Usage

Basic examples to help you get started with some of the software available in Raspbian

Contents

  • Scratch
    • Scratch is a visual programming tool allowing the user to create animations and games with a drag-and-drop interface
  • Python
    • Python is a general purpose programming language that is easy to pick up and also very powerful
  • Sonic Pi
    • Write code to make music with Sonic Pi
  • Terminal
    • The Linux terminal is a powerful tool for getting around the filesystem and issuing commands
  • GPIO
    • The General Purpose Input/Output pins allow you to control and interact with the real world from Python, Scratch or other programming environments
  • Minecraft
    • A free version of Minecraft is available for the Pi, and this is the only edition that has a programming interface, meaning you can control Minecraft with Python code - and even interact with the real world through GPIO
  • Python Games
    • Raspbian ships with some ready made Python games for you to play on your Raspberry Pi - and why not browse the code, hack the games and learn to make your own?
  • WordPress
    • Set up a web server on your Raspberry Pi and install content management and blogging system WordPress
  • Mathematica
    • Mathematica is an industry leading computational platform - available for free on Raspberry Pi
  • Camera Module
    • The Raspberry Pi camera module is capable of taking full HD 1080p photo and video and can be controlled programmatically
    • Libraries are available for:
  • Webcams
    • Using a standard USB webcam instead of the Raspberry Pi camera module
  • XBMC
    • Installing media centre software on your Raspberry Pi
  • Playing audio
    • Playing audio on your Raspberry Pi
  • Playing video
    • Playing video on your Raspberry Pi
  • Demo programs
    • A selection of examples to demonstrate the Pi's capabilities