Raspberry Pi

How to Install the Dakboard on the Raspberry Pi 4

The Dakboard is a Raspbian operation system which provides the timezone and customized screen options. We can use the Dakboard with the Raspberry Pi to display the digital calendar on any screen as it syncs all the Google calendar, facebook calendar, and also notify about the important marked dates on the calendar. We can also sync the photos using the Dakboard OS.

In this write-up, we have explored the downloading and configuration methods of the Dakboard on the Raspberry Pi to display a digital calendar on the screen connected with the Raspberry Pi.

How to download the image of the Dakboard on Raspberry Pi

To download the image we will visit the website of the Dakboard,

How to flash the image of the Dakboard on Raspberry Pi

Visit Dakboard, to download the latest version of the Dakboard which is v2.29  for the Raspberry Pi 4. When the image is downloaded we will open the Raspberry Pi imager which is downloaded from the official website of the Raspberry Pi to flash the image file of the Dakboard on the micro SD card. When the imager, Raspberry Pi has been launched, select the “CHOOSE OS” and then a drop down menu will be appeared with different options:

In the displayed drop down menu, scroll down the options and select the “Use custom” option in the last of the menu to choose the downloaded image file of the Dakboard:

When the Dakboard image file has been chosen, select the storage drive, in our case, we are choosing the micro SD card to write the file of the Dakboard:

Finally click on the “WRITE” to start the flashing process of the Dakboard image file on the micro SD card:

A notification will be prompted to warn you that if you proceed the process, all the data present on the SD card will be removed from it, press the “YES‘ button:

It will take some time to flash the image on the Raspberry Pi, when it is completed a message will be prompted that now you can remove your storage device, click on the “CONTINUE” button:

How to create a Dakboard account

We will visit the website of the Dakboard, in the above menu options, we will select the “Login” to create a new user account:

Then we will click on the “Create an account” option available in the bottom of the new dialog box:

Either you can use your Google account or create a new account by providing the “Username”, “Email”, and “Password”.

How to boot and configure the Dakboard on the Raspberry Pi 4

We will insert the micro SD card on which the Dakboard image file has been flashed in the Raspberry Pi 4 micro SD card port and turn on the power of the Raspberry pi 4. It will take few seconds to boot the OS of the Dakboard and a screen will appear like given below:

It will take 3-4 minutes to load, on the first boot, a “init.sh” file will open and it will ask you to enter the serial number:

For this serial number, we will open the newly created Dakboard account in the web browser and will click on the “Displays & Devices” option present in the side menu of the account:

Then will click the “ADD A  DISPLAY” button to add the Raspberry device on the account:

A unique name will be required to enter, in our case we have typed “LinuxHint_Meeting_Room” and click on the “SAVE” button:

A message of “Device Added Successfully” will be appeared on the screen, click on the “CLOSE” button:

Then click on the three dots icon and a menu will be displayed, choose the “Info”:

Serial number and the id has been displayed, note both of them and enter in the OS option of the Dakboard:

When they are entered, the screen will be changed to the following screen “if you are connected to the Wifi‘:

For example, if we are going to connect the computer, connect the Wifi by provided “SSID” and “Password”, and then visit the provided URL in the web browser, a screen will be opened with a “code”, go back the Raspberry Pi browser and type the URL provided in Step 2 and enter the code:

Enter the code to link the device with the computer:

The device has successfully linked and a homepage of the DIY of Dakboard has been displayed:

Conclusion

The Dakboard operating system provides us with a digital wall calendar, which can be used to display the weather, date, day, temperature, and time. In this write-up, we have learned the method of installing the Dakboard on the Raspberry Pi and also its configuration, so we can display the digital calendar on any screen using the Dakboard on the Raspberry Pi.

About the author

Hammad Zahid

I'm an Engineering graduate and my passion for IT has brought me to Linux. Now here I'm learning and sharing my knowledge with the world.