Great article from element14.com on setting up Bluetooth on a Raspberry Pi 3 https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-81266/l/setting-up-bluetooth-on-the-raspberry-pi-3?CMP=SOM-TWITTER-PRG-BLOG-CSTANTON-BTPI3 The gist of it is … Update the OS and packages … sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y sudo rpi-update Install the software sudo apt-get install pi-bluetooth sudo apt-get install bluez bluez-firmware sudo apt-get install blueman Terminal… Continue reading Bluetooth on the Raspberry Pi 3
Do something a little cooler and install media centre software which runs on Raspberry Pi. It’s the same process as installing Raspbian, however I’ll leave all the steps in you can start from scratch. The basic process is:- Download the NOOBS operating system Set up the Micro SD card Copy the files onto the SD… Continue reading Media Centre on a Raspberry Pi
The basic process is:- Download the NOOBS operating system Set up the Micro SD card Copy the files onto the SD card Insert into the Raspberry Pi and turn on Select which Operating System (best on to start with Raspbian) Let it do it’s thing. The official Raspberry Pi explain the process really well. I’ll add… Continue reading Getting going
This month’s big news was the release of the Raspberry Pi 3 on the 29th Feb 2016. From the official site:- “In celebration of our fourth birthday, we thought it would be fun to release something new. Accordingly, Raspberry Pi 3 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Raspberry Pi… Continue reading Raspberry Pi 3
This post is about what Raspberry Pi (Ras Pi) bits to get and where to get them. My take on any new technology is; you should start with a plan; or, at least, an idea of what do you want to do. In some cases, people will be buying one to see what the heck is all… Continue reading What to get and where to get it.
GPIOZero GPIOZero is a pre-made library of commands of the Raspberry Pi, the idea is to make interfacing to the real world easy. Physical computing is one of the most engaging classroom activities, and it’s at the heart of most projects we see in the community. From flashing lights to IoT smart homes, the Pi’s… Continue reading GPIOZero
New Raspberry PI Zero. For a crazy $5.00. I’m assuming that USD, but still. This will really drive the IOT market – A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor – 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1) – 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM – A micro-SD card slot – A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video… Continue reading Raspberry PI Zero