Grab your Raspberry Pi, everyone — we’re going on an Easter egg hunt, and all of you are invited!
When they’re not chocolate, Easter eggs are hidden content in movies, games, DVD menus, and computers. So open a terminal window and try the following:
1. A little attitude
aptitude moo into the terminal window and press Enter. Now type
aptitude -v moo. Keep adding v’s, like this:
aptitude -vv moo
Addicted to memes? Type
curl parrot.live into your window!
3. In a galaxy far, far away…
You’ll need to install
telnet for this one: start by typing
sudo apt-get install telnet into the terminal. Once it’s installed, enter
pinout into the window to see a handy GPIO pinout diagram for your Pi. Ideal for physical digital making projects!
5. Demo programs
Easter egg-ish: you can try out various demo programs on your Raspberry Pi, such as 1080p video playback and spinning teapots.
There’s lots of fun to be had in the terminal of a Raspberry Pi. Do you know any other fun Easter eggs? Share them in the comments!