How to run Stagetimer on a Raspberry Pi
Introduction to running Stagetimer on a Raspberry Pi
Stagetimer is a powerful remote-controlled countdown timer that can be used for all sorts of events, meetings, and conferences. And did you know that you can run Stagetimer on a Raspberry Pi? That’s right, with a Raspberry Pi and a web browser, you can have a fully-functioning Stagetimer setup that you can use anywhere, even without an internet connection.
But what is a Raspberry Pi, you might ask? It’s a tiny, low-power computer that’s about the size of a credit card. It’s a great tool for hobbyists, educators, and makers who want to experiment with computer programming and electronics. And best of all, it’s super affordable. A Raspberry Pi is much smaller and less powerful than a regular computer, but it’s still more than capable of running Stagetimer.
Setting up a Raspberry Pi
Setting up a Raspberry Pi and connecting to the internet is a straightforward process. You will need to start by purchasing a Raspberry Pi and a compatible microSD card. Then, follow these steps:
👉 The following steps are a summary of the official documentation: https://www.raspberrypi.com/documentation/computers/getting-started.html
- Format the microSD card and install the Raspberry Pi operating system on it. This can be done using a tool like Etcher.
- Insert the microSD card into the Raspberry Pi and connect it to a power source and display.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Raspberry Pi. This will include setting a password and connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
- Once your Raspberry Pi is set up and connected to the internet, you can access Stagetimer by opening the default web browser and visiting stagetimer.io.
You can now use Stagetimer on your Raspberry Pi just like you would on any other device. The small form factor and low cost of the Raspberry Pi make it a great choice for running Stagetimer in a variety of settings, such as conferences, classrooms, or as part of a home theater setup.
Installing a web browser and accessing Stagetimer on the Raspberry Pi
To access stagetimer.io on your Raspberry Pi, you will need to install a web browser. We recommend using the Chromium browser, which is included in the default operating system of the Raspberry Pi.
- Open the terminal by clicking on the black icon on the taskbar.
- In the terminal, type
sudo apt-get updateand press enter to update the list of available packages.
- Then, type
sudo apt-get install chromium-browserand press enter to install the Chromium browser.
- Once the installation is complete, you can open the browser by typing
chromium-browserin the terminal and pressing enter.
- The Chromium browser should open in a new window. You can now navigate to stagetimer.io and start using Stagetimer on your Raspberry Pi.