Installing on Pi 3

Trouble Shooting:

  • make sure to take files out of Noobs folder before putting them on SD card
  • name SD card “BOOT”
  • if internet is not working, reboot pi with ethernet connected
  • sudo systemctl stop serial-getty@ttyAMA0.service
  • install minicom with sudo apt-get install minicom
    • how to exit minicom: hit enter. then cntl-A then q then enter to exit minicom.
  • how to exit screen
    • Ctrl-a >> d or Ctrl-a >> Ctrl-d. See the screen manual # Detach.
  • http://support.iteadstudio.com/support/discussions/topics/1000048972 — link to SIM900 file download
  • https://www.itead.cc/wiki/RASPBERRY_PI_SIM800_GSM/GPRS_ADD-ON 
  • Gammu – http://www.mattiasnorell.com/send-sms-from-a-raspberry-pi/
  • picocom-  https://github.com/npat-efault/picocom/tree/18ae4385a76e03d06b2e1d1e26ffb87ae8d37200

 

steps

  1. reformat memory card
  2. download noobs (not lite)
  3. set up internet
  4. install piTFT screen
  5. https://learn.adafruit.com/fona-tethering-to-raspberry-pi-or-beaglebone-black/setup
  6.  install minicom with sudo apt-get install minicom

 

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