This step-by-step tutorial will help guide you through the set-up of your AWS DeepLens. AWS DeepLens is a fully programmable video camera that comes with tutorials, code, and pre-trained models designed to expand deep learning skills. In this tutorial, you will register your device, execute the device certification, and complete the configuration, so you are ready to deploy your first machine learning model.

You will need an AWS DeepLens device in order to complete this tutorial. You can pre-order now on amazon.com.

If you have already set up your AWS DeepLens and want to do more, take a look at the Creating and Deploying an AWS DeepLens Project and Extending Your AWS Deeplens Project 10-Minute Tutorials.

Completing AWS DeepLens set up requires an AWS account

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Open the AWS Management Console in a new browser window, so you can keep this step-by-step guide open.  When the screen loads, enter your user name and password to get started. Then type DeepLens in the search bar and select AWS DeepLens to open the console.

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In this step, you will register your device and set up permissions by creating AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles.


a. On the AWS DeepLens console screen, find the Get started section on the right hand side and select Register Device.

 

 

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b. Enter a name for your DeepLens device (for example, “MyDevice”), and select Next.

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c. AWS DeepLens projects require different levels of permissions, which are set by AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles. When registering your device for the first time, you'll need to create each one of these IAM roles. Go to IAM role for AWS DeepLens and select Create a role in IAM.

Unfamilar with IAM roles? Learn more here.

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d. Leave the default fields as is for Role name and Policies. Enter a description (optional) and select Create role.

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e. Return back to the Set Permission tab, select on Refresh IAM roles and select the newly created Role name AWSDeepLensServiceRule.

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f. Repeat the process by selecting Create a role in IAM for the other four roles. When you return back to the tab after all four roles are created, select Refresh IAM roles and select each role name from the dropdown list.

Note: AWS Greengrass has two different roles. Make sure that you select the right role for each one, as you can see in the screenshot.

Once you have all the roles correctly created and populated, select Next.

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In this step, you will download and save the required certificate to your computer. You will use it later to enable your DeepLens to connect to AWS.


Select Download certificate and note the location of the certificates.zip file. Select Register.

Note: Do not open the zip file now. You will attach this zip file later on during device registration.

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In this final step, you will connect the device to a Wi-Fi connection, upload the certificate and review your set-up. Then you're all set!


a. Follow the step-by-step instructions on the Setup Guide: plug in and power on the device, locate SSID/password of the device’s Wi-Fi, connect to the device’s network, and navigate to the setup page at 192.168.0.1.

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b. Select your local Wi-Fi network ID from the dropdown list and enter the password. Select Next.

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c. Select Browse in the Certificate section. Select the zip file you downloaded in Step 4 and select Next.

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d. In the next step of Configure Device Access, create the device password, enable SSH (if you wish), and define the update policy. When you're done, select Review.

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e. To complete your device set up, review the settings on the Device set up summary page (you can edit each section if needed) and select Finish.

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f. Select the Devices menu in the left side navigation bar and verify that your device has completed the registration process. You should see a green check mark and Completed under Registration status.

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You have set up your AWS DeepLens and are ready to deploy your first machine learning model. Now it's time for you to get hands-on with deep learning. 

Now that you have learned how to set up AWS DeepLens to, pick one of the following options to further expand your knowledge.

Dive deeper

Get even more info on how to use AWS DeepLens. Check out the full Getting Started Guide »

Create and deploy a project

Take the next step with your AWS DeepLens by creating and deploying a project in just 10 Minutes. Start 10-Minute Tutorial »

Extend a project

Extend your AWS DeepLens project by following the steps in this 10-Minute Tutorial »

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