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PiBang versus Raspbian. PiBang Vs. Raspbian, What's the difference? (Revised 7-17-2013) The major differences are the choice of desktop environment,the init system used, the default file manager, default shell, and our setup utility. Raspbian uses LXDE. PiBang uses the lighterweight Openbox Window Manager in conjunction with Tint2 as a panel and Nitrogen as a wallpaper handler. The second major difference is choice of init system. The third major difference is the software repositories. The fourth big change is the file manager.

The fifth big change is the default $SHELL. Finally, PiBang has forked the Raspi-Config program. Really? The PiBang Project is not centered on education. In conclusion, PiBang still uses the Raspbian sources, so it is still compatible. Raspberry Pi | Wiring. Update: 14th May, 2013 wiringPi version 2 has been released and now has its own website ( to look after it. Most of the documentation on the projects site has been copied over to it the new site, but there may still be 1 or 2 pages that are still missing. I’d encourage you to use the new site if possible where there will be a forum and wiki (when I get time to implement them!) WiringPi is an Arduino wiring-like library written in C and released under the GNU LGPLv3 license which is usable from C and C++ and many other languages with suitable wrappers (See below) You may be familiar with the Arduino… Briefly; Arduino is really two things; one is a hardware platform, the other software, and part of the software is a package called Wiring.

The Raspberry Pi has a 26-pin General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) connector and this carries a set of signals and buses. WiringPi includes a command-line utility gpio which can be used to program and setup the GPIO pins. Pin numbering. Issue 22 | 22 | The MagPi. Editorial Welcome to Issue 22 of The MagPi magazine. We kick off this month’s issue with an article on solar tracking. Nathan and Nicholas introduce their amazing project, the ‘Reflective Solar Tracker’, a solar cell with the brains of a Raspberry Pi, capable of chasing the sun to improve energy capture by up to 140%! Andy Baker returns following his successful quad-copter series and this time he is featuring his intelligent night light. Andy describes building this project to reassure his son at night and banish those ‘under-bed monsters’.

Following its recent success on Kickstarter we examine the Laika Explorer, a digital Input/Output board for the Raspberry Pi with the genius additions of USB and expansion ports. We welcome back Richard Wenner for his second article for The MagPi, where he continues his tutorial on using SQL by explaining how to insert and view stored data. To finish up, we go out with a bang with three great articles. Jasper | Control everything with your voice. What Is ARM Architecture? ArkOS. Raspberry Pi - Getting Started - Electronics Basics... Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer. Firstly, thanks for the continued advice. The community developing around the hardware is what's making the RPi such a great thing for people like myself who are learning. Let me explain a bit of my setup.I have a RPi connected to my TV and over ethernet to my router (which in turn is also connected by ethernet to a NAS).

I mostly want to run the RPi as a VPN server so that I can connect to my network whilst away, which I'll do on wheezy. But when at home I obviously won't need VPN and would like to use it as a media centre accessing music etc. on the NAS (hence OpenELEC). Max wrote:Might be easier to just hook up a keyboard though than entering SSH commands on a phone...Be aware that making a typo in the start.elf filename here will render your system unbootable. Logistically the RPi, router and NAS are kept hidden behind the TV and would be quite a hassle to plug in a keyboard every time I want to switch between OS.;a=blob_plain;f=wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf. Raspberry Connect - Raspberry Pi Ice Sculpture Time Lapse. Time Lapse Video: Raspberry Pi logo made of Ice. I have done a few time lapse videos with the Raspberry Pi Camera of clouds but wanted to do something different.

So I decided to do a time lapse video of an ice sculpture melting. Model Making The intention was to create an ice model from the waterproofed mould. Unfortunately the ice wouldn't release from the mould in one piece. So I went to plan A.1 and decided to make a rubber latex mould. Images: Raspberry Pi logo wax model and rubber latex mould The ice model was made in stages. Making a Video from a Sequence of Images Finally after several days of model making it was time to set up the Raspberry Pi Camera.

Raspistill -t 10800000 -tl 20000 -h 1080 -w 1920 -sh 25 -ISO 400 -o ice%4d.jpg This gives a HD size image with 25% sharpening, using ISO 400. The simplest way for me was to use Gthumb, a photo viewer, to list the images in reverse order and then use the rename option to rename all the images in one go as a sequence from 0001. PetRockBlog. How to Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Low-Power Network Storage Device. Mix together one Raspberry Pi and a sprinkle of cheap external hard drives and you have the recipe for an ultra-low-power and always-on network storage device. Read on as we show you how to set up your own Pi-based NAS.

