# Install Dot Matrix on Raspberry Pi

## Dot Matrix

The glyph playground of creativity from simple lines

Run from Menu: Menu -> Graphics -> Dot Matrix

Run from Terminal: flatpak run io.github.lainsce.DotMatrix

Fortunately, Dot Matrix is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Dot Matrix.

## Compatibility

For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version **Bookworm**.

Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.

**Dot Matrix will only run on PiOS 64-bit.** Pi-Apps will not let you install Dot Matrix on PiOS 32-bit.

## Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

`wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash`

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps

## Install Dot Matrix

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Dot Matrix.

First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the **Creative Arts** category.

Now scroll down to find **Dot Matrix** in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Dot Matrix for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at https://pi-apps.io