To get started with RoPieee you first need to download the latest image from the Software section. Next you need to write this image to an SD card (RoPieee requires an SD card of minimal 4GB in size). If you don’t know how to do this you could have a look at Etcher, a very simple tool that can help you with that.
When you’ve written the image to the SD card you’re good to go! Place the SD card in the Raspberry Pi and power it on. Make sure the Raspberry Pi is connected to the internet!
RoPieee will boot and configure some final items. This will take some time and during this period RoPieee will reboot a few more times. This configuration period can take up to 5 minutes, so be patient and get some coffee ;-)
After this last reboot RoPieee can be configured as endpoint from within Roon.
As RoPieee is meant to be used unattended (without screen and/or keyboard attached) it uses the green LED as a visual indication of what’s going on. During installation/configuration the green LED will flash at high frequency (10 Hz). When the RoPieee is ready to rock this changes in a flash at a steady 1⁄2 Hz.
You want to go wireless? That’s not a problem. Of course RoPieee supports on-board wireless on the model 3, but you can also plug in an external USB Wifi adaptor (Realtek chipset only).
You can also visit the web page of the RoPieee to configure some items if necessary. For that you need to either know what the IP address is of your RoPieee or you can visit http://ropieee.local