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#1 Malakai

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:46 PM

Hi all,

 

If your new to the Pi community you may want to check out these free resources:

 

LEARNING TIP's & HOW TO's

 

Official Raspberry Pi Hour of Code - Welcome to the Hour of Code! Whether you’re a teacher or a parent; young or old; or just curious to find out what all the fuss is about: just have a go!

 

http://www.raspberry...rg/hour-of-code

 

Computing at School (CAS) - a Creative Commons licensed teaching manual for the Raspberry Pi.

 

http://downloads.ras...tion_Manual.pdf

 

http://www.raspberry...g/archives/2965

 

http://cas-pi-educat...al.wikidot.com/

 

 

Official Google+ page of the Raspberry Pi Foundation

 

https://plus.google....spberrypi/posts

 

Adafruit Blog - Community submitted projects:

 

http://www.adafruit....y/raspberry-pi/

 

Adafruit Tutorials - How To's 

 

http://learn.adafrui...ry/raspberry-pi

 

Gordons Projects - Projects, Fun and Games from Gordon @ Drogon WiringPi

 

https://projects.drogon.net/

 

element14 Community - Raspberry Pi Projects

 

http://www.element14...pban-piprojects

 

Raspberry Pi Pod - Experiences with the Raspberry Pi micro computer.

 

http://www.recantha.co.uk/blog/

 

Instructables - A place that lets you explore, document, and share your creations.

 

http://www.instructa...&q=Raspberry Pi

 

Hackaday - a platform for people who like to hack things for the better.

 

http://hackaday.com/?s=Raspberry+Pi

 

Lifehacker - Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done.

 

http://lifehacker.co...?q=Raspberry Pi

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS

 

TheRaspberryPiGuy - Videos Raspberry Pi tutorials for everything from flashing an OS on to an SD card, to controlling motors with the GPIO...

 

http://www.youtube.c...eRaspberryPiGuy

 

RaspberryPiIVBeginners - Videos This is a Channel for people who have are beginners with Linux and have got themselves a raspberry pi.

 

http://www.youtube.c...erryPiBeginners

 

Geek Gurl Diaries - Welcome to the official website for the Geek Gurl Diaries, 
a YouTube web series for teenagers who want to be makers and creators of technology. (Recently Hired by the Pi Foundation)

 

http://www.geekgurldiaries.co.uk/

 

 

 

GAMING & EMULATION

 

Shea Silverman's Blog - Raspberry Pi Gaming

 

http://blog.sheasilv...y-pi-emulation/

 

Carles Oriol's Raspbian Chameleon Remix

 

http://chameleon.enging.com/

 

Petrockblog's RetroPie

 

http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/

 

A Comprehensive Forum Post - Emulation on the Raspberry Pi (Updated 18/02/2014)

 

http://www.raspberry...hp?f=78&t=54357

 

 

 

MINECRAFT & PYTHON

 

ARGHBOX - a book of resources to teach Python programming with Minecraft Pi.

 

http://arghbox.wordp...on-early-draft/

 

<Stuff about="code" /> - Awesome examples. API Tutorial, Hide and Seek, Analogue Clock, Massive 3D Models, Build New York
 

 

blog.whaleygeek - Gave a short workshop on programming minecraft on the Raspberry Pi using python. Here are the files that I used in the workshop along with my flashcards. Please try them out and use them as a basis for your own programs.
 
 
[Angus] Controlling a Raspberry Pi with real life redstone. Bukkit plugin
 
 
Pi Programming - Simple tutorial on the basics. Intro, Building Structures, and Tracking your player.
 
 

RaspberryJuice - Want to try to program with the new Minecraft Pi API but don't have a Raspberry Pi yet? - implements a subset of the Minecraft Pi modding API for Bukkit servers.

 

 

 

MEDIA CENTER

 

Raspbmc is a minimal Linux distribution based on Debian that brings XBMC to your Raspberry Pi. 

 

http://www.raspbmc.com/

 

OpenELEC on Raspberry Pi

 

http://wiki.openelec...on_Raspberry_Pi

 

RasPlex - The Plex Home Theater port for the Raspberry Pi mini computer.

 

http://www.rasplex.com/

 

 

 

BITCOIN

 

Minepeon - Peons in feudal times were indentured vassals, often assigned dangerous, tedious and unpleasant work, like mining. -- The MineForeman

 

http://minepeon.com/...x.php/Main_Page

 

 

 

MAGAZINE

 

The MagPi We produce a magazine with the intent to help and offer advice to users of the Raspberry Pi. This started out as a simple idea on the well known forums, with a few of us getting together and deciding on a loose outline of what we wanted to achieve. Available for Android devices.

