Raspberry Pi (RPi)
With Google Reader shutting down this July, you might be looking for another way to stay on top of your feed subscriptions. Why not set up a Raspberry Pi to do the not-so-heavy lifting instead of importing your feeds into yet another web-based service? After all, you never know when anyone (or everyone) is going to pull the pin on their aggregators — especially since RSS is supposed to be dead already anyway. Replace Google Reader with a Raspberry Pi | Chips | Geek.com
We’re in Reykjavík this week, and met up on our arrival with some of the guys from HakkavéIin (The Hack Machine), who spent the evening demonstrating just how great Icelanders are. Board games in an independent cinema foyer, very large langoustines, microbrew and debates about the command line: what could be better? I spent a lot of the evening talking to the most excellent Andie Nordgren . Andie is a technical producer at CCP games, and she’s also one of the team behind a very handy instructional comic about soldering. Click the image to download a pdf of the whole seven pages . Soldering is Easy â comic | Raspberry Pi
Back to the Hub Getting Started: Buying Guide - for advice on buying the Raspberry Pi. SD Card Setup - for information on how to prepare the SD Card used to boot your Raspberry Pi. Basic Setup - for help with buying / selecting other hardware and setting it up. Beginners Guide - you are up and running, now what can you do?
Back to the Hub. Community Pages: Tutorials - a list of tutorials. Learn by doing.
Programming the Raspberry Pi with Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton - element14
From eLinux.org Back to the Hub . This page lists the most common problems and suggests some solutions. See RPi_Bugs for problems that are bugs. R-Pi Troubleshooting - eLinux.org
Look out, Apple, there's a new ultra small laptop on the market featuring cutting-edge hardware, a solid-state hard drive, and a glowing fruit icon on the lid. The miniature, fully functional machine was designed in Austin by Nathan Morgan, the CEO of Parts People , using a Raspberry Pi for the processor. While the Raspberry Pi is a super accessible and inexpensive computing platform, it's rarely used in traditional applications . The Raspberry Pi platform has been used to add computational power to almost everything, from mini arcade games to augmented-reality goggles, but few have tried to create something that approximates a traditional computer. This attempt takes electronic components that were destined to repair Dell computers and combines them with a 3-D printed shell to create a laptop with 10 hours of battery life, a full qwerty keyboard, and a great chance of giving its user a hernia with its heft. Tiny Terminal: Maker Builds a Working Raspberry Pi Laptop | Wired Design | Wired.com
Raspberry Pi Launches Summer Programming Competition for Kids | GeekMom | Wired.com Raspberry Pi is announcing a summer programming competition for kids. If you’re under 18, write a program for Raspberry Pi that impresses the judges and you could win $1,000! The program can do anything you want and be written in any language you prefer (as long as it can run on Raspberry Pi; Python is the default). Just make it snazzy and submit it between August 4th and September 1st for consideration.
(Phys.org)—Computational Engineers at the University of Southampton have built a supercomputer from 64 Raspberry Pi computers and Lego. The team, led by Professor Simon Cox, consisted of Richard Boardman, Andy Everett, Steven Johnston, Gereon Kaiping, Neil O'Brien, Mark Scott and Oz Parchment, along with Professor Cox's son James Cox (aged 6) who provided specialist support on Lego and system testing. Professor Cox comments: "As soon as we were able to source sufficient Raspberry Pi computers we wanted to see if it was possible to link them together into a supercomputer. We installed and built all of the necessary software on the Pi starting from a standard Debian Wheezy system image and we have published a guide so you can build your own supercomputer." Engineers build Raspberry Pi supercomputer
The Raspberry Pi is a cross between a typical embedded system – like an Arduino – and a desktop computer. The Pi packs a 700MHz ARM11 Core with 512MB of RAM, HDMI and audio outputs, 2 USB ports, an Ethernet jack, and an SD socket with support for up to a 32GB SD card. In the eyes of some, it’s one of the more powerful, cost-effective embedded boards to hit the market. To others, it’s one of the most compact, bare-bones personal computers ever to grace the electronics world with it’s presence. In either case, it’s here to blur the line between the world of embedded electronics and personal computing. DOOM on your Pi - SparkFun Electronics
What is Minecraft: Pi Edition? | Minecraft: Pi Edition Have you ever thought about learning to program? Where would you begin? How much would it cost?
Ten pimped-out projects for the Raspberry Pi (Wired UK) 2013 will be an exciting year in the world of gadgets -- new game consoles are launching, gadgets to automate homes and improve health are popping up regularly, and this could finally be the year the mythical Apple TV ships. While these are all undeniably cool, the gadgets that will really transform the future are being prototyped in hackerspaces and garages all over the world. Increasingly, the Raspberry Pi is the platform of choice for these forward-thinking gadgeteers. Makers are using the tiny $35 (£22) platform to help the blind, manage their email, play games -- even put on pyrotechnic stage shows that would make the most hardened hair band weep with joy. These 10 projects show the enormous potential of this tiny board and should keep your weekend full of prototyping fun.
Raspberry Pi Review & Rating | PCMag.com Back in personal technology prehistory—you know, before computers were idiot-proof enough to grace any living room—it was tough to use a PC without possessing an intimate understanding of how and why it worked. The advent of prefabricated machines and graphical operating systems has helped the industry explode like those of us who witnessed its birth could never have dreamed of, but that remarkable success has come at the cost of the pioneering spirit that started it all. But all hope of regaining that foundational force it is not lost.
I can’t believe I’ve just typed the word “webinar”. It’s a horrible neologism – right up there with “mentee” and “edutainment”. Still, a webinar is what Eben’s* doing, so that’s what we’re having to call it. Programming the Raspberry Pi webinar with Eben, April 4 | Raspberry Pi