04 | Raspberry Pi Setup

This tutorial describes the process of setting up a Raspberry Pi as a LabVIEW target using LINX.



  • Raspberry Pi 2 or newer.
    • Raspberry Pi 1 and Raspberry Pi Zero are not supported due to their older CPU instruction set.
Parts List



  • Download a Raspbian image
    • LINX was developed using Raspbian Jessie.
  • Unzip the Raspbian image.

  • Download and Install Win32 Disk Imager.

  • Use Win32 Disk Imager to load the Raspbian image onto an SD card.

  • Insert the SD card into the Raspberry Pi.

  • Connect ethernet to the Raspberry Pi

  • Power on the Raspberry Pi.

  • Note: The next step requires that the RPI has SSH enabled, however as of November 2016 Raspbian has SSH disabled by default. Manually enable SSH by following these instructions.
  • Launch LabVIEW and open the Target Configuration Wizard from Tools»MakerHub»LINX»Target Configuration.

  • Enter the Raspberry Pi's Hostname or IP and a username and password with root privileges and click connect.
    • Default Hostname is 'raspberrypi'.
    • Default Username is 'pi'
    • Default Password is 'raspberry'
  • Click the Install Software tab.

  • Click Install.

  • Review any warnings and complete the installation.