2Put PiAnywhere Together With the Raspberry Pi
- Raspberry Pi wall plug Into Pianywhere to power both Pianywhere and Raspberry Pi. ( You don't need to also plug in the rasberry Pi.
- Put the 2 antennas and the GPS antenna into Pianywhere.
- Sim card into the PiAnywhere (which you can buy from any major sim provider )
- USB into the modem to connect to the Raspberry Pi.
3Setting Up the Raspberry Pi
Components needed for the Raspberry Pi to be operational:
- Raspberry Pi 2 or 3.
- Mouse and keyboard.
- HDMI Cable.
- Raspberry Pi Charger.
- SD card (more than 8GB is required) with the latest version of Raspbian Jessie.
The guide to setup the Raspberry Pi software can be found at https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/hardware-guide/
The latest version of the Raspbian Jessie can be found at https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
4Connect the PiAnywhere With Your Raspberry Pi
- Connect the 40-pin of the PiAnywhere with the 40-pin of the Raspberry Pi.
- Connect the USB from the modem of the PiAnywhere to the USB Slot of the Raspberry Pi.
- Connect the Raspberry Pi charger to the power pin of the PiAnywhere, the PiAnywhere will power your Rasberry Pi.
- For the PiAnywhere to power, the Raspberry Pi, press the button that states PWR (power) in the PiAnywhere.
5PiAnywhere Easy Setup
There are multiple ways to get this up and running. The first is to download the disk image and flash it using Win32 Disk Imager. You will need an SD card that is 8GB or bigger. The link for the download is below:
To use turn on the PiAnywhere by plugging in the power cable to the USB port labelled 5V Power. Next, we press the button marked btn to turn on the modem. We then connect the other USB port to the raspberry pi and finally turn on the raspberry pi by pressing the pwr button.
Also, you can use PiAnywhere on a windows system. All you have to do is use these drivers and install them:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4StAjolU_LeVjRx...
6Download and Install the Software
Once the 2 boards are connected successfully and the power LED is on. The next task is to download the correct software for the PiAnywhere to work with the Raspberry Pi. Using the latest version of Raspbian Jessie is recommended.
Open the terminal and type:
- git clone https://github.com/Altitude-Tech/PiAnywhere_Insta...
- cd PiAnywhere_Install/
- chmod u+x ./PiAnywhere_Install.sh
- sudo ./PiAnywhere_Install.sh
This should take around 30 minutes to complete as installing the kernel headers takes a long time. But once this is completed and your PiAnywhere is connected via USB to the Raspberry Pi you should be able to run
- lsusb | grep Qualcomm
And see a Qualcomm device connected. As a final check you can also run
- ls /dev/ttyUSB*
And see 5 usb devices connected these are the virtual com ports for the modem.
7Set Up Wvdial and Connecting to the Internet
One of the important features of the PiAnywhere 4G is its ability to connect to the internet using the mobile network, but for that, it needs to be configured to do so. This step will cover the link between the PiAnywhere and the internet using the sim card information.
Now we need to configure the wvdial.conf file to enable PiAnywhere to connect to the internet using your sim card. You will need the USSD code used to fetch the sim cards registered number. For example, on giffgaff this code is *99#. Or you can just use the sim cards phone number if you can't find the USSD code but just remember you will have to edit the file to change the number if you change the sim.
So we will need to open the file found in the PiAnywhere_Install folder called wvdial.conf using a text editor of your choice.
- sudo nano /home/pi/Pianywhere_Install/wvdial.conf
Then add to the file your USSD code or phone number in the 'Phone =' field. Then save and exit the file by pressing ctrl+x then y
We now need to move this file to the correct place to the system can find it.
- sudo mv /etc/wvdial.conf /etc/wvdial.conf.bak
- sudo mv /home/pi/PiAnywhere_Install/wvdial.conf /etc/wvdial.conf
- sudo wvdial
This last step takes around 30 seconds. If successful, you should be connected to the internet with your Raspberry Pi. Congratulations!
8Setting Up the Network Interface to Use the Modem Automatically
To enable the Pi to connect PiAnywhere to the internet using the mobile network automatically, we use the following steps.
First, open the file called interfaces using:
- sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Then add the following lines at the bottom of the file:
- auto ppp0
- iface ppp0 inet wvdial
Then reboot the Pi, ensuring that the PiAnywhere is on and the Modem USB port is connected to the Pi.
- sudo reboot
If successful when the Raspberry Pi boots you should be able to connect to the internet using your PiAnywhere.
9Enable the GPS
The PiAnywhere has the GPS feature, but it needs to be activated. First minicom needs to be installed in order to test the GPS. This is done by using the following command:
$sudo apt-get install minicom
This is a terminal that operates in the command window, enter the minicom terminal using:
minicom –D /dev/ttyUSB2
In order to operate the minicom press CTRL+A and then Z, this will show all the different options that can be used. The echo local will need to be enabled. This is done by pressing CTRL+A then E. Once this is enabled you can enable the GPS this is done by typing inside the minicom terminal:
It will show a message of Ok!
The to get the information of the GPS location use the following command:
You have now gotten Pianywhere working, and you can do some amazing experiments with it. We are also running competitions for Instructables. If you buy a Pianywhere from us Pianywhere.com and you write an instructable about your project then we will give you up to 100% of your money back depending on the quality.
When you finish just tag us in it so we can take a look.