New Out of Box Software (NOOBS) for Raspberry Pi - Part 1

Posted by Bryan on Jul 26, 2013

One of the biggest criticisms of the Raspberry experience has been the software. Although the operating system is free and very powerful, it wasn't always the easiest to setup and install. Not to mention that upon install, new users are presented with a command line that they nothing about. The Raspberry Pi foundation recognized this and with the latest release of their software, things just got a whole lot easier. [More]

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Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Case from Cardboard or Cardstock

Posted by Christian on Jun 23, 2013

One of our top selling accessories for the Raspberry Pi is the case. Cases for the Pi come in a multitude of styles, sizes and colors, but they can be costly. Today we're going to build a bare-bones case out of cardboard with supplies you may already have laying around the house. [More]

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Raspbmc's (XBMC) June update brings a slew of tweaks:

Posted by Bryan on Jun 18, 2013
Our friends over at Rasbmc have announced their June update to the Rasbmc software. Among the changes are "Among the changes are new settings, new skins, support for the Stealth Nighthawk F117A device and changes to make booting up faster, among many other things. Getting this month's update should only require rebooting one's Raspberry Pi, and a few new mirrors that have joined the network should make downloading the updated software even faster." July's update also looks promising with support for Cloud backups, a Kernel update and a "Special Announcement". Stay tuned for updates.

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New Out of Box Experience for Raspberry Pi Users - NOOBS

Posted by Bryan on Jun 4, 2013

The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive mini-computing platform that is designed to enable computing for everyone. The board is very scalable from a programming powerhouse to a multimedia workhouse using XBMC software. Although usually sold with a operating system called Raspi, the board can be purchased as a standalone unit where the user supplies their own operating system. The Raspberry Pi is an open source platform which means that many operating systems are supported on the board. This is where the new NOOBS software comes in. [More]

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Getting Started - Raspberry Pi XBMC

Posted by Christian on Jun 3, 2013

XBMC is a very popular media centre software for the home and was originally designed to run on the original XBOX. XBMC has been developed on a variety of platforms and is always under active development for various devices/platforms. XBMC is free and is open source under the GPL licence and is designed and developed by like minded programmers and volunteers located all around the world. Over the last few years XBMC has been under constant development and has spanned onto a variety of platforms including Linux, MAC OS, Microsoft Windows and many other custom hardware devices. [More]

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Getting Up and Running with the Raspberry Pi Camera Board

Posted by Christian on May 14, 2013

Courtesy of Andy Laing, a committed Raspberry Pi pi-oneer at element14, these notes are intended to help users get the Raspberry Pi camera working on any Model A or Model B Raspberry Pi computer. [More]

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Strange Attractors, Raspberry Pi + Addressable LEDs + Camera = WIN!

Posted by DavidMN on May 13, 2013

Hey folks, my name is David Bryan, aka VideoMan. You may remember me from such things as the Raspberry Pi powered cat feeder. While I'm at it again, and making stuff for the Raspberry Pi. I was asked create a few blog posts for MCM that talked about the Raspberry Pi Camera module that I'm going to use in my next project. [More]

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element14 Launches Eagerly Awaited Raspberry Pi Camera Board

Posted by Christian on May 13, 2013

The eagerly anticipated Raspberry Pi camera board is making its debut with element14 today enabling pictures and video to be taken with the Raspberry Pi which can be used for security and VoIP projects as well as image and video capture.

One of a strong pipeline of exclusive Raspberry Pi accessories to be launched this year, the camera board, which retails at $25 is available through Newark element14 and MCM in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, CPC in the UK and Ireland and element14 in Asia Pacific.

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Getting Started with PiFace Digital

Posted by Christian on May 9, 2013

PiFace Digital is a quick and easy way to connect your Raspberry Pi to the real world. Follow this guide and your Raspberry Pi will be reacting to switches and controlling motors and lights in less than ten minutes. [More]

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Embedded Pi, Giving the Raspberry Pi Access to Arduino

Posted by Brandon on May 7, 2013

What is embedded Pi ? Well it is the greatest thing to happen to Raspberry Pi development since the announcement of the Model A board. Embedded Pi is a triple play threat that works with Arduino, 32 Bit embedded ARM products and Raspberry Pi. OK, so what does it do?

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