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[SOLVED] Pin configuration
#1
Hello, 

              I am new to this forum. I actually want to buy this NetPi and i would like to get some clarification on below queries. 


              1. Is the pinout of NetPi same as the Raspberry Pi? Is the 40 GPIO Pins accessible to the user?
              2. Can we load the Raspbian OS to the NetPi?
              3. Can this item be shipped to India?

              Looking forward for your reply!


Thanks,
Akhil
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#2
Hello Akhil,

thank you for your inquiry.

1.You have maybe seen that netPI device is covered by a metallic housing. It is not as open as a standard Raspberry Pi3 where you can easily plug on HAT modulee. With netPI you always would be urged to open the housing. But this is not really professional. Because of this reason we decided not to make the 40 HAT header available on netPI. Instead we put the HAT pins to an internal connector that is reachable through a socket at the bottom of the device. In this socket you can shift in modules we call NPIX = netPI extension modules. So customer can shift in those modules instead of opening the housing. Meanwhile we have some NPIX modules available. Customer can also design their own NPIX modules.
2. netPI is a secured device. Loading software onto netPI is only possible using the preloaded Docker software as containers. We have already a container made which contains the Raspbian OS: https://hub.docker.com/r/hilschernetpi/netpi-raspbian/. Once you have loaded this container into netPI you can access it as you are used to on a standard Rapberry Pi 3. netPI has a 8GB SD card which is sealed. You cannot remove it. So it is not possible with netPI to replace the secure SD card with a standard Raspberry Pi 3 SD card.
3. Our web shop delivers worldwide: https://www.netiot.shop/
You never fail until you stop trying.“, Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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#3
Hello Armin,

Could you please tell me how this NPIX is interfaced with the NETPI. Could you please share any image or something of that sort?
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#4
Sure.

1.) Please visit the official netPI landing page here https://www.netiot.com/netpi/industrial-raspberry-pi-3/
There is a download section. Where you can find the official documentation of all NPIX module we ever made so far.
2.) Then we have this thread: https://forum.hilscher.com/thread-263-post-850.html
3.) Then we have this thread: https://forum.hilscher.com/thread-262.html
4.) and finally the most important point the netPI schematics showing you all the pins that are connected to this NPIX socket physically: https://forum.hilscher.com/thread-253.html
You never fail until you stop trying.“, Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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#5
Thanks Armin!


Also, could you please confirm if the raspbian os has a video output? Or we have to program it using SSH?
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#6
Hello Akhil,

do you mean with video output the HDMI connector?

If yes, then I can confirm that netPI supports a HDMI output and also we have made a docker container already that uses the HDMI output put netPI here : https://hub.docker.com/r/hilschernetpi/n...ktop-hdmi/

Regards
Armin
You never fail until you stop trying.“, Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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#7
Yes, the video output from the HDMI connector. So the raspbian OS available in the docker has a video output right?
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#8
(December-13th-2018, 05:22 AM)Akhil Wrote: Yes, the video output from the HDMI connector. So the raspbian OS available in the docker has a video output right?

Yes your understanding is correct. Our Docker container example https://hub.docker.com/r/hilschernetpi/n...ktop-hdmi/ uses the open source display driver X.org. Before you start the container connect a mouse and keyboard to the netPI and then use netPI as a standard IPC afterwards.

You can have your own HDMI container if you want and make adaptions. You can test the HDMI container on your standard Raspberry Pi 3 before and then you know how it looks like. For this install Docker on your standard Rpi3 and start it with:


Code:
docker run --device="/dev/tty0" --device="/dev/tty2" --device="/dev/fb0" --device="/dev/input" --device="/dev/snd" --net=host --restart=always --privileged hilschernetpi/netpi-desktop-hdmi

All our example containers are available in source code so you can see now to create own containers and also you can see how we have built the HDMI container here https://github.com/Hilscher/netPI-desktop-hdmi if you look to the file Dockerfile. A Dockerfile is a script file the Docker composer needs a basis to create a containers image.
You never fail until you stop trying.“, Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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