I am attempting to set up and use the MATRIX Creator hardware. I have taken the following steps with a Raspberry Pi 3 and Matrix Creator attached (be gentle, I'm new to linux, RPI, hardware in general)

  • Downloaded and installed 2016-05-27-raspbian-jessie-lite.img on blank 16GB SD
  • Expand /root to see entire SD
  • Subsequent steps

    $echo "deb http://packages.matrix.one/matrix-creator/ ./" | sudo tee --append /etc/apt/sources.list  (needed for matrix creator)
    $sudo apt-get upgrade
    $sudo apt-get update
    $sudo apt-get install matrix-creator-init cmake g++ git
    $sudo raspi-config
        advanced options -> enable SPI
    $cd /opt
    $sudo git clone https://github.com/matrix-io/matrix-creator-hal.git
    $cd matrix-creator-hal
    $sudo mkdir build
    $cd build
    $sudo cmake .. -DADM_FATAL_WARNINGS=ON
    $sudo make

Everything seems to build without error, but I don't see any LED activity when I run:


The steps have been simplified. Please take a look at the Wiki again and let us know if things work for you. SPI is enabled by matrix-creator-init package so you don't have to do it by hand.

If it doesn't work, try doing it in a fresh image of raspbian.


The usual recipe (first update, then upgrade)

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

for the matrix-creator-hal

git clone https://github.com/matrix-io/matrix-creator-hal.git
cd matrix-creator-hal
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..

Run the demos

cd demos
  • It was suggested by an anonymous user via edit (rejected for other reasons) that you may need to reboot following the upgrade for this to work. – goldilocks Sep 18 '16 at 2:43

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