June 29, 2013 · automation hacks linux newbie raspberrypi raspbian

Raspberry Pi

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Just today, I've put my hands on my first Raspberry Pi. I've read a lot about what it's capable of doing and I've decided to give it a try.

In my mail I got a starter pack consisting of the Raspberry, 8gig SDHC card with preinstalled Raspbian OS, HDMI cable for display connection, Ethernet cable and a miniUSB charger for power supply (the WiFi USB dongle is an extra buy).

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My first impression of the mini computer is that it's a great piece of technology. We'll build, very small (I mean really tiny plate with a processor and all necessary connectors). It'll be few hours till I run it for the first time, as unfortunately I don't have any monitor with HDMI interface. Instead, I have to make a journey for an RCA video connector to plug the Berry into my old Sony TV.

I will definitely describe my first impressions, any issues that might come up while configuring the system and, most of all, my progress in developing using Raspberry Pi. First thing I would want to do is to start my own web server for The Unwritten Words. I'd also like to deepen my coding skills.

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