Monthly Archives: December 2013

Setup of Raspberry Pi

I’m setting up this blog to keep track of some Raspberry Pi projects I’m doing.

I’ve chosen Rasbian-Wheezy for my OS. Writing to the SD card was simple (once the write switch was enabled on the card (oops)).

Three commands to write the image onto the card:

diskutil list
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk3
sudo dd if=/Users/ais/Downloads/2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/rdisk3

When the Pi is started up, you are presented with the raspi-config screen – which lets you configure a few things like default startup environment (which I changed to a graphical desktop environment), and resize the partition to use all available space on the card.

Some of the projects I hope to complete:

  • Setup an emulator for SNES games (guide)
  • Setup Shairport to stream music to stereo
  • Motion Detection webcam (link)
  • Navigation system with USB-GPS device