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What Programs are on Raspbian

What Programs are on Raspbian

The Raspbian operating system has a lot of programs already installed by default. But what are they all? This weeks tutorial will explain what each of them are. Going from the Top Programming Mathematica is a program used by lots of scientific, engineering, computing and maths people for solving mathematical problems. It uses a language called The Wolfram Language, and is extremely powerful. This program usually costs thousands of pounds, but it's free on the Raspberry Pi!  You can find out more about it at the Wolfram website. Python 2 - This opens a Python 2.7 shell.  You can type in Python commands directly...

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3D Xmas Tree for Raspberry Pi Assembly Instructions

3D Xmas Tree for Raspberry Pi Assembly Instructions

Below you'll find instructions on how to assemble our 3D Xmas Tree for Raspberry Pi. There are two versions of the tree: Pre-Soldered Kit - This version of the product requires no soldering, you'll just need to cut your Xmas tree out of it's PCB frame and slot together... simply skip down to step 8 below.  Soldering Kit - We recommend you leave your Xmas tree in its PCB frame until soldering is complete, as this makes it much easier. There are a few steps below where correct orientation of the components is crucial, please read and re-read the steps before applying...

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How to setup WiFi on Raspbian Jessie Lite

How to setup WiFi on Raspbian Jessie Lite

Raspbian Jessie Lite has no GUI, so how on earth do we configure WiFi on it? It's easier that you might think! All you need to do is edit one file! sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf We want the file to look like the screenshot below. You'll need to swap "YOUR_SSID" and "YOUR_PASSWORD" for your WIFI name and password. Once done, save & close down nano.  That's it! Reboot your Raspberry Pi with sudo reboot  While you're here, why not check out the WiFi dongles we have available..

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Raspberry Pi 7" touch screen assembly guide

Raspberry Pi 7" touch screen assembly guide

Preparing your Pi Before connecting your Raspberry Pi to the screen, you should first ensure you have updated it to the latest version of Raspbian. I understand that NOOBS does not (currently) work, as when that boots it does not have the drivers required for the board.  In Raspbian, open a terminal window (if you are in Desktop mode) and issue the following commands, one after the other, waiting for the previous one to complete before going onto the next. The first two are really the only ones required, but the other three ensure that your Raspberry Pi has the latest and...

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Raspberry Pi Sense HAT tutorial

Raspberry Pi Sense HAT tutorial

Installing and using your new Raspberry Pi Sense HAT is easy, just follow our simple guide below to get started! Install Install the Sense HAT software by opening a Terminal window and entering the following commands (while connected to the Internet): sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sense-hat sudp pip-3.2 install pillow Usage Hello world example: from sense_hat import SenseHat sense = SenseHat() sense.show_message("Hello world!") See the API reference for full documentation of the library's functions. See examples. Development This library is maintained by the Raspberry Pi Foundation on GitHub at github.com/RPi-Distro/python-sense-hat

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