Hardware & Computer Requirements for Building an Embedded Application with Qt

Hardware Requirements:Raspberry Pi

  1. Raspberry Pi 2B(+), Raspberry Pi 3B(+) or RaspberryPi 4B Single board computer
  2. MicroSD card with at least 2GB in space
  3. Card reader for microSD card
  4. Power for the Raspberry Pi
  5. One of the following:

**HDMI Touch Screen Examples:

Example Full Kit with Pi, screen and power **CARD READER NOT INCLUDED**: 

The Raspberry Pi and the host computer must be on the same network. We recommend using the Raspberry Pi's wired network.

Computer Requirements:

The class will use a VirtualBox image running Ubuntu 20.04 as a guest operating system. Qt and Qt Creator will be pre-installed in the image, so there is no need to install them directly. ICS will provide the VirtualBox guest image. Participants must download and install VirtualBox version 6, and the VirtualBox extensions (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads).

Participants will need a modern computer (supported OS: Windows 7 or newer, MacOS X 7 or newer). Ubuntu Linux is supported and other Linux versions should be tested prior to the start of the class.  

The computer must as a minimum have a Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 30 GB of free disk space, USB, and a working Ethernet jack. Participants may also purchase an Ethernet adapter if their device does not have an Ethernet jack.

Please note that most Windows tablets and two-in-ones will not be sufficient to run the VirtualBox image and that most Windows tablets do not have Ethernet connectors which are mandatory to connect with the Raspberry board during the class.