Getting started with Raspberry Pi


To create a Great Bear node from a Raspberry Pi, you will need:

  • A Raspberry Pi 4B with 8GB of memory.
  • The Raspberry Pi Imager application.
  • Access to the Internet either using Wi-Fi or a wired Ethernet connection.
  • Access to the Internet needs to be via IPv4.
  • A microSD card. We recommend capacity of at least 16GB.
  • It is highly recommended to equip your Raspberry Pi with a fan and run the fan at full speed.


  1. First, you need to Prepare an SD Card with a suitable image.

  2. Next, assemble and switch on your Raspberry Pi. If you are not familiar with the Raspberry Pi, see our guide on Assembling a Raspberry Pi.

  3. Last of all, you need to Configure and bootstrap the Great Bear node.