The target platform for this project is Debian Linux; Raspbian/Ubuntu.

The application runs on Raspberry Pi and PC.

The Pixel software used in this guide is distributed as a executable JAR file (Java Archive).  This means a recent version of the JVM is needed.

If you are using the lastest version of Raspbian, then a suitable JVM is already installed.

If you don't have at least Java 8 on the Raspberry Pi, then update and install it.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-jdk

Next, download the executable JAR file.

Now send the JAR to the Raspberry Pi, using your favorite file transer method.

The scp command is an option for file transfer:

or you can try from the Pi itself


This guide was first published on Jan 03, 2015. It was last updated on Sep 21, 2018. This page (Software) was last updated on Jul 01, 2015.