Introduction: Add 3G to the Raspberry Pi: PiloT Assembly

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Box contents

PiloT 3G HAT for Raspberry Pi (Click here to purchase, or to find out more about the PiloT)

Right-angled stub antenna

USB to Micro USB cable

Additional required equipment

Raspberry Pi 2

SIM card

#1 Pozidriv screwdriver

GPS/GNSS antenna (HL8548-G variant only) - click here for recommended antenna.

Step 1: Gently Push the 40 Way Pins All the Way Through the Holes in the Socket.

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Step 2: Remove the Four Screws From the Mounting Pillars.

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Step 3: Screw the Right-angled Stub Antenna Onto the SMA WAN Antenna Connector Located Next to the 40 Pin Header.

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Please note: when using the GNSS (HL8548-G) variant, you will also need to use a GNSS antenna when using the GNSS function. Please screw this onto the other SMA WAN antenna connector alongside the right-angled stub antenna.

Step 4: Align the 40 Way Socket With the 40 Way Header on the Raspberry Pi. Gently Press Together.

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Step 5: Ensure the PiloT Is Securely Mounted on the Raspberry Pi by Inserting the Four Screws (see Step 2) Into the Holes at the Bottom of the Raspberry Pi.

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Gently tighten using a #1 Pozidriv screwdriver.

Step 6: Insert the SIM Card Into the SIM Card Holder.

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Ensure the chamfer is located as shown on the photo, and the contact side is face down.

Step 7: Insert the USB End of the USB to Micro USB Cable Into the Top Centre USB Socket.

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Step 8: Insert the Micro USB Side of the USB to Micro USB Cable Into the Micro USB Socket Located Above the USB Socket.

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Step 9: Now You're Ready to Connect to Your Raspberry Pi Over a 3G Mobile Network!

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Comments

philgree made it! (author)2017-09-18

Nice clear instructions - thanks.

Swansong (author)2017-04-24

Thanks for sharing :)

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