Pi-Star Upgrade Guides

Pi-Star Upgrade Guides

Welcome To The Upgrade Guides

 Return To The NDC Home Page
 Return To The NDC Home Page, link to the left. We've placed these Pi-Star Upgrade Guides here to help answer a lot of questions that We have been asked. Each of these Guides start as if you just opened the Pi-Star Digital Voice Dashboard into a browser and haven't done the first initial login just yet.
 
OK, We could probably could write a script that would automate these Guides. YET, We say, will you learn much from executing a script? We think NOT. This means that these Guides will have you enter every command. You get to see things happen on the screen. YOU get to learn how to take care of your Pi-Star based Hotspot!
 

The Guides

 The Command List
 The Command List - Link Is To The Left. This is a list of Pi-Star / MMDVMHost / Nextion Display Driver sent System Status Codes and Text Variables. Some have asked for a somewhat complete list, well, here it is. This is the very list that We use to program Our Nextion Display Files.
 
 Updating Raspberry Pi OS And Pi-Star
 Updating Raspberry Pi OS And Pi-Star - Link Is To The Left. These pages show the ways to update and upgrade the Raspberry Pi OS and Pi-Star. These commands must be used about once a month to keep everything running smoothly with your HotSpot / Repeater.
 
 Installing The Nextion Display Driver
 Installing The Nextion Display Driver - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Installation Guide of the Nextion Display Driver. We've tried my best to take this Instructional Guide slowly, an easier way to do this, hopefully keeping you from making any mistakes.
 
 Checking The Nextion Display Driver
 Checking The Nextion Display Driver - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Check Guide of the Nextion Display Driver. We've tried Our best to take this Instructional Guide slowly, an easier way to do this, hopefully keeping you from making any mistakes.
 
 Editing The Locales File
 Editing The Locales File - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Editing Guide of the locales file. We've tried my best to take this Instructional Guide slowly, an easier way to do this, hopefully keeping you from making any mistakes.
 
 Changing To Displaying Fahrenheit
 Changing To Displaying Fahrenheit - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Changing Guide To Displaying Fahrenheit. We've tried my best to take this Instructional Guide slowly, an easier way to do this, hopefully keeping you from making any mistakes.
 
 Changing The Nextion Display Brightness
 Changing The Nextion Display Brightness - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Changing The Nextion Display Brightness Guide. We've tried my best to take this Instructional Guide slowly, an easier way to do this, hopefully keeping you from making any mistakes.
 

The Stripped.csv File Guide

 Updating The Stripped.csv File
 Updating The Stripped.csv File - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Guide for the stripped.csv file. We've tried my best to take this Instructional Guide slowly, an easier way to do this, hopefully keeping you from making any mistakes.
 

The TGIF groups.txt File Guide

 Changing To The TGIF_groups.txt File
 Changing To The TGIF_groups.txt File - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Guide for the changing to the TGIF_groups.txt file. We've tried my best to take this Instructional Guide slowly, an easier way to do this, hopefully keeping you from making any mistakes.
 

HotSpot Parts Guides

 HotSpot Parts
 HotSpot Parts - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Guide for the obtaining parts for your own HotSpot. We've tried my best to take this Instructional Guide slowly, an easier way to do this, hopefully keeping you from making any mistakes.
 

C4 Labs Case Assembly Guides

Due to my life long medical problems, I have to live in a reduced humidity environment, ~%40, in order to breath properly without constant assisted medical devices and drugs. Dust is a problem is such an environment even when running two HEPA Filters continously. What this means is that the images in these assembly guides may contain dust specks on the parts that are being assembled. This is not truly a representative of C4Labs's parts when you will assemble them. Please accept this forward as my apology for appearance of the dust on each assembly part that shows dust specks.
 
NOTICE: As of 01/20/21, the C4Labs cases ZRPi-1NSX and DRPi-1NSX are desinged to hold the Raspiberry Pi 2B, 3B, and 3B+ ONLY. IF you wish to build a Hotspot / Repeater around the Raspberry Pi 4B, Purchase the ZRPi-3.5NSX or DRPi-3.5NSX instead.
 
 Building The C4Labs ZRPi-1NSX Legacy
 Building The C4Labs ZRPi-1NSX Legacy - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Guide for the Building of the C4Labs ZRPi-1NSX Legacy. This build is also comparable to the DRPi-1NSX Legacy. Legacy meaning that C4Labs has changed the assembly design to the DRPi-1NSX. The ZRPi-1NSX is also supposed to be similarly changed in the future. This assembly Guide is supplied so that all of those who bought the older case can still dis-assemble and re-assemble it with confidence.
 
 Building The C4Labs DRPi-1NSX
 Building The C4Labs DRPi-1NSX - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Guide for the Building of the C4Labs DRPi-1NSX. This build is for the 2.4" Nextion Duplex / Dual MMDVM Hat C4Labs Case.
 
 Building The C4Labs ZRPi-3.5NSX
 Building The C4Labs ZRPi-3.5NSX - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Guide for the Building of the C4Labs ZRPi-3.5NSX. This build is for the 3.5" Nextion Simplex / Single MMDVM Hat C4Labs Case.
 
 Building The C4Labs DRPi-3.5NSX
 Building The C4Labs DRPi-3.5NSX - Link Is To The Left. We've included images with the text of this Guide for the Building of the C4Labs DRPi-3.5NSX. This build is for the 3.5" Nextion Duplex / Dual MMDVM Hat C4Labs Case.