Install TensorFlow on Raspberry Pi

Difficulty
Very easy
Steps
3

Installing TensorFlow on the Raspberry Pi has never been easier.

With TensorFlow on your Raspberry Pi, you can create neural networks that can perform image recognition, data classification and more!

In this guide, we will install the open source machine learning library TensorFlow by cloning the repository from Github. We will use a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and the recommended power supply for it.

Installing TensorFlow will enable you to complete out other AI guides.

What is TensorFlow?

If you're looking to get started with AI projects using the Raspberry Pi, Google TensorFlow is a good option. It's used for machine learning and the creation of neural networks, which makes image recognition and text analysis possible, among other things.

You don't have to be an expert in AI to get started. Instead of using data to build a model, there are models already built by Google that you can test and use for your own projects.

Step 1  Install TensorFlow Using Pip

With pre-built binaries, TensorFlow can be installed using Python's pip package system in two simple commands.

With a terminal window open, enter sudo apt install libatlas-base-dev

After its installation is complete, enter the following:pip3 install tensorflow

This process will take at least a few minutes.

Step 2  Clone the TensorFlow Repository

Head over to the command line and type:git clone https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow.git

You can follow the instructions here to build the example models for the Raspberry Pi.

You can also head over to the TensorFlow repository for Google example models and instructions.

Now you're all set with everything you need to start using TensorFlow. It's a huge subject that goes beyond this guide.

Learn by following along and using the models provided in the instructions above!