Note:  This article assumes that for Pre-Loaded SD cards that the SD card has already been added to a Pi4B device and installed into any case(s).  Non-Pi4Bs will carry slightly different connections but follow the same steps.


Connect HDMI to Display

Connect the HDMI cable to the Mini-HDMI ports on the CPU like shown, and the HDMI on the Display device.  If a TV is being used, select the HDMI input labeled ARC/CEC when present:


Connect Power

Connect the power cable to the power port highlighted below:


Automated Setup

Your device will perform a first time setup, indicated on the screen.  This may take 1-2 minutes and will be ready to configure as soon as the following screen is displayed.   Now you can move to setting up the network:


Network Connection

When you first set up your DAKboard OS device, or when it cannot join the network it will create a local Hotspot to join to make changes.  

Note: If you would alternatively like to setup via ethernet, simply plug the ethernet cable in and restart the device by unplugging it and plugging it back in.


 You will see this network available on your phone/tablet/computer:


Name/SSID: DAKboard (or DAKboard-Your Serial #)
Password: dakb5142


Connect to it using the Name/SSID and Password as above and in a browser type http://10.0.0.5 into the browser on the device, you connected to the HotSpot, to access the settings page to update the wireless network configuration.  


Note:  Your Computer/Tablet/Phone may indicate that this connection has no internet, this is normal and make sure to stay on the DAKboard wifi until configuration is completed.


Use this time to also set your resolution and other settings of your display as well and click save:

When the following page is displayed, your device is connected to your network and ready to be linked to your dakboard.com account:


Linking to dakboard.com


To link your device, visit the Displays & Devices page, and click the green ADD button.  Type in your link code, add a name and select the screen you would like to display and you're done!  Older devices that are displaying the serial number on the screen can be added in the same manner.



Supporting Documentation:

All CPU Models 

Micro SD Card


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