Get Started

Set up the Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick by watching the video or following the steps provided below.

Step 1: Gather Your Equipment

Before you start, make sure you have the following:

  • Ubuntu* 16.04 operating system, RPI3 Model B or Ubuntu VirtualBox instance
  • Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick
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  • Internet connection to download and install the Intel® Movidius™ Software Development Kit (SDK)

Step 2: Install the SDK

To install, run these commands in a terminal window:

mkdir -p ~/workspace
cd ~/workspace
git clone
cd ncsdk
make install

Step 3: Test the Installation

Run the built-in examples to test your installation. To do this, plug in the compute stick to the USB port, and then run the following commands in a new terminal window.

cd ~/workspace/ncsdk
make examples


What's next? Find more examples on GitHub.