Nearly all of the fuss about the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer's hardware has died down and we finally have some details of its software that is easy enough for the rest of us to follow. So what can you do with it out of the box? Dr Eben Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, has just posted some easy-to-follow details of how to get started programming the Raspberry Pi. It was initially a webinar but if you missed it then you can download the information as a PDF - but be warned there is some strange formatting and repetitions due to the change in presentation format. The first half or so of the presentation is about unboxing and getting started, so the emphasis on hardware hasn't entirely evaporated. Once we do get to the software details then things are much more interesting. The good news is that the boot image contains a program editor, JOE, which features syntax highlighting for Python and C. Notice that this criticism by no means implies that the Raspberry Pi is a failure.
Raspberry Pi sails through CE tests, ready for saleThe Raspberry Pi is back on track to start shipping, after the £22 ARM-based Linux computer completed all its certification tests. "Good news! We just received confirmation that the Raspberry Pi has passed EMC [electromagnetic certification] testing without requiring any hardware modifications," the Raspberry Pi Foundation's spokeswoman Liz Upton wrote in a blog post on Friday. At the end of March, it emerged that distributors RS Components and Element14/Premier Farnell were holding off selling the device until it had received the Conformité Européenne (CE) mark. Products sold on the mass market must carry the CE mark, to show their electromagnetic emissions are safe for ordinary users. While the tests have been finished, the distributors must give their OK to them before the Raspberry Pi can go on sale. "There is still a mountain of paperwork for us to sign, and that then has to be looked over by RS Components and Element14/Premier Farnell," Upton said.
Setting up a VM for Raspberry Pi development using Virtualbox, Scratchbox2 & qemu (Part 1) « Executing GummiwormsLast week I released version 0.2 of the Raspberry Pi development VM and I thought that I could safely call it a day because in a few weeks the Raspberry Pi hardware will be available and therefore we will no longer need the VM for software development. So yesterday I announced on this blog and the Raspberry Pi forums that I had decided to EOL the VM and would no longer be updating it as I didn't see the need and i'm not going to have the time to maintain it for the next few months as it takes about 12 to 14 hours to create, configure and upload, 8 to 10 hours of that is uploading using all my upstream bandwidth which is no longer feasible for me to do again until after June. However, almost immediately after posting that I started to receive tweets and PM's asking me not to stop working on the VM or to at least write detailed instructions on how to create your own VM for Raspberry Pi (or other ARM based devices) from scratch. This ends part one.
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ModMyPi case covers the $35 Raspberry Pi PC for about $13The Rasbperry Pi is a full-fledged computer which you can buy for about $35. It has a processor, memory, USB and Ethernet ports. But one thing the RaspBerry Pi doesn’t have is a protective case. It’s basically a system-on-a-board and not much else. But a company called ModMyPi is taking pre-orders for a case designed to put some clothes on the Raspberry Pi Model B and make it look respectable. The ModMyI sells for £7.99 including VAT in the UK, or a little less than $13. The cases will start shipping April 5th. Geek.com reports that ModeMyPi will donate 5 percent of the proceeds from case sales to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The company also sells Raspberry Pi Set-up Kits with an 8GB SD card loaded with Debian Linux, a wireless keyboard and mouse, USB hub, WiFi dongle, and other accessories for £64.99, which is a little over $100 US. The $35 Raspberry Pi has a 700 MHz Broadcom BCM2835 ARM-based processor, 256MB of RAM, HDMI output, 2 USB ports and an Ethernet jack.
FAQsTable of Contents: The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by adults and children all over the world to learn programming and digital making. You can read more about the Raspberry Pi here. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity, so you can’t buy shares in the company. You can buy a Raspberry Pi from our main distributors, Premier Farnell/Element14 and RS Components/Allied Electronics. The Model A+ costs $20, the Model B+ costs $25, the Pi 2 costs $35, the Pi 3 costs $35, and the Pi Zero costs $5, plus local taxes and shipping/handling fees. You get the Raspberry Pi board itself. The components we buy are priced in dollars, and we negotiate manufacturing in dollars. 4.
Raspberry Pi Learning ResourcesDesigner creating new versions of Raspberry Pi - ZDNetRaspberry Pi (Credit: Raspberry Pi Foundation) Raspberry hardware designer Pete Lomas syas the current $35 credit-card sized Linux computer could get a RAM boost. The 'Model B' that is currently on sale has just 256MB of onboard memory. "We are looking at the possibility of a Model B+ with additional RAM, but the costs do not look promising and unless we really run out of space for the cool stuff people want to do then it will be a while," Lomas said in a Q&A published on Wednesday. There is already a second version of the Raspberry Pi in the works, the 'Model A', but that iteration will have half the RAM of the Model B, which is one reason it will cost an even-cheaper $25. For more on this story, read Raspberry Pi designer hints at future version on ZDNet UK.
Raspberry PiThe Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools. The original Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi 2 are manufactured in several board configurations through licensed manufacturing agreements with Newark element14 (Premier Farnell), RS Components and Egoman. These companies sell the Raspberry Pi online. Egoman produces a version for distribution solely in China and Taiwan, which can be distinguished from other Pis by their red colouring and lack of FCC/CE marks. The hardware is the same across all manufacturers. In 2014, the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the Compute Module, which packages a BCM2835 with 512 MB RAM and an eMMC flash chip into a module for use as a part of embedded systems. Hardware Processor Performance of first generation models Overclocking RAM Networking Peripherals
Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix, our recommended distro, is ready for download!Liz: Many thanks to all at Seneca College, and especially Chris Tyler, for all their work on this. As usual, it’ll be available on our downloads page as a direct download and as a torrent, and we would be very grateful to all those of you who are prepared to seed a torrent for us. I’ll hand over to Chris: The Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix is ready for download! What is the Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix? The Remix is a distribution comprised of software packages from the Fedora ARM project, plus a small number of additional packages that are modified from the Fedora versions or which cannot be included in Fedora due to licensing issues – in particular, the libraries for accessing the VideoCore GPU on the Raspberry Pi. The SD card image for the Remix includes a little over 640 packages, providing both text-mode and graphical interfaces (LXDE/XFCE) with an assortment of programming languages, applications, system tools, and services for both environments. How do I install the Remix? To use it: