The DAKboard Operating System (OS) for the Raspberry Pi is available for download. This modified version of Raspbian provides a simple wifi setup, on/off sleep schedule, resolution, timezone settings, and more. Continue reading to learn how to download and install the OS image.


Download the Image File


First Download the image file:

Latest (v3.13)

Stable (v3.0)


The DAKboard OS has been tested and works with the following Raspberry Pi versions:

  • Raspberry Pi 3B
  • Raspberry Pi 3B+
  • Raspberry Pi 3A+
  • Raspberry Pi 4B (we recommend the 2GB version or higher)
  • Raspberry Pi Zero 2W


Note: The original Raspberry Pi Zero is not recommended due to the lower CPU speed and less RAM. If you're using an original Pi Zero and having trouble connecting it to wifi, please see this article.  We recommend using the Pi 4B for continuous video on DAKboard screens.  DAKboard OS release notes are available here.



Write the File to a Micro SD Card


Once downloaded, you'll need to write the image to a Micro SD card.


Etcher is a graphical SD card writing tool that works on Mac OS, Linux, and Windows, and is the easiest option for most users. Etcher also supports writing images directly from the zip file, without any unzipping required. To write your image with Etcher:

  • Download Etcher and install it.
  • Connect an SD card reader with the SD card inside.
  • Open Etcher and select from your hard drive the Raspberry Pi .img or .zip file you wish to write to the SD card.
  • Select the SD card you wish to write your image to.
  • Review your selections and click 'Flash!' to begin writing data to the SD card.


Insert the Micro SD Card into the Raspberry Pi


You can now connect your Raspberry Pi to a TV/Monitor, insert the Micro SD card and connect the power. When it's done loading you can follow the on-screen instructions for connecting to your network and adding it to your account.



Having Trouble?

- We also sell Pre-loaded Micro SD cards.

- Are you looking for the Legacy Instructions for DAKboard OS 2.31 and earlier?  Please visit here.

- Create a Support Ticket to reach us.