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Very New User

Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:04 am

well it all look so cool but as a very new user, which of the large range of programs should I down load:
from the begining
to loading the GPIO
so it works
I've had several go but with no joy
I'm so frustrated can some body help please........
I do think it about time we can plug and play with this pi.

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Re: Very New User

Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:55 am


If you want to make use of the gpio and start playing with LEDs etc... Take a look at my basic tutorial. It is easy to read and should get you familiar with using the gpio/setting up LEDs on a breadboard and how to write a short script to make an LED flash.

Hope this is what you're looking for? :D

Pi Pi Pi...

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Re: Very New User

Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:14 am

It is that large range of software that makes a simple plug and play impossible to implement.

The RPi is incredibly versitile it's like walking into a fully equipped kitchen with a totally stocked larder, fridge and freezer.

You would really need to know what you were planning to cook before you even opened a cupboard. ;)
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Noob is not derogatory the noob is just the lower end of the noob--geek spectrum being a noob is just your first step towards being an uber-geek ;)

If you find a solution please post it in the wiki the forum dies too quick

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Re: Very New User

Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:05 am

At the Surrey & Hampshire Hackspace we did up a handout for the last Egham Raspberry Jam.

It has information on:
Setting up a Desktop
GPIO pin out details
How to calculate the resistor value needed for different LEDs
Flashing LEDs - this one is good for what you want. Just a bare bones example.
Programming Minecraft with Python
Useful Links
Guide to electronic components
FossWire Unix/Linux Command Reference

You can download it from the following link. ... sp=sharing
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