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Raspberry Pi For the Rest of Us 170

Posted by timothy
from the bootstraps-for-all! dept.
mikejuk writes "The Raspberry Pi might be a cheap and reasonably powerful but it has a tough learning curve due to the Linux OS it uses. Adafruit, better known for their hardware, are working on a WebIDE which you can use to program the Pi without having to set things up. You write the code in a browser and run it on the Pi using a web server hosted by the Pi. It sounds crazy but if it can make the Pi more approachable then perhaps it could turn out to be an educational powerhouse."
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Raspberry Pi For the Rest of Us

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  • Set things up? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Hatta (162192) on Thursday September 20, 2012 @05:36PM (#41404987) Journal

    Isn't the point of the Pi that you can just dump an image onto an SD card and have a fully working environment? Just how bad are the Pi distros?

  • Re:Oxymoron (Score:3, Interesting)

    by trickydisco (2735495) on Thursday September 20, 2012 @07:22PM (#41405973)
    It's early days yet, but this is what we're trying to develop at [] - a self-contained modern machine that boots straight into a programming environment that promotes exploration and experimentation. We had our first prototype units on show at the Brighton Mini Maker Faire a couple of weeks ago and had an awesome reception; more details will be released in the coming weeks.
  • by StealthHunter (597677) on Thursday September 20, 2012 @09:57PM (#41406945)

    I ordered my Pi from Element14 on Aug 14th and it shipped on Aug 28th. I don't know what you are doing wrong such that you haven't received yours yet.

    Once my Pi arrived, I downloaded an SD card image, wrote it to a card using dd, added power to the Pi and everything worked straight away. The parts that took the most effort were retrieving my spare cell phone charger and finding an HDMI cable to connect it to my TV.

    Where is all the hate coming from?

You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.