Install Keg Punk on a Raspberry Pi

Rock On! You've got yourself a copy of Keg Punk and are ready to install it on your Raspberry Pi. The software is packaged in a zip folder, so you'll start out by extracting it. Follow the steps below or jump to a specific section.

IS YOUR PI READY?

As far as we know, all new versions of Raspberry Pi are running Raspberry Pi OS and

Python 3...but just in case...

  • We recommend upgrading to Raspberry Pi OS if you have an older OS.

  • Keg Punk runs on Python 3 - check your Pi's current version by entering the following into a terminal:

python --version

- or -

python3 --version


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EXTRACT

  • If you downloaded Keg Punk straight to your Pi, skip to step 2.

  • If you downloaded Keg Punk on another computer and will transfer to your Pi on a flash drive, start at step 1.

STEP 1

Load the downloaded zip folder to a flash drive. After inserting the flash drive to your Pi, click “OK” to Open in File Manager.


STEP 2

Right click on the “Arithmech.zip” folder and select “Extract To…”.


STEP 3

Extract to:

/home/pi

then click “Extract”


STEP 4

Navigate to the “Home Folder” (i.e., /home/pi). You should see the extracted “Arithmech” folder.

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DESKTOP SHORT-CUT

NOTE: There is a file in the folder called “Keg Punk” with a keg icon. This is a launcher script file that will be used as the desktop shortcut.


STEP 5

In the Arithmech folder, cut the “Keg Punk” launcher file.


STEP 6

Paste the file in the Desktop folder (i.e., /home/pi/Desktop). It should also show up on the Desktop.

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INSTALL MISSING PACKAGES

NOTE: You will need to use the terminal to install a few packages before running Keg Punk.


STEP 7

Open a terminal. Enter the following to download and install the imagetk package:


sudo apt-get install python3-pil.imagetk


STEP 8

Enter the following to download and install the tkcalendar package:


pip3 install tkcalendar


STEP 9

Enter the following to download and install the pandas package


pip3 install pandas


Then enter the following to download a pandas support package

sudo apt-get install libatlas-base-dev


Then close the terminal

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CONFIGURE FOR EXECUTABLE

NOTE: This step ensures that you will not be prompted for approval each time you run Keg Punk.


STEP 10

Go to Main Menu -> Accessories -> File Manager -> Edit -> Preferences -> General

Check “Don’t ask options on launch executable file”.

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MAKE KEG PUNK EXECUTABLE

NOTE: Making the script executable allows you to launch Keg Punk from the Desktop short cut.


STEP 11

Open a terminal and enter the following to access the KegPunk directory:


cd /home/pi/Arithmech/KegPunk

(Note: there is a space between “cd” and “/home/…”)


STEP 12

Enter the following to make Keg Punk executable, then close the terminal:


chmod +x Main.py

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LAUNCH!


STEP 13

Double click the Keg Punk shortcut on the Desktop to run the program!

Check out this post for a quick guide on getting started using Keg Punk.

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HELP!


Go to our HELP post for problems and FAQ's


CONTACT US

Go to Contact Page

Email directly: patrick@arithmech.com


If you like Keg Punk let us know and spread the word! If you hate Keg Punk, then for Punk's sake, LET US KNOW!


Cheers Y'all!




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