If you have ever tried to connect to your headless Raspberry Pi over a network via SSH, you know that it can be hard to find the IP address. We created a cross-platform tool that allows you to easily find and connect to a Raspberry Pi that is attached to your network via Ethernet or WiFi.

The Adafruit Pi Finder also allows you to launch a bootstrap process on your Pi that will install services such as Bonjour/Zeroconf, samba, and also help you setup WiFi modules and the Raspberry Pi's hostname.

Note: This project shares a coincidental name with the Pi Finder by Ivan X, a great Mac OS X utility that also helps locate a headless Raspberry Pi on your local network. Please visit Ivan's site for the other Pi Finder and other fine Raspberry Pi tutorials and projects!

Last updated on May 04, 2015 Published on Apr 08, 2015