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10 Great Raspberry Pi Online Resources

The Internet is a wealth of information on the Raspberry Pi, some more reliable than others. Here are some extremely useful and reliable sites — ones you’ll want to check regularly: [more…]

Recognizing and Coping with Contact Bounce on the Raspberry Pi

You may need to cope with contact bounce for your next Raspberry Pi project. Reading a switch is quite simple. It returns either a 0 or a 1, depending on whether the switch is pressed. Switches should [more…]

Raspberry Pi Projects: LEGO Brick Alternate Language

Need a new Raspberry Pi project? You can run quite a few third-party languages on the LEGO brick, but ev3dev puts a cut-down version of Linux on the brick. You don’t need to change anything on the brick [more…]

Buying Computer Parts for Your Raspberry Pi

Buying basic computer parts for your Raspberry Pi is not so hard, but you need to know a few things about how parts fit together, especially if you want to add even more extras to your Pi after you get [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Building Virtual Robots with Code

Your Raspberry Pi can do lots of neat things. When you write code – it doesn’t matter what kind of code – you’re really building yourself a virtual robot to do a job you want done. The robot is virtual [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Making Linux Scripts

You can join Linux commands together to make your own scripts for your Raspberry Pi. You might do this for two reasons. One is if you have a long one-line command with lots of switches that you type over [more…]

Making Art and Music with Code on Your Raspberry Pi

You can do a lot with art, music, and code. The Raspberry Pi isn’t the best computer for making art and music because it’s not very fast. The Pi 2 isn’t so bad, but the older models are too slow for all [more…]

Learning More about Electronics and Hardware on Your Raspberry Pi

Being able to design, build, and use your own extras is a big part of the appeal of small-board computers like the Raspberry Pi. Maybe you’ve heard of the Internet of Things? As a catchphrase, it means [more…]

Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can do many of the same things with your Raspberry Pi that you can do with a PC or Mac, such as making Linux scripts and art and music with code. You do, however, need to be careful when buying computer [more…]

What You Need to Know to Buy and Set Up Your Raspberry Pi

When you’re ready to buy and set up your Raspberry Pi, you need to think about a few things. Here’s what you need to know before you go shopping and set up your Pi: [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Get Started Making Software with Scratch

Your Raspberry Pi can do lots of neat tricks. You’ve decided to use your Pi to make software with scratch. Good choice! Here’s what you need to know to get going: [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Questions to Ask Before Making Software with Python

You’re ready to use your Raspberry Pi to make software with Pi. First, you need to ask yourself a few questions to make sure you’re ready to get going. Here’s what you need to know: [more…]

A List to Help You Get Started with Your Own Web Server on the Raspberry Pi

Before you jump in and use your Raspberry Pi to create your own web server, you need to ask yourself whether you know the answers to the following questions. If you don’t, you need to find them! [more…]

A List to Help You Get Started with Hardware Projects for the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is great for doing creative things with hardware. To get started creating hardware projects for the Pi, you need to be able to answer the following questions: [more…]

Taking a Look at Raspberry Pi Models

Raspberry Pi boards come in different types (see the following table), and you need to know about the differences so that you don't buy the wrong one.

The older models are called the A and B boards. The [more…]

Raspbian: Your Raspberry Pi Linux Operating System

In computer-speak, the mind that runs your Raspberry Pi is called an operating system (OS for short). Operating systems are like a computer manager; they run your computer for you. When you tell your computer [more…]

How Set Up Your Raspberry Pi with Raspbian

To set up your Raspberry Pi with the operating system Raspbian, you have to use something called NOOBS. NOOBS (New Out Of the Box Software — but NOOTBS didn't work, so NOOBS it is) is a free tool for installing [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: How to Connect Your Pi

It isn't hard to connect up a Pi system. If you never move your Pi, you only have to do it once. After that, you can leave everything connected.

If your Pi system is ready and waiting in a big — but organized [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: How to Power Up Your Pi

If you've connected your Raspberry Pi system, you're ready to power up your Pi for the first time. You have to do some extra work before you can start using your Pi, but don't worry. It's not hard and [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Boot Raspbian

After NOOBS (New Out Of the Box Software) finishes, your Raspberry Pi restarts automatically. This time, it doesn't start NOOBS. It starts — the technical word is [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Configure Your Pi

You need only one, but very important command to change important settings in your Raspberry Pi — which is sometimes called changing or setting the configuration. [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Setting Your Pi's Time Zone

Your Raspberry Pi needs to know what time it is. It reads the time from the Internet when you boot it, so you don't need to set the hours, minutes and seconds, or the date. But you do need to tell it where [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Understanding Pi Extras

When you buy a Raspberry Pi, you get a small circuit board. And that's it. On its own, the board does nothing. You can't do anything with it, except look at it, and maybe play catch, which is fun but not [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Setting the Keyboard Layout

The keyboard-configuration option can drive you nuts. You'll probably be okay when you're done working through it. If you can't get it to work, you may need another keyboard. [more…]

How to Shut Down or Reboot Your Raspberry Pi

You can't turn off your Raspberry Pi by pulling out the power plug or turning off the mains power. Or rather you can, but you shouldn't — ever — except as a very last resort. [more…]


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