February 3, 2013 · 12:45 PM
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My Raspberry Pis arrived - I now have four of them. If you are interested in the platform, want to see what its all about, I'm having an open day on them. If you have some Pi's and want to show and talk about what you have done, come along and show them off!
The Raspberry Pi is a small ARM based computer running 700Mhz-1Ghz (you can overclock it, its supported), has Ethernet, HDMI out, 2 USB slots, Audio and runs off an SD card. Its easy to set up, you can run X-Windows if you want or use it as an embedded system. It is powered by a micro-usb cable running 5V, which makes it easy to just put in a container somewhere and let it run.
We will take it from start to finish - choosing the Linux version, loading it on the SD card, configuring the image on startup, discussion of hardware, starting X-Windows, remote shelling in.
You are able to install a Java virtual machine (and thus Groovy, Scala, etc), Mono (for C#, etc), and the Go language. It runs Python out of the box.