Now that you have the Adafruit IO key and feed that you will be using, the next step will be to install the required software on your Raspberry Pi from the command line. If you need help getting started with the basics of using the command line, check out Brennen's great series of guides.

If you are using a PiTFT as a display, you can refer to the appropriate PiTFT install guide to get your PiTFT up and running.

Adding the apt.adafruit.com Repository

The first step will be to add the apt.adafruit.com Raspbian package repository to your Raspberry Pi if you haven't added it yet. You can do that by running the following command on your Pi.

curl -sLS https://apt.adafruit.com/add | sudo bash

The repo will be added, and you will see output similar to the scrolling text seen below.

Installing the adafruit-io-gif Package

You are now ready to install the adafruit-io-gif package. Run the following command to install the package.

sudo apt-get install adafruit-io-gif

You will be asked for your Adafruit IO key and feed name. Enter those values exactly as they appear on Adafruit IO. You will be able to change the values later if necessary, but it's easier to setup if you carefully enter them correctly the first time.

After the install has completed, run sudo reboot to restart your Pi. This is necessary to make sure the changes to GPU memory take effect.

sudo reboot

This guide was first published on Mar 14, 2015. It was last updated on Mar 14, 2015.

This page (Installing Software) was last updated on Sep 24, 2021.

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