PicoLog data loggers now support Raspberry Pi computers

Pico Technology data loggers work great when USB connected to PCs running Windows, macOS and Linux, and now with support for Raspbian OS on armhf processors, we support Raspberry Pi computers.

Optimized and tested on the new Raspberry Pi 4B, and the current 3B and 3B+ on Raspbian Buster, the PicoLog 6 data logging software package provides a visual, easy-to-use interface allowing you to quickly set up simple or complex acquisitions and record, view and analyze data. It's the same fully functioning software that runs on Windows, macOS and Linux.
Coupled with a Raspberry Pi, this new PicoLog 6 package expands the flexibility and opens the door for Pico's data loggers to be used in new and different ways:

  • You can now connect the logger to the Pi and remove the keyboard, mouse and video to make an inexpensive stand-alone logger storing its captured data locally on a Pi SD card
  • Furthermore, connecting your Pi by WiFi or Ethernet, you can internet-enable your Pico logger which you can then access remotely using an open-source VNC server and viewer freely available
  • ...and better still, utilizing the Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability on the Raspberry Pi 3B+ paired with the PoE PiHAT not only eliminates the need for an external power supply and powered USB hub, it also internet-enables your logger at the same time

PicoLog 6 for Raspbian is available as a signed .deb file from https://www.picotech.com/downloads. This can be installed either by downloading the .deb file from here and double click the file, or from terminal using this command:

sudo dpkg -i picolog_6.x.xx_armhf.deb

Replace the 'x.xx' with the actual version number you are installing.


We have tested on Raspberry Pi model 3B, 3B+ and 4B. The 4B is the ideal unit to use to achieve the maximum performance of your logger.