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newbie buys a pi

Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:33 am

You pi experts are in for it now I have just bought a Pi 2 (1Gb version). I have no idea what I am in for except what I have read. So now wait for the newbie questions :-)

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Re: newbie buys a pi

Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:40 am

Adrianfu wrote:You pi experts are in for it now I have just bought a Pi 2 (1Gb version). I have no idea what I am in for except what I have read. So now wait for the newbie questions :-)

Adrian
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Re: newbie buys a pi

Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:45 am

Adrianfu wrote:You pi experts are in for it now I have just bought a Pi 2 (1Gb version). I have no idea what I am in for except what I have read. So now wait for the newbie questions :-)

Adrian
Excellent choice, sir.

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Re: newbie buys a pi

Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:49 am

Welcome to the community!

You won't regret it - I also got my first pi this year, intending to just set up a home server for my music, I had no code or 'maker' ability, and I could just about get by with ubuntu. That was in feb, it's now December and I've learnt some python, C, JavaScript and php, some SQL and am now learning assembly language. I started off with python courses on codecademy.com as I read it was the language of the pi. That lead to MOOC's on EDX.org from MIT, Harvard and microsoft :)

You've joined on a good day - it's hour of code week! - https://code.org/learn
In addition to the awesome stuff from the foundation, you can check out some maker things at adafruit - https://learn.adafruit.com/category/learn-raspberry-pi

And if you're new to linux, I really recommend this - https://www.edx.org/course/introduction ... -lfs101x-2

And finally if you are new to python - https://www.codecademy.com/learn/python

Welcome to the community again! It's great to have you here :)
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Re: newbie buys a pi

Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:04 pm

Thank for the computer science site EDX.org. FREE ONLINE COURSES FROM UNIVERSITIES :shock:
By thinking like an engineer you can create a raspberry pi.
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I got the PI model B, B+ and PI 2 model B.
When will I get the A? I don't know.

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Re: newbie buys a pi

Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:51 pm

expandables wrote:Thank for the computer science site EDX.org. FREE ONLINE COURSES FROM UNIVERSITIES :shock:
No worries! Harvard's CS50 is an essential - one of the best courses I've taken in anything. It resets dec 31, so check it out in Jan! It's literally the course as taken on campus at Harvard in the fall semester - so when it resets in Jan, it'll update with the course that Harvard students took this term, and you'll have the whole of 2016 to finish (average completion time is usually a couple months depending on how far you want to go for your final project)

https://www.edx.org/course/introduction ... ardx-cs50x
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Re: newbie buys a pi

Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:56 pm

Yea I will check all the courses out thanks!
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By thinking like an engineer you can create a raspberry pi.
Michael Jackson enthusiast.
I got the PI model B, B+ and PI 2 model B.
When will I get the A? I don't know.

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