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Raspberry Pi

Michael Schippling
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:13:16 GMT

This is the place for questions and answers related to Pi. I've found that there is a bit of a beginner's learning cliff involved, especially if you have not used a UNIX-like command line shell interface before. If you are starting from scratch, buy a starter kit which includes an SD card pre-loaded with the operating system -- once over that hurdle you can probably make your own. In any case, I can recommend two sites: [The official getting started guide](https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/quick-start-guide/) and [A private consulting company's intro to the Raspbian OS](http://www.raspberry-projects.com/pi/category/pi-operating-systems/raspbian) I will need to rummage further to find a comprehensive _Getting Started_ resource. If anyone knows a good book or site, post it below or send it to me and I'll add it to this post.

Michael Schippling
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:48:11 GMT

There was a short discussion of the RasPi GPIO, general purpose In/Out, pins at the last KIN Group meeting. I tried to explain what I know, and mentioned that there is a C library that makes them work like the Arduino. You can get WiringPi here: http://wiringpi.com/download-and-install Also both AdaFruit and SparkFun have online tutorials, where the Sparky one covers python and WiringPi as well: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-4-gpio-setup/overview https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/raspberry-gpio I'm still looking for a good Getting Started with Everything guide, but Lady Ada has a reasonable attempt if you follow the links on the page given above.