Quick setup on your Raspberry Pi 3


  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Micro SD card, minimum size 2GB
  • Power supply
  • Smart phone

Step 1: Download the Image

Download the latest nymea image for the Raspberry Pi 3.


Step 2: Flash the Image

There are different ways how to flash the SD Card. You can find instructions at the official Raspberry Pi documentation or here in the wiki.

Step 3: Download the nymea:app

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Step 4: Power on the Raspberry Pi

Inset the micro SD-Card into your Raspberry Pi 3 and power on the device. Booting might take a few minutes.

Step 5: Setup the wireless network

As long as the Raspberry Pi does not have any network connection (such as any LAN cable plugged in, or preconfigured WiFi network), nymea starts a Bluetooth service that helps you to get your Pi connected with your Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi setup

Step 6: Connect to your nymea

Now that your Raspberry Pi is connected to your Wi-Fi, you are able to connect to nymea. Make sure that the device running nymea:app is in the same network as your Raspberry Pi. This is necessary only for the first time you connect to nymea via the nymea:app. Once you are there, you can connect to nymea:cloud, which will take care of future connections between nymea and nymea:app.

Nymea Connection

Step 7: Cloud connection on nymea

Setting up a cloud connection is really easy. Just tap the navigation in the top right corner, go to "Box Settings" → "Cloud" and enable cloud. After that you need to go to "App Settings" → Cloud Login and register for our free cloud service. Once that's done you are all set. You can now control your devices without being in the same WiFi as your nymea powered Raspberry Pi. You can also now receive push notifications based on your preferences.

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Step 8: Have fun!

That's it! You are ready to add your devices and create some magic for your environment!