Matt RichardsonShawn Wallace

So you got a Raspberry Pi for the Holidays

how to get it up-and-running

Date: This event took place live on January 23 2013

Presented by: Matt Richardson, Shawn Wallace

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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The credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi was developed to lower the barriers to teaching young people programming, and it is also popular with hardware hackers and hobbyists who may have a project that needs more computing power than a microcontroller.

Join us for a hands-on webcast presented by Matt Richardson and Shawn Wallace, authors of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi. Matt and Shawn will show you what you need to get up and running, walk you through installing the operating system to give you an understanding of all the hardware features of the Pi, and set up the small computer with the correct power source and peripherals.

This webcast will cover:

  • Tour of the Boards
  • The Proper Peripherals
  • Do I need a Case?
  • OS
  • Booting Up
  • Configuring Your PI

Don't miss this exclusive event.

About Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist and video producer. He's a contributor to MAKE magazine and Matt is also the owner of Awesome Button Studios, a technology consultancy. Highlights from his work include the Descriptive Camera, a camera which outputs a text description of a scene instead of a photo. He also created The Enough Already, a DIY celebrity-silencing device. Matt's work has garnered attention from The New York Times, Wired, New York Magazine and has also been featured at The Nevada Museum of Art and at the Santorini Bienniele. He is currently a Master's candidate at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

About Shawn Wallace

Shawn Wallace is an editor at O'Reilly and lives in Providence, RI. He is also a member of the Fluxama artist collective responsible for new iOS musical instruments such as Noisemusick and Doctor Om. He designed open hardware kits at Modern Device and taught the Fab Academy at the Providence Fab Lab. For years he was the managing director of the AS220 art space and is a cofounder of the SMT Computing Society.