The instructions below walk you through assembling and connecting your TinyPilot kit.
In addition to the items in your TinyPilot kit, you'll need:
Remove the plastic film from the bottom of the case:
Remove the magnetic cover from the top of the case, and lay out all the components:
Remove the plastic film from both sides of the thermal tape:
Break the thermal tape in half, and place each half on the indentations underneath the case's middle piece:
Remove the Raspberry Pi from its packaging, and place it facedown on the case so that its pins and ports line up with the empty spaces in the case:
Using a Phillips head screwdriver, screw the base of the case to the middle of the case, securing the Pi between the two pieces:
Place the rubber feet into the four indentations on the bottom of the case:
Flip the case over and screw in the last two screws:
Slide the magnetic cover on to the top of the case:
Insert the TinyPilot microSD card into the Pi's microSD slot.
Connect the VGA adaptor to your computer's VGA display output.
Use the 30-inch black USB-A to microUSB cable to connect the VGA adaptor to any available USB port on your computer.
Plug the HDMI capture dongle into one of the Pi's USB ports and connect it to an HDMI cable.
Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the output display port of the target computer.
Use the 6-inch USB-C to USB-A cable to connect the USB-C port on the Raspberry Pi to the USB-A port on the TinyPilot Power Connector.
Connect a microUSB to USB-A cable to the port labeled "PWR" on the TinyPilot Power Connector. Connect the other end to the USB to AC adaptor and plug it into a power outlet.
Connect a microUSB to USB-A cable to the port labeled "Data" on the TinyPilot Power Connector. Connect the other end to a USB port on your target computer.
If everything is connected correctly, you should see the Pi's power LED shine a solid red. The disk activity LED will flash green intermittently as the device runs.
Connect TinyPilot to your local network by connecting an Ethernet cable to device's Ethernet port.
With your TinyPilot booted, you can now access the TinyPilot web interface from any device on your local network by visiting one of the following URLs:
The first time you visit the TinyPilot web interface, you'll see a privacy error because TinyPilot establishes a secure connection, but your system doesn't recognize the server yet.
You can safely ignore this warning and proceed to TinyPilot.
After you resolve the privacy error, you will be able to access the TinyPilot web interface. To fix the privacy error permanently, see Fix Privacy Error instructions.
Your target computer's display output should display in the browser. TinyPilot forwards any keystrokes you enter to the target machine.
TinyPilot's default credentials are:
For security, you should connect to TinyPilot through SSH and run
passwd to update your password.
How'd installation go?
If you have any questions or feedback about your TinyPilot, we'll be happy to help you in the support forum.