Mrdon, I have heard soo much about the Raspberry Pi but have never got the chance to work on it. how would you describe its experience? I am eager to learn about it whenever I get my hands on doing some mini project.
The Raspberry Pi (RPI) is a cool linux computer mounted on a credit size card that can be use for all sorts of embedded applications. The linux distro that comes with it is Raspbian Wheezy. The basic language used to program the RPI is Python which is interpretative allowing results to be display as you type them into the editor. The microcontroller used on the Raspberry Pi is a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC (System on a Chip) running at 700MHz.
I've used the RPI to turn on LEDs, motors, and create interactive graphics. I wired a photocell circuit to the RPI and created a ball on the monitor using Python. By doing an up/down jesture with with my hand over the photocell, the ball bounced on the screen. Nice example of physical computing application. I might submit this as a Gadget Freak project. What do you think?
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