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how do you do it

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:42 pm
by mvallance
how do you program it

Re: how do you do it

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:09 pm
by jamesh
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?

Re: how do you do it

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:53 pm
by Burngate
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.

Re: how do you do it

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:00 pm
by piglet
mvallance wrote:how do you program it
with a keyboard.

Re: how do you do it

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:21 pm
by JollyRoger
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.

Re: how do you do it

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:33 pm
by philoponeria
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?

Re: how do you do it

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:43 am
by ghans
I believe 2-3 if you count Bash scripting in.

ghans

Re: how do you do it

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

(Although mostly a keyboard) 8-)

Re: how do you do it

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:06 pm
by tedhale
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

Re: how do you do it

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:11 pm
by raspberrypiguy1
by mvallance ยป 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

Re: how do you do it

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:03 am
by bgirardot
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.

Re: how do you do it

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:33 am
by Burngate
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