how do you do it

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by mvallance » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:42 pm
how do you program it
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by jamesh » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:09 pm
mvallance wrote:how do you program it


I think you are going to have to be a bit more specific. What do you have in mind?
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by Burngate » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:53 pm
There are two answers.

One
It runs Linux. On top of that will run Python. To write a program requires a language to write it in and an operating system in which to work.

Two
You need a goal, towards which to work, be it a game or a robot.
Your initial aim will probably be trivial.
You may find working through a tutorial the easiest way. Most of those I've seen provide a simple game as the initial goal.
Later, more useful aims will occur to you, such as opening your garage door or shooting the neighbour's cat.
If all goes well you will end up teaching the local kids to program.
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by piglet » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:00 pm
mvallance wrote:how do you program it


with a keyboard.
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by JollyRoger » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:21 pm
1. Have a look at this tutorial on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXmYIAGwpe4

2. Buy the following book (or download the free html version):
Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Michael Dawson.

3. Search on Google for other (many) sources of help.
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by philoponeria » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:33 pm
On a scale of 1-10 If i wanted get one of these things and use it as a media server how much programming "stuff" do I need to learn?
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by ghans » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:43 am
I believe 2-3 if you count Bash scripting in.

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by cutmore32 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:56 pm
Using my Arduino Leonardo I program the pi using whatever takes my fancy!

(Although mostly a keyboard) 8-)
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by tedhale » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:06 pm
philoponeria wrote:On a scale of 1-10 If i wanted get one of these things and use it as a media server how much programming "stuff" do I need to learn?


None. It has already been done. Search for xbmc or OpenELEC
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by raspberrypiguy1 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:11 pm
by mvallance » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:42 pm

how do you program it


We will dignify this question with an answer when you can be bothered to phrase it properly
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by bgirardot » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:03 am
raspberrypiguy1 wrote:We will dignify this question with an answer when you can be bothered to phrase it properly


That is a little harsh. I would assume he is not a native English speaker and as such, I understand the difficulty with asking questions in a language he may not speak very well.
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by Burngate » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:33 am
I also thought he is probably quite young - under 15 - and has never been shown the inner workings of anything.

Someone once said "To ask the right questions, you need to know more than half the answers"

He knows less than us. We need to help, not sneer
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