 

http://www.themagpi.com/

 

 

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

 

Sorry shameless plugs here:

 

Raspians - are individuals that have evolved and have developed a taste for the Pi ;)

 

https://www.facebook.com/Raspians & https://twitter.com/Raspians

 

I also help moderate one of the largest FB Fan Pages. The Admin does a great job alone however:

 

The Pi Zone - Unofficial Raspberry Pi community page, online since 2011.
No link to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. (Almost 54,000 likes and growing.)

 

https://www.facebook.com/thepizone

 

Official Raspberry Pi Facebook Page

 

https://www.facebook...cialRaspberryPi

 

 

RaspiHub - The hottest Raspberry Pi news

 

http://www.raspihub.com/

 

piweekly - A free weekly newsletter for Raspberry Pi news and projects – out every Friday

 

http://piweekly.net/

 

 

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Looking for some interesting products for the Pi here a just a few:

 

 

INTERESTING PRODUCTS

 

Rapiro - The Programmable DIY Robot Kit with Endless Possibilities!

 

http://www.rapiro.com/

 

Nwazet - We are makers who believe in simplicity, openness and effective designs.

 

http://nwazet.com/

 

Porta-Pi Arcade Kit Beta (Keep an eye on this one to get in early)

 

http://www.retrobuil...s.com/diy-kits/

 

Pimoroni Shop - One of the first Pi cases

 

http://shop.pimoroni.com/

 

ModMyPi’s aim is to make our range of Raspberry Pi cases fully customisable. how one student turned over £867,000 selling Raspberry Pi cases

 

https://www.modmypi.com/

 

Dexter IndustriesWe develop robotic sensors for LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, Raspberry Pi, and Arduino that are easy to use, fun, and have real-life applications for scientists and engineers . . . and those aspiring to be.

 

http://www.dexterindustries.com/

 

 

Well that's just a few of the places I think would help new and existing users along the path to finding almost anything they could need to know about the Pi. I will update this as more bookmarks pop up. *I have them everywhere so unorganized.


Edited by Malakai, 15 March 2014 - 07:04 PM.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 05:17 AM

Raspbmc works well (for a low cost application). I am using it for my media center. I have my pi powered off the USB port on my tv so that the pi turns on and off with the tv and am able to use the tv's remote to navigate. I will say the menu's are a little laggy compared to the xmbc version running on a laptop but still acceptable.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 05:22 AM

Raspbmc works well (for a low cost application). I am using it for my media center. I have my pi powered off the USB port on my tv so that the pi turns on and off with the tv and am able to use the tv's remote to navigate. I will say the menu's are a little laggy compared to the xmbc version running on a laptop but still acceptable.

That's just one example of how versatile the pi is. Having such a low power requirement just make the potential explode.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 05:47 PM

So your TV remote navigates the pi? Do you shut down the pi then power off the TV? I've read that sudden power losses can corrupt the SD card. I've had to reflash a couple stick PC's after sudden power losses.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:26 PM

I am not to worried about SD card, I have the SD flash backed up and the card is only ten bucks. In my eyes that is replaceable. I don't believe the TV turning off will hurt the card as the power off isn't the same as power lose.

My TV doesn't give enough power to the PI to power an external HDD though which is kinda disappointing.

 

The TV remote is able to control the pi by HDMI-CEC which has limited controls but enough to utilize most of Raspbmc's functions. (Before I found out about HDMI-CEC I used a wireless qwerty keyboard and mouse pad which was about the size of a phone)



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

So your TV remote navigates the pi? Do you shut down the pi then power off the TV? I've read that sudden power losses can corrupt the SD card. I've had to reflash a couple stick PC's after sudden power losses.

 

Power loss while writing to the card can corrupt it yes. Shutdown gracefully and wait for the green LED to flash 1.2.3.4.5 and it's all good.

 

I have had my Raspbmc running straight for well over a year now without any issues. Typically if your working on a project or moving around the Pi it does happen accidentally. I have had sever power losses running up to 3 Pi's doing various things and they all survived. It's not much different with a PC if it happens to be writing a critical file and losses power the file becomes corrupt.

 

2 Pi's are my son's and they come over for visitation they've never had an issue at all with it. Don't swap out devices in the USB port that can draw a lot of power when plugged in. My wireless cards if inserted will reboot the pi due to power draw on startup of the card.

 

You can only see the boot section on a PC of the SD Image that you can copy over and over again if one of those files is lost. Otherwise setup what you need and backup with something like Win32Diskimager. Not much changes on the many images that can't easily be updated. 

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:05 PM

I am definitely going to pick myself another pi sometime when I decide on another project that I could use in my house

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 07:45 AM

I've seen a few projects that use a RaspPi to control a bunch of bricks from TinkerForge



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:02 AM

For anyone looking to do a High current and/or Voltage PWM check this article out

http://www.instructa...er-LED-s/#step0

 

when I order parts for the setup I designed ill post up the components and the current they can handle.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:08 AM

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:24 AM

Relays are your friends

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I forgot to type that is for PWM stepping.


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