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Raspberry Pi
Surrey Amateur Radio Club
November 12, 2014
AN INTRODUCTION TO THIS NON-EDIBLE DELIGHT
What is Raspberry Pi?
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A single-board microcomputer developed by the Raspberry Pi
Foundation in the UK to promote the teaching of basic computer
science to students.
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About the size of a credit card
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Three manufacturers are licensed to produce 3 configurations (Newark
element14/Premier Farnell, RS Components & Egoman
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Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC) that includes an
ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor & a VideoCore IV GPU
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Originally a Model A with 256MB of RAM now called Model B
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B+ Has 512MB of RAM
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Price difference was about $10-$15 only (B+ = $45-55)
Picture It…
RPi Connections
GPIO Interface Example
(LED Project)
Radio Interface
SSTV Beacon Project
Operating System – LINUX
The Foundation Provides…
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Operating Systems: Debian and Arch Linux ARM distributions for free
download
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www.raspberrypi.org
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Other OS’s include: Raspbian, GNU/Linux, Fedora, FreeBSD & more
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Programming languages include:
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Python (main programming language)
Scratch, Mathematica, Sonic (music), Minecraft, C, Java, Perl & Ruby
Where To Buy Your Pi
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Best Deal: CANAKIT – (North Vancouver) www.canakit.com
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For other ideas see www.fraservalleyraspberrypi.wordpress.com
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Google search will reveal many more options
What You Need – The Basics
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A Raspberry Pi (B+)
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5V Micro USB 1.2A (2.5A better to power USB ports)
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Minimum 8 GB SD Card (best with NOOBS – New Out Of Box Software)
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Raspberry Pi Case to protect unit – Many Types –See Amazon, Ebay, etc.
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Case with GPIO access is great for Ham Radio projects
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WiFi Dongle or use Ethernet Port (Model B and B+)
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Keyboard – Small wireless w/dongle is best
Projects
What You Can Do With a Raspberry Pi…
Pi HF Software Defined Radio (SDR)
Pi TNC-X
VE7LTD RPi IRLP Node
Raspberry Pi DVAP(D-Star)
Non-Amateur Radio Projects
Raspberry Pi Media Centre
XBMC
Movies, TV Shows & More
RPi Cluster Web Server
RPi Supercomputer
PiFace Home Automation
Home Alarm System & Automation
Arduino Uno And Other Models
Arduino – Programmable Microcontroller
Raspberry Pi – Micro Computer
Comparison
Q&A
Joe Zaccaria – VE7TOL
Langley, Maple Ridge, Blaine ACS & Surrey Repeaters
www.fraservalleyraspberrypi.com

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