Getting started with Pyxian on Raspberry Pi
To get started, you will need a Raspberry Pi 3+ or 4. Earlier versions may work too but not tested and not officially supported. You will also need a suitable power supply, an SD card (requirements), and a touchscreen display or a monitor. If your monitor does not have a touch input, mouse and keyboard will come handy.
- Download the latest system image.
- Flash the image to the SD card. The easiest way to do this is to use balenaEtcher software, which is available from http://www.balena.io/etcher for Mac OS, Linux, and Windows.
- Insert the card into your Raspberry Pi and power it up.
After the first boot up, you will be asked to select the screen orientation:
If necessary, press the rotate button in the middle of the screen once or more, and then press OK. It will proceed you to the Settings page:
Running demo applications
To get an idea how the software can be used, you can look at a few demo applications available with the distribution. Select Demo Applications from the Settings page:
When you select an application, you are presented with options to start the application and to set it to start at boot:
By design, there is no direct way to go back to the settings from an application, after you start it.
You can attach a button to the GPIO pins for returning to Settings, see the How-To for details and other options.