Getting up and running with the Raspberry Pi!

So I just got a Raspberry Pi. The good folks at Adafruit sent one over because New American Public Art recently had a huge order for Listener.

One thing you gotta keep in mind- unless you already have a keyboard, mouse, and monitor, you’re gonna spend a few more dollars, and by a few dollars potentially several times more than the Pi actually cost. Don’t assume all keyboards and mice will work, some don’t. Here is a list of verified peripherals for the Raspberry Pi. I just went to Adafruit and saw what was in the starter pack and ordered the peripherals from them. I got a monitor and mouse from Staples.

Though there is a getting started guide on the raspberry site, I found this one on engadget pretty awesome, lots of handholding, esp during the config part, which is nice.

screen from raspi

The monitor is a bit distorted. It’s because I’m using a super old CRT TV. While it was cute, I had to get a monitor because the TV cut off the edges, and it was hard to read.

raspberry pi

Yum!

2 thoughts on “Getting up and running with the Raspberry Pi!”

  1. Scrumptious!

    After you get through setup, I think you can use SSH over the network in order to control it. Also you could probably use VNC to remote desktop into it if you want to use a GUI

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