Raspberry Pi Info-Pedia

Raspberry Pi Info-Pedia

This is BIG NEWS


Mathematica and The Wolfram Language are now available from the Raspberry Pi foundation's software repositories for the default Raspbian Linux distribution for the Pi. If you're running a Raspbian image provided by the Raspberry Pi foundation, you can now install the software with the following steps:
Ensure that you have at least 600 megabytes of free storage on your Raspberry Pi's SD card. The package itself will take up 429 megabytes of disk space when installed.

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wolfram-engine

Agree to the licensing terms displayed (Use tab to move between fields in the license window. You will only need to do this once).
Wait for the installation to complete.
You should now find Mathematica and the Wolfram Language installed on the LXDE desktop under the Education menu and the Wolfram Language under the Programming

In order to start the application from the Linux command line, type:
$ wolfram
To start Mathematica, type:
$ mathematica


A slice of Raspberry PI

by Sloan Kelly: This book is available for download on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes.

Description - This book is intended to give the reader an introduction to the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. The book covers what the Raspberry Pi is, and how to get it set up. It then steps the user through some of the features of the computer; the Bash shell, the windowing environment, remote access to the Raspberry Pi and finally an introduction to the Python language. Available on itunes for only $2.99


List of Useful Resources for the Raspberry Pi


This is a Great learning resource for the Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with GPIO and Python tutorial http://openmicros.org/index.php/articles/94-ciseco-product-documentation/raspberry-pi/217-getting-started-with-raspberry-pi-gpio-and-python




Use your Pi to Mine for BitCoins


- Introducing NOOBS :)

NOOBS is a way to make setting up a Raspberry Pi for the first time much, much easier.
Download it Here

Follow ausEparts Pi Twitter feed


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- Raspberry PI SCHEMATIC




If you need help with OpenELEC or XBMC, here are some people and places that will prove invaluable:

Official sites

The following are the places to go for official news and information:

- Get this great e-book to inroduce you to OpenElec XBMC at a very reasonable price

from http://www.packtpub.com/create-media-center-with-openelec-starter/book

Instant OpenELEC Starter



Articles and tutorials

There are a lot of good and interesting articles available on both OpenELEC and XBMC. The ones that follow are a few with which to start:


Ê A short video from the "lifehacker" blog, providing a good overview of what is possible with a media center running XBMC can be found at http://youtu.be/T970YM3w1LY

Ê An advanced official tutorial on how to add features for watching live TV and recording

video with XBMC can be found at http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=PVR



Large communities with interest in OpenELEC and XBMC have accumulated a lot of answers on

common questions, which can be found on the official forums:


Ê Official forums for OpenELEC: http://openelec.tv/forum

Ê Official forums for XBMC: http://forum.xbmc.org

Ê Official IRC channel for OpenELEC: #openelec on chat.freenode.org

Ê Official IRC channel for XBMC: #xbmc on irc.freenode.org

Ê Official mailing list for OpenELEC commits:





A good way to stay updated is by following relevant blogs:


Ê The lifehacker blog is full of useful tips and tricks for using XBMC at


Ê The good folk over at engadget are always fast to provide the latest XBMC news in an easily understandable form at http://engadget.com/tag/xbmc/

Ê Head over to xbmchub for lots of cool tweaks and third-party add-ons at




If you want to be amongst the first to know about the new releases and updates, you can use

Twitter to do so:


Ê Follow OpenELEC on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/OpenELEC

Ê Follow XBMC on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/xbmc

Ê For more Open Source information, follow Packt at http://twitter.com/#!/packtopensource



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