The core idea behind pi3g’s PiCockpit is to make things really easy for you. It is as simple as using a smartphone. No need to learn programming or diving deep into Linux and the command line.

What can I do with PiCockpit?

PiCockpit has four modules or  “apps.” In GPIO, you can read and control your GPIO pins’ state — without any programming. Even dimming LEDs using a simple slider is possible thanks to Software PWM.

PiCockpit has four modules, like GPIO.

Did you ever want to launch a rocket using a web interface? In PiControl, you can run commands on your Raspberry Pi by clicking on buttons in the web interface. By default, reboot, power off and upgrade client are available. You can add additional commands in a safe way by simply editing a JSON file on your Raspberry Pi. This way, you have complete control over which commands are allowed to be run. As you see, the web interface part is ready for you, the only thing left to build is the rocket itself.

PiDoctor is currently the most powerful app in PiCockpit. Here you’ll be able to run many checks on your Raspberry Pi. Have you ever wondered where your Raspberry Pi was manufactured? How much free storage space you still have? Whether your power supply is strong enough for the Raspberry Pi? Whether your Raspberry Pi is running hot and therefore has degraded performance? Which WLANs your Raspberry Pi sees? PiDoctor answers all these questions and many more.

Finally, PiStats will give you real-time statistics on important vitals of your Raspberry Pi. Amongst them: CPU load, RAM usage, uptime, WLAN signal strength, and SoC temperature. See whether your Raspberry Pi is coping well with the workload, or overheating and getting to its limits.PiStats will give you real-time statistics

How does it work?

You can install PiCockpit in three simple steps:
  • Sign up for a free account on
  • Create an API key
  • Run the one-line installer script on your Raspberry Pi

That’s it. PiCockpit will now be able to communicate with your Raspberry Pi using the MQTT protocol — which will allow it to cross firewalls and network boundaries. Refresh the web interface, and you’ll be able to get started with monitoring and controlling your Raspberry Pi immediately, using the web browser of your choice.

Try it today at It’s free for up to five Raspberry Pis.