You must have a Raspberry Pi 4 (or compute module 4) with at least 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. TelemetryOS is not compatible with earlier Raspberry Pi's or systems with 1GB of RAM or less than 32GB of storage.
Alternatively you can skip the below and purchase a Raspberry Pi kit that comes with TelemetryOS preinstalled directly from our partner ThePiHut.
Instructions for the compute module 4 are not included here, but TelemertyOS should work. You'll need to determine the steps to install on the compute module yourself, Telemetry has not tested.
You'll need to obtain an SD card for your Raspberry Pi 4. It must be at least 32GB in size. Make sure it's compatible with the Raspberry Pi 4 and has recommended performance criteria for running on the Raspberry Pi.
Please follow the installation steps below to install on your Raspberry Pi 4.
1. Download Image
You'll need to download the TelemertyOS image for the Raspberry Pi from the link below to your desktop Mac, Windows or Linux system.
2. Download Raspberry Pi Imager
You'll need to get the Raspberry Pi Imager to burn TelemertyOS to your SD Card.
3. Burn Image to the SD Card
Plug the SD Card in to your desktop and then install and launch the imager and follow the instructions under 'Use Custom' for Operating System to burn the downloaded TelemetryOS image to the SD card.
4. Install SD Card on your Raspberry Pi
Place the SD Card in to your Raspberry Pi.
5. Boot your Raspberry Pi
Turn on your Raspberry Pi and wait for the boot and first time startup process to complete.
Note that you must use the video output next to the power supply on the Raspberry Pi (HDMI0). The second video output (HDMI1) is only for use when you have a second screen on it. This is a limitation of the Raspberry Pi.
6. Setup Networking
It will show the configuration screen. Configure the WiFi or ethernet. We recommend ethernet over WiFi. Ensure that the networking says active before continuing. You may provision at this point or complete in order to pair.
Note that if you dont want to use WiFi and then plug in an ethernet connection the setup screen will auto-advance to the pairing screen after a 30 second timeout.
You're now ready to use the device.
Returning to Setup Screen
If you need to return to the setup screen at any time you can right click to get the application menu or press ctrl-s on an attached keyboard to show the setup screen.