- Google AIY - Voice kit “Ok, Google”!
- Mycroft AI - Open source voice assistant
- PiJuice - PiSupply UPS/battery power system
- RPi.GPIO - GPIO Interface library for RPi (python)
- WiringPi - GPIO Interface library
- WebIOPi - Web interface to control RPi GPIO
- Node-RED - Visual tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services
- Mosquitto - Message broker that implements MQTT protocol
- Blynk Server - Blynk server with web and MQTT interface for controlling IoT devices, written in Java
- Audiophonics PI-SPC - Power control module for Raspberry Pi, allowing physical button power on/off
- Grafana - The open platform for beautiful analytics and monitoring
How do I run DietPi-Software and install optimised software items?
To install any of the DietPi optimised software items listed below run from the command line:
Choose Browse Software and select one or more items. Finally select
DietPi will do all the necessary steps to install and start these software items.
To see all the DietPi configurations options, review the DietPi Tools section.
“Ok Google. Who is your daddy?”
Our installation is highly optimized and lightweight
We do not install a desktop environment. User will be required to setup Google API and keys on another system (please see first run setup below).
We highly recommend SSH to allow for a quick setup of Google API and device link.
We also recommend one of DietPi File servers, for easy transfer of
assistant.json, generated during Google API setup.
Once DietPi has installed the Google AIY voice kit, and rebooted, you will need to setup your Google API account and link the device.
- Follow the link below, to setup Google API and download client keys, required to enable the speech API:
Remark: When setting up the activity controls, ensure you also enable “Include Chrome browsing history and activity from websites and apps that use Google services”, else she will not function ;)
- Make sure you have one of DietPi’s File Servers installed.
Once completed, download the
client_secret.jsonand save it to:
- If using SSH =
- If using File Server =
- If using SSH =
Run the command below, then follow the onscreen link/instructions to setup verification:
sudo -u dietpi /mnt/dietpi_userdata/voice-recognizer-raspi/env/bin/python3 -u /mnt/dietpi_userdata/voice-recognizer-raspi/src/main.py
Once the “Ok, Google” prompt appears, test the device. Then you can terminate the program with Ctrl+C and restart the services:
The voice software is located there:
To check the status of the service run:
Mycroft AI is a free and open source voice assistant.
- Branch selection: For inexperienced users we recommend the master branch as well: Y
- Auto updates: It slows down the the startup process a bit, but it anyway takes a while to load all skills, so we recommend this as well: Y
- Add Mycroft commands to PATH: Chose NO here, since the installer runs as user
mycroft, which is no login user, which is why this has no effect: N
- Check code before submitting: If you are an official Mycroft developer, choose Y, else: N
- If you did no reboot after install, load Mycroft commands to current shell session:
- Start CLI client:
- You should see and at best hear the invitation to pair your device, e.g.:
PairingSkill - INFO - Pairing code: XXYYZZ
- Visit https://home.mycroft.ai/ to start pairing and configuring your device and skills.
Remark: this requires about 3 GiB of RAM and takes a while, so assure that you have enough memory (4 GiB recommended), in case increase your swap file size and grab yourself a coffee.
cd /mnt/dietpi_userdata/mycroft-core sudo -u mycroft ./scripts/install-mimic.sh $(nproc)
PiJuice is an all in one, battery based power supply HAT for the RPi, featuring UPS capabilities and battery run time.
Our default installation does not include the desktop application. If required, please install a desktop first, then execute the following command to install the GUI afterwards:
apt install pijuice-gui
The PiJuice program can then be launched (LXDE) from LXDE start > Preferences
- SW1 = Power on unit
- SW2 = Power off unit (runs a sample script which can be modified
Additional configuration can be made via editing the following file (Full list of available config options):
Restart the service to apply any changes:
systemctl restart pijuice
At the time of writing, this will update firmware on the device to
V1.1_2018_01_15, however, please replace the firmware link with the latest version:
wget https://github.com/PiSupply/PiJuice/raw/master/Firmware/PiJuice-V1.1_2018_01_15.elf.binary -O package.binary chmod +x package.binary pijuiceboot 14 package.binary
The standard, well known GPIO interface library for the RPi (Python). Bring out the engineer in you!
Alternative GPIO interface library based on C. Bring out the engineer in you!
cd /root/wiringPi* ls -l
gpio -v gpio readall
WebIOPi allows you to control your Raspberry Pi’s GPIO hardware using a web interface.
The web interface is accessible via port 8002:
- URL =
- Username =
- Password =
- Enter the username
- Enter your new password twice
You must also restart the
webiopi service for your new password to take effect:
systemctl restart webiopi
To be able to access your WebIOPi interface over the internet, you may install Remot3.it (Weaved).
Node-RED is a visual tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. Node-RED uses a standalone web server that can be accessed remotely.
The web interface is accessible via port 1880:
- URL =
To install the Node-RED dashboard, the user interface of Node-RED, use settings “Manage palette” from programming IDE or run the following command from console:
node-red-admin install node-red-dashboard
Use the following URL to connect to the dashboard from your browser:
Node-RED, all configs and data is stored in the following location:
To view Node-RED service logs, run the following command from console:
journalctl -u node-red
You can update Node-RED modules via programming IDE. To update the “node-red” core module, run the following command from console:
systemctl stop node-red cd /mnt/dietpi_userdata/node-red sudo -u nodered npm up --no-audit node-red systemctl start node-red
The current Node-RED version can be read in the programming IDE in the burger menu at the right upper corner.