Why Do I Want to Do This? The benefit of having an always-on network storage device is that it’s extremely convenient to have your data (or backup destination) always accessible to the computers both inside and outside your network. The downside, in most instances, is that you’re consuming a fair amount of power for the convenience. Our office server, for example, runs 24/7 and consumes almost $200 worth of power a year. A Raspberry Pi-based network storage device on the other hand, consumes about $5 worth of power per year. We’ll be the first to grant you that a full fledged server is going to have more storage space and the capability to do more work (such as transcoding a multi-terabyte video collection in a reasonable span of time).

What Do I Need? Or That’s it! RaspberryPiHaX. Useful Controller Configuration Tips For a Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming Centre. While building my Raspberry Pi retro gaming centre I ran into some problems with configuring game controllers. The challenges were straightforward. Would I use my Xbox 360 controller, or resort to a pair of basic USB controllers for two player gaming? Establishing a solution was difficult. In the end, despite my preferences, I opted to go for a pair of basic, retro-style game controllers which proved great for some classic two player arcade-style gaming. Although to be honest the majority of my RetroPie use has been to enjoy some classic strategy titles that I could just as easily load up in DOSBox on my PC. So, how did I deal with setting up a two player gaming profile on my RetroPie, and how easy is it to add an Xbox 360 controller? Advantages of a Modern Game Controller Although retro gaming is fun, the controllers often suck. As for two-hand controllers, I found them unreliable and flimsy, probably due to the lack of microswitches in favour of blister switches. sleep 1 .

Here’s an example. Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Personal VPN for Secure Browsing Anywhere You Go. Compatibility - DEV. This page lists the progress of ScummVM as it relates to individual game compatibility. Please note this list applies to the English versions of games. We attempt to test many versions of games, however there are occasionally problems with other languages. Click on the game name to view the complete notes of a game.

This is the compatibility of the current development version, not of a stable release (Please see one of the following for the Compatibility charts of the stable releases: 1.6.0 1.5.0 1.4.1 1.4.0 1.3.1 1.3.0 1.2.1 1.2.0 1.1.0 1.0.0 1.0.0rc1 0.13.1 0.13.0 0.12.0 0.11.1 0.11.0 0.10.0 0.9.1) As this is the status of the development version, occasional temporary bugs may be introduced with new changes, thus this list refects the 'best case' scenario. Rpix86 by Patrick Aalto. Apr 6th, 2014 - rpix86 version 0.17 released! Here is the latest version of rpix86! Not a lot of changes, as I still have not had all that much time to work on rpix86, but there are a couple of changes that you might find useful. Changed the joystick event file handling to use /dev/input/js? Files. Note that before this version you needed to give the event file number using the -j parameter, now you need to give the js file number (which I believe always start with zero, so you would normally use -j0) to have rpix86 use your joystick.

Also note that prior to this version rpix86 attempted to automatically enable joystick support. Sorry I have not had time to work on more enhancements. Mar 9th, 2014 - rpix86 version 0.16 released! Okay, after a bit of a hiatus on the rpix86 front, here finally is a new version of rpix86! 1. You can now give a new -c (as in CD-ROM) command line parameter to rpix86. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Feb 23rd, 2014 - Lack of rpix86 progress Happy New Year! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Raspberry Pi Beginners Guide - Speeding up iceweasel/firefox (Page 1) / Tips, Tricks & Scripts. Am going to weasel my way into this how to, ya might even say iceweasel my way into etc . For a coupla reasons. 1. Imo it's a horrible example of how to tweak mozilla browsers.2. 1st things 1st, let's set up a new profile, so you can tweak and experiment in safety w/o messing up your working mozilla profile.

In terminal ... In a run dialogue .. note: Firefox, iceweasel etc etc etc profile manager isn't avail if someone is still using an oldish version of a mozilla browser. We run the above, the mozilla profile manager opens, we can create, rename or delete an existing profile and we already see that we have a default profile, we're going to create a new one, name it whatever ya like. We launch iceweasel(or whichever mozilla browser you have), profile manager pops up, we choose the new test profile we just made. No matter what browser someone happens to be using, setting up your system to use a better dns server will definitely give you a speed boost. 19. browser.sessionstore.interval ...

I read up a little on performance optimization for the Raspberry Pi, and gathered the links before they disappear from my short term memory. Performance - Can I speed up web browsing on the Raspberry Pi. Change some of the preferences for Midori. The Midori preferences panel can be found at, Edit > Preferences The following preferences should have an effect on the speed of web browsing, Startup General > Startup > When Midori starts By default, Midori shows the last open tabs when it starts up. This can mean that you have to wait for the pages from your last session to load before you can begin browsing. Content settings Behaviour > Features > Load images automaticallyBehaviour > Features > Enable scriptsBehaviour > Features > Enable Netscape plugins Disabling content (images, scripts and plugins) will speed up browsing, but you won't get the content either.

