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Raspberry Pi

This guide explains how to cross-compile Kaa C SDK for Raspberry Pi. Alternatively, you can build the Kaa C SDK directly on the Raspberry Pi board. For more information, see Linux guide for Kaa C SDK.

NOTE: This guide is verified against:

  • Host OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit
  • Device: Raspberry Pi 3
  • Target OS: Raspbian Jessie


Perform the following instructions on the host machine:

  1. Install build prerequisites.

    sudo apt-get install cmake build-essential
  2. Install toolchain.

    mkdir rpi_root && cd rpi_root
    git clone
    export ARMLINUX_GCC=$(pwd)/tools/arm-bcm2708/gcc-linaro-arm-linux-gnueabihf-raspbian-x64/bin/arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc

Build Kaa application

After you installed the required dependencies and built the C SDK, you can build and run your Kaa application.

Since Raspberry runs on Linux, you can use the Linux guide to build and run your application.

NOTE: Make sure to specify correct compiler name when compiling your Kaa application for Raspberry Pi: