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#1 LDubs

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:59 AM

Just to play around with and maybe to get my 8 year old interested in programming.  so questions:

 

What do I need as basic hardware?

 

What comes with it?  

 

Do I need to get a separate monitor, keyboard, mouse?

 

what else should I know?


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:00 AM

There are sooo many different kits available it is unreal. 

 

You can get anything from the bare board, to any combination of Media Center configurations, electronics experimentation kits, etc.

 

It has all the ports you need to connect your basic stuff. 

 

THIS is the kit I got for the giveaway. 


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#3 LDubs

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:17 AM

cool.  So if I have a macbook, can I hook it up to that?  Or do I need a separate monitor, mouse and keyboard?


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:05 PM

Well, there are ways to set up teamviewer once it's all installed, but I think you need to have at least a TV with a yellow video in and a mouse and keyboard to get you started.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:53 PM

I just use my TV with the HDMI and a keyboard. After you have everything setup you can set up ssh server on the pi depending on your application of the pi

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:04 PM

What does ssh server do?

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:14 PM

It remotely gives you access to the terminal. Basically there is no graphical interface (GUI). To move a file, you don't drag and drop. Instead you do: mv source/file.txt /destination/file.txt

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 01:17 PM

oh.  I do have a lot to learn about this thing.  More reading is needed...  thanks!


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 05:06 PM

The nice thing with ssh access is with having raspmbc installed there isn't a direct way to modify system files but I can ssh in and access those files

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 05:55 PM

oh. I do have a lot to learn about this thing. More reading is needed... thanks!


The best thing to do is pick up a Unix book since most of the operating systems will be Unix based due to light weight properties of the system

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:01 AM

Gotcha. Thanks.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 06:58 PM

One of the best things you can do is pick up a Unix book. It will help you understand how the operating system works differently from Windows. You will also get a good foundation of the basic commands. I will warn you it will be dry. I remember nearly fall asleep every day of my Unix class in college.

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