Build scripts to create Raspberry Pi image with Coral Edu customizations

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  1. 7293c95 switch manual script to use official github repo by Scott Main · 2 weeks ago main
  2. b8245cc switch to official github repo for system image by Scott Main · 2 weeks ago
  3. 8305ea3 delete misc files from the aiy-maker-kit folder after setup by Scott Main · 2 weeks ago
  4. 2f36e1e update setup script to download models for projects by Scott Main · 5 weeks ago
  5. 53a5425 simplify and improve script for custom RPI setup by Scott Main · 5 weeks ago

AIY Maker Kit system image tools

This repository contains scripts to create a Raspberry Pi OS system image with library requirements for the Coral USB Accelerator, plus various settings to enable the AIY Maker Kit.

If you want to set up the AIY Maker Kit using this image, follow the AIY Maker Kit setup guide.

If you just want the image file, you can get it from this repo's releases page

Build the Raspberry Pi system image

If you want to build the system image yourself, first clone this repo:

git clone

Note: If you're on macOS, you need to install coreutils (run either brew install coreutils or sudo port install coreutils).

Then you can build the SD card image using Docker by running this command from the repo root (on Linux or Mac):

make docker-release

Or build it without Docker with this command (on Linux only):

# You might need to install a few tool dependencies first:
# sudo apt-get install zerofree qemu qemu-user-static binfmt-support

make release

Either way, the image is saved in the out directory.

Update an existing Raspberry Pi image

As an alternative to flashing a new system image, you can use the script from this repo to install all the libraries required for the Coral USB Accelerator and the Maker Kit projects.

However, this script is not guaranteed to work on all system configurations. If you use this script, you might encounter a variety of failures when using the aiymakerkit APIs. In particular, as of this writing, there are known issues on the Bullseye version of RPI OS, which is why our system image is built with Buster.

If you accept these risks, you can install the required libraries by running this command from your Raspberry Pi:

bash <(curl

The unusual command format is necessary so the script can accept user input.