Raspberry Pi

  • A Piece of Raspberry Pi...

    According to the rumours the much talked about Raspberry Pi looks set to launch this week.

    The Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. Rather than reiterate all the details that can be found on their website, pop on over Raspberry Pi at http://www.raspberrypi.org/.

    I'm looking forward to getting one of these little beasties as it really harks back to the days of the ZX Spectrum in the early 80s, when kids like me learnt how to program, which then set us up for later careers in IT. Don't expect a fully fledged Windows PC, this is very much a hobbyist Linux platform, but that is perfect to start your programming education.

    So those of you who are geeks like me or have kids, it may just be time to take a look back to the future!

  • My Pi...

    Not that you particularly asked to be kept updated, but I've now had confirmation that my Raspberry Pi is confirmed for delivery on 28th May - just can't wait to start playing with this little beastie! 

    In preparation for the big day, I've rounded up these extra bits and bobs. 

    • SD Card - 8Gb
    • Power supply- AKA an old Blackberry charger - 3 pin UK plug to USB
    • HDMI to VGA cable (because all my computer monitors have VGA but not HDMI connections, and I don't just want to use it on my HDMI capable TVs)
    • USB Keyboard and Mouse
    • Python tutorials

    And I'm probably going to need to source a case for it soon as these early Pis get supplied without a case, but there seems to be a good candidate at http://www.modmypi.com/

  • Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2

    As we all know Windows 10 is mooted for release later in 2015, probably with the initial desktop releases in about July, and other variants following later in the year.

    One version of Windows 10 that is causing a degree of excitement is the Raspberry Pi variant. This will be a very much cut down version of the OS and is not intended to be a desktop alternative, rather more a cut down version to power IoT* type solutions.

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