I knew that it might be sometime before I got to write the next part of the Life of (Raspberry) Pi but didn’t think it would be quite this long.
I’ve hit a few problems although we live in a technology rich house (three laptops, two (working) Risc OS machines a mac mini and more printers and monitors than you could shake a stick at) what we don’t seem to have is a monitor which can connect to the Raspberry Pi.
Anyone with a passing interest in computing can’t help but have noticed the buzz around the Raspberry Pi– the incredibly small form factor computer produced by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Wait, did I say small form? Thats probably wrong. Minuscule, titchy, or microscopic form factor would be a more accurate term as the whole computer (excluding peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse) fits into a 10 cm by 6 cm box. For those whose never seen one, it looks like this:
After a conversation with my Father-in-law about the teaching of IT in schools he kindly brought me one for Christmas. It’s been many years since I tried programming a computer so I thought I would start this blog as a way of keeping track of my progress and share my experiences along the way. Word of warning – there may be long, very long, delays between each post and its entirely possible the whole idea will quietly slip away. Before I start talking about the Pi itself and my adventures in programming, it might be useful if I just give a little background information about the Pi, and the aims of the Foundation.