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[NB] Using a Raspberry Pi as a Ninja Block

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2015 11:11AM EST


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To get started, follow these instructions:
1. SSH to your raspberry pi by typing "ssh raspberrypi.local" into your terminal.  If you're unable to access the raspberry pi, you might have to reference your router's DHCP lease table.  Once you're in, the default username is "pi" and the password is "raspberry."

2. Execute the following command: 
wget -O - | sudo bash

3. When installation has completed, Nina will grant you a screen that looks like this:

4. Register an account at

 5. After you've registered and logged onto the site, click on the "pair block" in the upper right, and enter the serial number Nina has given you.

6. If all goes well, you should see a dialog that says you've paired successfully.

7. The world is your oyster! Try making a rule, adding a camera, or controlling a remote power point! For more ideas, join us on the forums!

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If you're having issues pairing, try the following:
1. Ensure your Pi can access the internet, run ping to see if your internet connection is working.
2. If the ping to Google was not successful, try ping If that was succesful, your DNS settings are broken. Edit /etc/resolv.conf and insert a proper DNS server. is a DNS server itself, so use that if you like!
3. If you're trying to use both wifi AND ethernet, pick one and reboot. Multiple paths can sometimes cause strange issues
4. If you still have issues, feel free to join us in the forums or email us at! 

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