Raspberry Pi 3 and 4

Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi directly boots from a SD card. The card will therefore remain inside the device for the device lifetime.


  • Installation of https://www.balena.io/etcher/

  • Raspberry Pi 4 with Ethernet connection to the internet

  • A deepcore image file from provided by Aivero.

    e.g. balena-cloud-release-linux-armv8-rpi-pi4-raspberrypi4-64-2.101.7+rev1-v14.0.13.img.zip

  • Access to a balena dashboard, provided by AiverodeviceType

Copy/Flash the image onto a micro-SD card

We will be using https://www.balena.io/etcher/ to flash the provided image onto a micro-SD card of at least 4 GB size.

  1. Install etcher as per the link above.
  2. Open etcher and select the image file.
  3. Plug in the micro-SD card (you may use a micro-SD to SD card adapter)
  4. Select the SD card in etcher
  5. Click flash and follow the instructions.
  6. Once finished, remove the SD card and proceed below.


  1. Plug the SD card into the device
  2. Connect your Raspberry Pi camera
  3. Connect Ethernet
  4. Connect Power
  5. A newly created device will show on the Balena dashboard as configuring and eventually online.