Raspberry Pi Zero W Setup Guide

Table of contents

  1. Prerequisites
  2. Installation Instructions
    1. 1. Download Raspberry Pi Imager
    2. 2. Download OS Image
    3. 3. Prepare SD Card
    4. 4. Boot Raspberry Pi
    5. 5. Connect via SSH
    6. 6. Transfer Project Files
    7. 7. Install Dependencies
    8. 8. Reboot
    9. 9. Run the Application

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for setting up a Raspberry Pi Zero W with the necessary software and configurations for development purposes.


  • Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • MicroSD card (8GB or larger recommended)
  • Internet connection
  • Access to a computer with an SD card reader
  • Clone https://github.com/adamcohenhillel/ADeus

Installation Instructions

1. Download Raspberry Pi Imager

Download the Raspberry Pi Imager from the official Raspberry Pi website:


2. Download OS Image

Download the Raspberry Pi OS Lite (64-bit) image from the following link:


3. Prepare SD Card

  • Unzip the downloaded OS image.
  • Insert your SD card into the computer.
  • Run the Raspberry Pi Imager and select the unzipped OS image by clicking “Operating System > Use custom”.
  • Make the device selection as prompted.
  • Edit settings to:
    • Enable SSH(under Services).
    • Add a username and password.
    • Add WiFi settings.
  • Write the image to the SD card.

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Home Home

4. Boot Raspberry Pi

  • Insert the SD card into your Raspberry Pi Zero W.
  • Power on the device.
  • Wait for the device to boot up (the light will stop blinking).

5. Connect via SSH

Open a terminal on your computer and connect to your Raspberry Pi using SSH:

ssh username@raspberrypi.local

Replace username with the username you set up earlier. Accept the prompt and enter your password when asked.

6. Transfer Project Files

From a terminal on your computer (not connected to your Raspberry Pi), transfer the project folder to your Raspberry Pi:

scp -r /path/to/your/project/raspizerow username@raspberrypi:~/

7. Install Dependencies

Navigate to the project directory and run the installation script:

cd raspizerow
chmod +x install.sh
  • Answer yes to “Auto load module at boot?”
  • Answer no to “REBOOT NOW?”

Enter the SUPABASE_URL and AUTH_TOKEN when prompted.

8. Reboot

Reboot your Raspberry Pi:

sudo reboot

9. Run the Application

After the reboot, navigate back to the project directory, make the run script executable, and start the application:

cd raspizerow
chmod +x compile.sh
gdb ./main

Optional: Start the application with GDB for debugging

Use run within gdb to start the application in debug mode.

Congratulations! You have successfully set up your Raspberry Pi Zero W for development with your project.