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onebuck 01-28-2013 03:25 PM

Raspberry Pi Guide Arrives
 
Hi,

Raspberry Pi Guide Arrives;
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As we've reported, the tiny $25/$35 Linux computer dubbed Raspberry Pi has continued to attract developers and tinkerers, has its very own app store, and is showing up in multiple types of usage scenarios. Earlier this month, we reported that the Raspberry Pi Education Manual is available. A group of teachers produced it, taking note of the fact that the Raspberry Pi could have a bright future in the educational system. Now, there is an official guide to the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Raspberry Pi, from O'Reilly and the folks behind Make.
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According to the book description, you can get instruction on the following in the guide:
  • 1) Get acquainted with hardware features on the Pi’s board
  • 2) Learn enough Linux to move around the operating system
  • 3) Pick up the basics of Python and Scratch—and start programming
  • 4) Draw graphics, play sounds, and handle mouse events with the Pygame framework
  • 5) Use the Pi’s input and output pins to do some hardware hacking
  • 6) Discover how Arduino and the Raspberry Pi complement each other
  • 7) Integrate USB webcams and other peripherals into your projects
  • 8) Create your own Pi-based web server with Python

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Using the Pi and Python to build a server sounds interesting. The Raspberry Pi has become a very interesting story in a short amount of time. In fact, a million units have now sold--evidence that these devices are making money. The folks at Make usually produce good instructional material, so you may want to pick up a copy of the book if you're tinkering with the Pi.
Enjoy!

brianL 01-28-2013 03:32 PM

I've got it, Gary. Read it once, but not thoroughly. Interesting and informative book. Essential for all Raspberry Pi owners.

onebuck 01-28-2013 03:33 PM

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Hi,

Great guide with useful information.

brianL 01-28-2013 03:47 PM

Oh, no, my mistake. The book I've got is the "Raspberry Pi Users Guide" by Eben Upton and Gareth Halfacree, published by Wiley. The contents are almost the same. This one:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Us...cr_s_cp_1_W094

onebuck 01-28-2013 03:58 PM

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Hi,

The manual linked in the OP is 'FREE'. :)

brianL 01-28-2013 04:14 PM

I like a "dead tree" book. :)

Completely Clueless 01-28-2013 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4879328)
I like a "dead tree" book. :)

So have you installed a 1971 version of Slackware on your Pi yet, Brian? ;)

brianL 01-28-2013 05:54 PM

Yeah, the date was something, 1970, but I fixed it. :)

onebuck 01-28-2013 08:49 PM

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Hi,

I thought it was 1982, give a decade or two. :)

brianL 01-29-2013 03:08 AM

Today is Prickle-Prickle, the 29th day of Chaos in the YOLD 3179.
:)

Completely Clueless 01-29-2013 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4879386)
Yeah, the date was something, 1970, but I fixed it. :)

Brian, since you're obviously a fellow Pi owner, do you happen to know a straightforward method of determining which revision a Pi board is? I can't find anything but confusingly written and often contradictory gobbledegook on the subject. :-/

onebuck 01-29-2013 01:12 PM

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Hi,
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Originally Posted by Completely Clueless (Post 4880043)
Brian, since you're obviously a fellow Pi owner, do you happen to know a straightforward method of determining which revision a Pi board is? I can't find anything but confusingly written and often contradictory gobbledegook on the subject. :-/

Your best bet is to visit www.raspberrypi.org/ and view the board images to compare with the one you have to ID.

Completely Clueless 01-29-2013 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by onebuck (Post 4880047)
Hi,


Your best bet is to visit www.raspberrypi.org/ and view the board images to compare with the one you have to ID.

I've never seen any such images on that site, TBH.

onebuck 01-29-2013 03:25 PM

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Hi,

Apparently you did not look very hard; http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs pictures the 'B' board.

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What’s the difference between Model A and Model B?

Model A has 256MB RAM, one USB port and no Ethernet (network connection). Model B has 512MB RAM, 2 USB port and an Ethernet port.
You can find more images and information at: http://www.raspberrypi.org

Good luck & HTH!

Completely Clueless 01-29-2013 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by onebuck (Post 4880145)
Hi,

Apparently you did not look very hard; http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs pictures the 'B' board.

You can find more images and information at: http://www.raspberrypi.org

Good luck & HTH!

I think we have a slight misunderstanding here. I know I have the model B with the half gig RAM, but there is a revision 1 and rev.2 which isn't marked on the board and affects the GPIO pin-outs (and I don't think it's determinable by visual inspection, anyway).


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