Monthly Archives: May 2014

weekend pi

IMG_0004 - Version 2

So I found myself at Sim Lim Square yesterday and on impulse, I got myself a cased Raspberry Pi Model B [1] for S$59 [2]. Online, it retails for S$54 [3], so i guess, it’s not a bad deal.

For newbies like me, the Quick Start Guide [4] is a good starting point. On the downloads page [5], I downloaded Pidora and wrote it to an SD card. Once that’s done, I hooked the Raspberry Pi to the TV, keyboard, mouse and LAN. After selecting HDMI as input source on the TV, we saw the usual boot messages on screen and was directed to firstboot. After setting everything up, I hit shell and I’m a happy man 🙂

At the time of this writing, pidora.ca seems to be offline so yum doesn’t work. With no easy way of getting packages, I’m playing around with other images for now.

[1] http://www.element14.com/community/community/raspberry-pi
[2] http://www.cybermind.com.sg/
[3] http://sg.element14.com/raspberry-pi/rpi-b-512-cased/sbc-raspberry-pi-b-512mb-cased/dp/2217158
[4] http://www.raspberrypi.org/help/quick-start-guide/
[5] http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/