Local data Privacy > Web Cookies > Enable HTML5 database supportPrivacy > Web Cookies > Enable HTML5 local storage supportPrivacy > Web Cookies > Enable offline web application cache Enabling Midori to store and use local data should speed up browsing, as the data will not need to be retrieved from the Internet every time it is used. FAQ - Raspbian. I'm new to Raspberry Pi and Raspbian. What should I know? The goal of Raspbian is to become the leading OS of choice for all users of the Raspberry Pi. This goal has been largely achieved. There are still some rough edges but these are generally more related to the Pi's hardware and kernel than Raspbian itself. Raspbian images are produced by various people. Raspbian tries to stay as close to Debian as reasonably possible. What is Raspbian? Raspbian is an unofficial port of Debian wheezy armhf with compilation settings adjusted to produce code that uses "hardware floating point", the "hard float" ABI and will run on the Raspberry Pi.

The port is necessary because the official Debian wheezy armhf release is compatible only with versions of the ARM architecture later than the one used on the Raspberry Pi (ARMv7-A CPUs and higher, vs the Raspberry Pi's ARMv6 CPU). What do you mean by "soft float ABI" and "hard float ABI"? ABI stands for application binary interface. What is Debian? Yes. Yes. To. Top 5 Raspberry Pi Applications | Aenigma. Apr 12, 2013 | Post by: admin If you haven’t heard of it yet, the Raspberry Pi is the worlds cheapest computer!

It is just one of many cheap DIY single board computers using ARM technology. It is the same technology used in all smart phones and tablets. You can buy a Raspberry Pi for $49 and get up and running with your own keyboard, mouse, SD card and a display! I am looking at practical applications for the Raspberry Pi and am finding more and more uses for it. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Wily Geek ! CHAMELEONPI | Old computers, classic games, consoles and arcade on our raspberry PI. PiBorg | Robotics add on boards for use with your Raspberry Pi. Free Educational Software. About Us | Gooseberry- An alternative to Raspberry Pi. I’ve set up Gooseberry for one chief reason, the time the Raspberry Pi is taking to get here! I’m one of the many who wasn’t up at some unearthly hour pressing the F5 key and so subsequently, will not receive their raspberry pi at a reasonable date.

This caused me to look for alternatives to the Raspberry Pi leading me to what is known as the Allwinner A10 chip. As you may have heard from Rhombus Tech, this is an Arm Soc which has great promise with the best price to performance ratio. Excited by the figures Rhombus Tech proposed, I realised that yet again, it would be a long time before I got my hands on their development board. Currently, they don’t even have a prototype! At this point I had an idea, what if I could purchase just the board itself and use it just like the Pi.

RetroPie Project: ¡Guía Definitiva! 22/03/2013 - Category: Raspberry PI I'm very excited to share with us this post :D I decided to make a tutorial a little longer than usual. Today we will test this distribution based on Raspbian and making accessible to anyone the world of emulators with a Raspberry Pi as I mentioned above. Let's Start! NOTE: This review is based on SD-card image from 03/07/2013, but also is valid for the script you can find on GiHub. Download the img file (1.3 Gb) and copy it to your SD-card. The first thing we get once we started the SD-card, it's a notification if we have connected a joystick or pad. What does we get once we booted? The first thing we see is the next screen. Cave Story "Cave Story is a freeware platform-adventure video game released in 2004 for the PC.

Menu Control and management we move with the cursor or pressing left or right with the control pad. By pressing ALT+F1 show us the following menu Menu pressing ALT+F1 We can see several options: Restart, Shutdown, Reload and Exit. ZX Spectrum. RC Car - A Beginner's Guide to DIYing with the Raspberry Pi. RPi - Arduino - iPad robot. Raspberry Pi Disk Images. Raspberry Pi Distro - Livebots. RPiconfig. PATOSS - Raspberry Pi web server - Home. PetRockBlog. Scratch Build Raspberry Pi Competition - The 'Golden' Wet Pi. *Finished with final Pictures* BerryBoot v2.0 - bootloader / universal operating system installer. - Home. Simple GUIDE: *Fully Automated* TV/Movie Following via XBMC. Search - raspberry pi. Kylie's Pinky PiBot! BerryBoot v2.0 - bootloader / universal operating system installer. Blueberry Pi -- How I Setup My Raspberry Pi as a Robot Base.

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