Raspberry Pi (RPi)

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Replace Google Reader with a Raspberry Pi. With Google Reader shutting down this July, you might be looking for another way to stay on top of your feed subscriptions.

Replace Google Reader with a Raspberry Pi

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. Just follow Conor O’Neill’s lead and install Tiny Tiny RSS on your Raspberry Pi. It’s an open-source app that has been around for ages, and its developers provide a tarball that makes setup on the Pi (or any Linux-powered system) a simple task. You’ll need a basic LAMP stack running, too, because Tiny Tiny RSS isn’t a desktop app, it’s a web app that you can self-host. That makes it a pretty ideal Google Reader replacement if you’ve got a decent internet connection and are comfortable setting up port forwarding on your router. Don’t have a Raspberry Pi? Soldering is Easy – comic. 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.

Soldering is Easy – comic

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. It’s a great visual reference and a cool thing to put on the wall; you can also use it as an educational tool, encouraging kids to colour in resistors…and to do some soldering. RPi Beginners. Back to the Hub Getting Started: Buying Guide - for advice on buying the Raspberry Pi.

RPi Beginners

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? Advanced Setup - for more extensive information on setting up. Trouble Shooting - some things to check if things don't work as expected. There is some restructuring going on , we are sorry for the inconvenience.

Any easy question to ask, but a very difficult one to answer! If you are looking for any information related to SD Cards and setup look here If you need to get a RPi, the see the Buying Guide. References needed (idea for new section Living Without RPi, which can guide users or link to info to users who haven't got RPis) Link to emulation builds or live linux cds setup for beginners (RacyPy2 for example) For more information about Linux see Wikipedia sudo raspi-config. RPi Tutorials. Back to the Hub.

RPi Tutorials

Community Pages: Tutorials - a list of tutorials. Learn by doing. Guides - a list of informative guides. Make something useful. Projects - a list of community projects. Tasks - for advanced users to collaborate on software tasks. Datasheets - a frambozenier.org documentation project. Education - a place to share your group's project and find useful learning sites. Community - links to the community elsewhere on the web. Games - all kinds of computer games. Introduction This page contains a set of tutorials to help the reader to learn by doing. The Raspberry Pi Forum has a list of Project Ideas & Links, to help people get started.

Please add links to your tutorials (and ones you find interesting). Fill in each section: Tutorial Title (as a link to the project webpage or connected wiki page) Tutorial Description (including any additional links or information Skill level/Ages it is aimed at (Any/Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced) Tags (key words related to the project, i.e. References. Programming the Raspberry Pi with Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton. Webinar Session Resources: Presentation File Recorded Session Video Programming the Raspberry Pi in less than 40 minutes with Eben Upton Video: Programming the Raspberry Pi with Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton When you receive your Raspberry Pi, what will you do with it, how will you use it and what can it do for you?

Programming the Raspberry Pi with Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton

You'll learn how to-- download and install the Operating System on the SD cardrun the boot up scriptuse the script editor and begin to create applications using the presupplied Python scripts All in less than 40 minutes. This Design Flow webinar will demonstrate how Raspberry Pi users can get their unit up and running and begin their programming revolution. Presenter Eben Upton Founder and Trustee, Raspberry Pi Foundation ASIC Architect, Broadcom Date: 4th April 2012 Time: (2.00pm GMT) (3:00 pm BST) (10.00am EST) Design Flow Webinar Series: Catch Our Next DesignFlow Webinar: Integrating software, libraries, tools and COTS components to make a real application Raspberry Pi Resource page:

R-Pi Troubleshooting. 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. Power / Start-up A good power supply that will supply 5V is vital. Note that the PI has no BIOS, so nothing will be displayed on screen unless the PI successfully boots! Red power LED does not light, nothing on display The power is not properly connected.

Red power LED is blinking The red power LED should never blink, because it is hard-wired to the 3.3V power supply rail. Red power LED is on, green LED does not flash, nothing on display The Raspberry Pi cannot find a valid image on the SD card. Try with no cables connected except the USB power lead, and SD card inserted. The voltage is too low (below 5 V), try a different power supply and/or cable. There is a bug in the distributed version of bootcode.bin which causes problems with some sdcards. Look at the SD card holder on the Raspberry Pi carefully. Green LED blinks in a specific pattern SD cards . . Tiny Terminal: Maker Builds a Working Raspberry Pi Laptop.

Engineers build Raspberry Pi supercomputer. (Phys.org)—Computational Engineers at the University of Southampton have built a supercomputer from 64 Raspberry Pi computers and Lego.

Engineers build Raspberry Pi supercomputer

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. " The racking was built using Lego with a design developed by Simon and James, who has also been testing the Raspberry Pi by programming it using free computer programming software Python and Scratch over the summer.

DOOM on your Pi - SparkFun Electronics. Contributors: Jimb0 Share Use this URL to share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ The Raspberry Pi is a cross between a typical embedded system – like an Arduino – and a desktop computer.

DOOM on your Pi - SparkFun Electronics

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. The Raspberry Pi is a great platform on which to learn Linux and programming. And, of course, it can be used to play games. Chocolate Doom running on the Pi. Covered in This Tutorial In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to quickly get up-and-running with the Raspberry Pi. Required Materials To follow along with this tutorial, you’ll need the following materials: Suggested Reading. What is Minecraft: Pi Edition? Have you ever thought about learning to program?

What is Minecraft: Pi Edition?

Where would you begin? How much would it cost? What would you need to get things moving? The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that’s a great starting point. It’s cheap, capable, and approachable for newbie programmers. Soon you’ll be able to play and program with Minecraft on one of the snazzy little devices. The possibilities are massive. You can start by building structures in the traditional Minecraft way, but once you’ve got to grips with the in-game features, there’s opportunity to break open the code and use programming language to manipulate things in the game world. The Raspberry Pi Foundation are a registered charity. We’re extremely excited to be involved, and can’t wait to show you more. Ten pimped-out projects for the Raspberry Pi. 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.

Ten pimped-out projects for the Raspberry Pi

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. Time-Lapse Dolly Moving time-lapse videos are a sweet art form, but kind of tricky to pull off. Want to go a step further and create HDR time-lapse videos? Source: Wired.com Image: FamiLab. Raspberry Pi Review. 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.

Raspberry Pi Review

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. The Raspberry Pi ($35, as tested), a tiny and brilliantly inexpensive proto-computer, encourages exactly the kind of exploration and tinkering that are nowadays often relegated to even the fringes of the DIY and enthusiast communities, and demands your active participation and intellectual engagement.

But be forewarned: You cannot be a passive user. Features Before getting into what the Raspberry Pi can do, we need to examine what you get with it. Programming the Raspberry Pi webinar with Eben, April 4. 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. We hope all you mentees will find it edutaining. A monster hand attached to a tiny person. Eben’s hosting this (deep breath) webinar with Element 14 on April 4 at 2pm GMT. Download and install the Operating System on the SD cardrun the boot up scriptuse the script editor and begin to create applications using the presupplied Python scripts If you want to attend, you’ll need to sign up for the event at Element 14′s website.

Edited to add: We’ve checked with Element14, and a video of the webinar will be made available for those of you who can’t attend because you’re at work, it’s 2am where you live, etc. etc. *If you are wondering: “Who the hell is Eben?”