It is awkward for me to introduce myself on a forum that is not something that I am already well versed in.
I am from the United States. I am just a normal guy, I have too many hobbies and work too much to provide a nice life for my family. I am more into the mechanical engineering aspect of the world, however my antiquated education is in fact in computer/electrical engineering. Many years, or even decades, out of date.
I have a daughter who is my world, she is recently involved in a school year end STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) project. It was our idea to build a Raspberry Pi and subsequently use Python to modify some Minecraft for her project. As such I decided it would be a great idea to purchase some Raspberry Pis and begin the rabbit hole.
I am fairly well versed in Windows as an OS, several proprietary softwares, but oddly enough very minimally in Linux and all assorted distros. I have installed Ubuntu and Bohdi on a few random boxes here and there.
This leads me to the greater collective that I am assuming is here.
Treat me as a noob if it makes it easier. I won't be offended.
Per her project I decided that it would be easiest to assemble two Pis, one here at home so she knew that basics, and one at school so she could explore on her own without constraint. I bought two Pis, cases and 3.5" touchscreens. I know the screen is not ideal, but I am not 100% sure of the parameters and availability of a monitor at school. This leads to the main reason I am here, which will surely multiply 100 fold as we go farther.
Using Amazon I purchased everything, grabbing the Quimat 3.5" screen. Following the instructions accompanied with the screen I am going command line to install the driver, both from online and local, and I am getting a kernal error requiring a total wipe and reinstall to correct. I am seeking a solution to that. I don't know if I am doing it wrong, or if there is something wrong with the image/driver.
If there is a generic version that works, that would be great. I would really like to provide her with a turnkey card that she could plug in and rock and roll after she builds the case and plugs it all up. She is good and very advanced for her age, but I am sure that it would take her longer than I to configure the screen. More time that would be available within her project that is.
With that said, I like my cars, my bikes, my video games. I am good with my hands. I have two black labs that are highly trained (vocal and hand commands.) I don't watch television and I spend most of my time at work or asleep. I have too many hobbies to devote enough time to just one to become more than just competent. I have a dozen guitars, I am covered in tattoos, ride a Harley and live in the suburbs. A stereotypical anomaly.
Oh, and I am a connoisseur of fine bourbon, which might have made this entire post difficult to comprehend.
Thanks in advance!
And to be fair, this was posted from the Raspberry Pi we have already complete.