Posted on July 30, 2016
I figured it would make sense to handle the configuration of the Pi Zero first as its going to be core of most of my chicken coop projects. There is always a bit of initial novelty when trying to figure out how to connect to a fresh Raspberry Pi device, especially in the case of the Pi Zero. Ultimately, I used the guide in a Github Gist titled “HowToOTGFast.md. Before I was able to ssh in to my recently setup Raspbian Jessie Lite OS, I made various combinations of the following mistakes:
After I stopped making things complicated, the steps boiled down to:
* Flash the Raspbian .img to a microSD card using: Raspberry PI SD Installer OS X.
* Setup config.txt and cmdline.txt per the Gist linked above.
* Plug one end of a vanilla USB cable into the Zero’s USB port, and one into the laptop.
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org, default password: raspberry.
I ended up creating a small ansible playbook to help map out the configuration steps: github.com/futuernorn/chicken-pi.