IanseoBox

IanseoBox is a Ubuntu ARM-64 based Linux ISO image built for Raspberry Pi4 by Dhuny Riyad.

Figure 1: A IanseoBox built using pi-top.

The Linux is configured to use the WIFI of the Raspberry PI and to turn it into an Access point. The Operating System is also running a Web, Database and Application server and hosts the Ianseo Application.

For non-archers reading in, Ianseo is a GNU GPLv3 licensed software available on http://ianseo.net that runs in a web server environment. It is the most widely used archery competition management tool out there. IanseoBox allow the easy deployment of a Ianseo server on the shooting location for friendly and other tournament managements. Figure 1 shows our IanseoBox that we built on a Pi-Top casing. The IanseoBox is very portable and has a battery autonomy of 5 hours which is more than enough if the Ianseobox is powered off when not in use.

Why use IanseoBox?

In some remote areas, due to the lack of appropriate IT infrastructure (Computing and Internet Connectivity), friendly and national tournaments are carried out the old fashion way where archers on the same target are provided a standard scorecard to note their score for the qualification round.

Figure 2: Example scorecard for archers to note their scores.

After the elimination stages in a competition the scores are computed to obtain the ranking and plan for upcoming stages. Manual computation and cross verification does take time and all participants remain idle while waiting for the results.

The IanseoBox coupled with a portable printer allow organizers to build properly labelled Score Cards with participants name and a unique QR code. Alternatively, the score sheets can be printed prior to joining the field.

Figure 3: Ianseo generated scorecard with name of Archer and unique QR for use with IanseoBox.

As per Ianseo’s Design, the QR code should allow competition organizers or participants to use IanseoScore Keeper mobile application to perform an online entry of their scores on the Ianseo server, in our case here the Ianseobox.

Figure 4: (a) Ianseo Scorekeeper asks for server information. This is provided by the IanseoBox. (b) The Mobile App interface allow users to key scores rapidly. (c) The Final score is also listed on the mobile app for verification.

Ianseo Scorekeeper is an easy to use application to save and compute scores from scorecards. The issue is the availability of such a server.

The IanseoBox provides necessary server environment for the Ianseo Scorekeeper to work. The box provides a hot spot called IanseoBox for users to connect. The QR code will use http://ianseobox.home as server information making it easy for users to connect and use both Ianseo and Ianseo Scorekeeper.

All credits to the core Ianseo Team namely Ardingo Scarzella, Andrea Gabard, Christian Deligant, Matteo Pisani and Marco Carpignano for the server software and the mobile application. IanseoBox is simply a port of the Ianseo Application on a Raspberry PI for portability.

Note: IanseoBox is not an official Raspberry PI iso image by the Ianseo-Team.

How to install IanseoBox?

Download this image from Google Drive.

https://ianseobox.dhuny.org/download.php

If you want to check the integrity of your download use SHA256SUM, it should return the following:

1ec98992a52a55893dceda373a750ce3a53d8d4fb64dbbb123bf40121c678c05  IanseoBoxv1.img
  • Use BalenaEtcher or Raspberry Pi Imager to burn the image on an SD card.
  • Login using username: ianseobox and password Ianseobox4$ to your RPI4 if it is connected to a screen and keyboard
  • Once the ianseobox is active. A new Hotspot with the name of IanseoBox should appear.
  • Connect to the wifi hotspot using password: ianseobox
  • On your browser, type http://ianseobox.home to get access to the Ianseobox.
  • Create a Competition and do configure the settings to use Ianseoscorekeeper.
  • Once configured, you can include the link of the server as http://ianseobox.home. This will generate the QR Code with appropriate links for Ianseo Scorekeeper to scan.
Figure 5: Ianseo server configuration for use with Ianseo ScoreKeeper.

IanseoBox uses the same principles as Moodlebox and is mentioned here to give full credits to the team that worked on same namely: Nicolas Martignoni, Daniel M├ęthot and Christian Westphal and the whole developers community that contributed in making same.