Install LibrePCB on Raspberry Pi
LibrePCB is a free, cross-platform, easy-to-use electronic design automation suite to draw schematics and design printed circuit boards – for makers, students and professionals, from beginners to experts.
This software just lets you develop electronics the right way. No costs. No restrictions. No online account. No unnecessary complexity.
To run: Menu -> Programming -> LibrePCB
To run in a terminal: flatpak run --file-forwarding org.librepcb.LibrePCB
Fortunately, LibrePCB 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 LibrePCB.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bullseye.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3 and the Pi 4.
LibrePCB will only run on PiOS 64-bit. Pi-Apps will not let you install LibrePCB on PiOS 32-bit.
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
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install LibrePCB.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Engineering category.
Now scroll down to find LibrePCB in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install LibrePCB 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