The boards are intended to run “headless” (meaning without a monitor and keyboard). If you want you can plug a monitor or TV in via the HDMI port to watch what is happen, otherwise you can SSH into the board. Some boards have a jTag/UART interface for a serial console interface. you may also connect this route for terminal control.
- Make sure that the SD Card that you prepared above is properly installed in the board SD card socket.
- You may connect your network cable to the Ethernet port on the board. See the section about connecting to the network.
- Depending on the board you use, connect the proper 5 VDC power adapter for your board to the power plug or micro usb power connection. If you are uncertain what your board requires, we suggest that you purchase the power supply for your board at the time you purchase the board.
- Upon powering the board, you should see the status lights flashing on the board as it boots. The function of these will vary depending on your board.