Quick Start#

These instructions will help you get up and running quickly so you can try out DynAIkonTrap. We recommend following the full instructions in the User Documentation, but you can use this page to get the system running with defaults quickly.

  1. Connect the camera to your Raspberry Pi and enable it in settings (sudo raspi-config)
    • If you are on a newly setup Raspberry Pi it’s worth updating before proceeding:

      sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
    • You may also need to install git:

      sudo apt install git -y
  2. Download the code e.g.

    # Download
    git clone http://gitlab.dynaikon.com/dynaikontrap/dynaikontrap.git
    # Enter the directory
    cd dynaikontrap
  3. Run the setup script

    # Installs all required libraries into a Python virtual environment.
  4. Start the camera trap program by running:


First Boot

The first time DynAIkonTrap is booted on a given device may have a short delay at the beginning as DynAIkonTrap is reliant on a just-in-time (JIT) compile for some features. This will only take a minates, thanks for your patience.