Eclipse Mosquitto™ is an open-source (EPL/EDL-licensed) message broker that implements the MQTT protocol versions 3.1 and 3.1.1.
MQTT provides a lightweight method of carrying out messaging using a publish/subscribe model. This makes it suitable for IoT (Internet of Things) messaging such as with low power sensors or mobile devices such as phones, embedded computers or microcontrollers like the Arduino.
Mosquitto by default listens on network port 1883. Clients need to authenticate with the following credentials:
<your global password>(default:
- Config directory:
- Config file:
- Password file:
To change the default authentication password for the
dietpi user, run the following command:
mosquitto_passwd /etc/mosquitto/passwd mosquitto
To create a new authentication user, run the following command:
After changes have been done, you need to restart the service:
systemctl restart mosquitto
For further details, see the official documentation, linked below.
To view Mosquitto server logs, run the following command:
journalctl -u mosquitto
Mosquitto is installed via its official APT repository, hence the following commands can be used to update it to the latest version:
apt update apt install mosquitto
Platform with iOS and Android apps to control Arduino, ESP8266, Raspberry Pi and similar microcontroller boards over the Internet, written in Java. This is the server component to replace the Blynk Inc. cloud servers.
- Blynk JS library: https://www.npmjs.com/package/blynk-library
The web interface uses port 9443:
https://<your.IP>:9443/admin(You may ignore the browser warning, as a self-signed certificate is used by default.)
- Email address:
<your global password>(default:
DietPi installs Blynk (including user data and config file) to the following location:
Logs can be viewed via:
journalctl -u blynkserver
and more detailed log files in:
We created a systemd service for Blynk, automatically started by DietPi at boot:
systemctl status blynkserver
DietPi will also install the Blynk JS library, along with this installation. Please skip this section when you reach the Blynk user guide.
Config file changes via web UI do not have any effect.
To change settings you need to edit
and restart the Blynk server:
systemctl restart blynkserver
The new “Blynk IoT” app does not support a self-hosted Blynk server!
The “legacy” Blynk app will prompt hints about the new “Blynk IoT” app at several places. You need to ignore these since the new app does not support self-hosted Blynk severs, but only the Blynk Inc. cloud.
- Download the Blynk app for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cc.blynk
- To log into your own server, press
Log In, then the three dots at the bottom and switch the slider to
- There you can enter your own Blynk server’s IP/domain and use the above login credentials.
- Create a new project by following this guide: https://docs.blynk.cc/#getting-started-getting-started-with-the-blynk-app-2-create-a-new-project
- The authentication token for the new project can be obtained from the app and as well from the web interface at
Profile DashBoardssection. Use it to connect with your Blynk library Node scripts.
Once you created a project in the iOS/Android app, you may test the connection via
/mnt/dietpi_userdata/blynk/client-tcp-local.js. You need to edit the file and replace
YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN with the authentication token of your project. Then run it:
Within the script you can also define event listeners and handlers. By default the value of the virtual pin
V1 is printed to console when it changes, and the value of the virtual pin
V9 is set to system time seconds whenever the pin is read. For a more interactive test you could hence add the following widgets to your project via app:
- Add a
Buttonand change its
V1. Go back and hit the play button. Whenever you push the button in the app, the test script console should print the value changes as defined.
- Hit the stop button. Add a
Value Display, change its
1 sec. Go back and hit the start button. While the test script is running, the display widget will not show the server’s system time seconds, updated every 1-2 seconds.
Hit Ctrl+C to exit the test script.
Update Blynk with:
dietpi-software reinstall 131
Blynk Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cc.blynk
Power control module for Raspberry Pi which allows you to physically power on/off the system, without the need to run
poweroff. See https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/raspberry-pi-and-other-sbc-accessories/audiophonics-pi-spc-v2-power-management-module-for-raspberry-pi-p-10912.html for further details.
Ensure correct GPIO pins!
Please ensure the correct GPIO pins are used, when connecting Pi-SPC to RPi (see image below).
To power off the system begin the shutdown process: Hold the power button for < 0.5 seconds. If you don’t have a button, you can also close the pins
BP PIN C and
BP PIN NO, with your favorite electrically conductive metal (e.g.: tweezers).
Remark: Avoid holding the power button for longer than 2 seconds, as this will hard power off the system (same effect as pulling the power cord). Doing so will create file-system corruptions, during shutdown IO operations.
The open platform for beautiful analytics and monitoring.
This installation and documentation was possible, thanks to @marcobrianza.
Remark: Grafana binaries are specific to the CPU architecture, therefore, swapping SD cards between RPi 1 <> 2+, is not recommended.
A database server is required for Grafana. As Grafana offers many options (InfluxDB/MySQL), we have not automatically installed either as manual configuration may be preferred.
However, we highly recommend installing InfluxDB.
You can do this using the install steps provided by DietPi-Software tool or running the next command line in the terminal:
dietpi-software install 74
After the InfluxDB is installed, please follow the database creation guide here.
The web interface is accessible via port 3001:
<your global password>(default:
If you have created a database as per the InfluxDB online documentation, please follow these instructions:
- From the Home Dashboard click
Add data source, then enter the following information:
- Type =
- URL =
- Database =
- Username =
- Password =
- Leave the remaining items with the default values.
- Type =
Save & Test
- From the Home Dashboard
- click on the example graph
- Press E to edit the Data Source and the custom query
The data location for Grafana is stored resp. linked with symbolic links to the DietPi userdata directory: