Connect Raspberry Pi to QNAP NAS – Lesson 1

In this lesson, you configure your Raspberry Pi device with an operating system, set up your development environment, and deploy an application to Raspberry Pi.

There are three parts:

      A What will you need

      B Set up Raspbian

      C  Install Nodejs and required libraries

A What will you need

  1. Raspberry Pi
  2. SD card (an 8GB class 4 SD card is recommended) with NOOBS installed.
  3. HDMI display.
  4. USB keyboard and mouse.
  5. Power Supply: The Pi requires a USB micro power supply with at least 2A at 5V for the Model 3B, or 700mA at 5V for earlier models.

B Set up Raspbian

  • Insert the SD card containing extracted NOOBS files into the Raspberry Pi
  • Connect the keyboard, mouse, and HDMI display to the Raspberry Pi. Plug in the power adapter. The Raspberry Pi does not have a power switch, and will automatically power on once the adapter is connected.
  • A menu will ask what OS to install and what language and keyboard layout to use. Check the box next to Raspbian and click “Install”.

●The installation process may take up to 20 minutes, and will restart to the Raspbian desktop when complete.

●Configure Wi-Fi – In the Desktop environment locate the Wireless Network icon in the top-right menu and click the icon to view a list of available Wi-Fi networks.

●To connect to your Raspberry Pi from another device, you must know the Pi’s IP address. Using the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + t to open Terminal), enter hostname -I.

More Raspberry Pi setup guide|

C  Install Nodejs and required libraries

  • Install node.js v6
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt update 
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt install nodejs

Please visit QNAP github for QIoT Suite Lite sample code


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