Aquaponics Monitoring with Cacti

Setting up the Raspberry Pi

This is a very versatile kit, and it is really as easy as following the instructions, screwing the kit together (without the Tentacle Board), plug in a keyboard, mouse, and monitor, and turning it on.

It will boot into a nice GUI of Linux.


At this point, you can either plug into your network with an ethernet cable or set up your wifi on the Raspberry Pi.

I highly recommend that you DO NOT use wifi, this I just a personal preference, but when I am running monitoring software I want to be able to guarantee connectivity, so always use ethernet.

You will need to learn how to use the Linux Terminal as well as a Breadboard.