Congratulations on your AutoPi Dongle DiY Edition
We are sure that you have great plans for how you want to use your AutoPi Dongle DiY edition, either with a Raspberry Pi Zero or with a Rapsberry Pi 3 using the AutoPi RPi3 Adapter.
Connecting the Raspberry Pi
Here is a small guide to connecting a RPi Zero to you AutoPi.
Get your Raspberry Pi Zero and the 40 pin header that came with your AutoPi:
Solder the pin header to the Raspberry Pi:
Connect the flat micro USB cable that came with your AutoPi. One end needs to be connected to the vertical USB connector on the AutoPi board and the other end needs to be conencted to the USB out on the Raspberry Pi:
Mount the Raspberry Pi on the AutoPi. Use the screws that came with your AutoPi, to fasten the Raspberry Pi:
Connecting to the Cloud
Should you want to use the AutoPi Cloud, then you can use this image found here to setup your device:
TIP: Etcher can write the compressed image directly to the SD card). We recommend using a Class 10 SD card with minimum 8Gb storage
The image has been optimized for Raspberry Pi Zero.
Logging in to the device
The device is initially configured to use the following credentials
You should consider changing these to something else once you get up and running.
Getting access to the cloud
To get your device on the AutoPi Cloud you need to get an ID for your device, see the below steps.
Ensure that the etc/salt/minion config file has the master specified. Look for the line
Remember to configure the APN settings.
Write to support with your unit_id (Find by logging into the local hotspot, or see file /etc/salt/minion_id) and ask (email@example.com) for it to be approved in the system (the dongle needs to be online at least once before this can be done)
Please note: The AutoPi always needs power through the OBD connector, to function properly. Powering the board through the micro usb power plug on the Raspberry Pi could damage your board. If you need to test the AutoPi in a lab environment, we encourage you to get the OBD power connector from the shop.