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About pythagoraspberry

We are a team working on learning about and documenting our experiences using the Raspberry Pi system. Having had much trouble finding answers to basic problems, we hope that this website will be of use to many people getting started. We look forward to helping and being helped; inspiring and being inspired.

Raspberry Pi 2 Board Pin Charts

This is actually the reason we started this blog. After searching for hours just to figure out the pin configuration, we decided a blog would be the best way to organize our findings with people. We hope that the following … Continue reading

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Hooking Up a Thermometer to Raspberry Pi (DS18B20)

This post will be about hooking up a waterproof DS18B20 thermometer to a Raspberry Pi. What you will need: 1 DS18B20 waterproof thermometer: ~ $2 on eBay 1 4.7 KOhm resistor: Should buy a set of resistors before working on … Continue reading

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Our First Project

When we went to look for inspiration as beginners, we found that a lot of the projects that people worked on were either too simplistic, too hard, or rather pointless. Do we really need a clap-switch lamp? Really? So, we … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Project

These are a few, and what we consider the most important, things you should consider when picking a project: 1. Is it within your skill range? This is probably the most important consideration. Be honest.  These microcontrollers can do so … Continue reading

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Saving and Backing Up Raspberry Pi SD Cards (with Windows 8 at the bottom!)

Raspberry Pi SD cards are notorious for being corrupted and having to be reformatted, taking everything you’ve worked on with them. It is common sense and good practice to always backup your card whenever you make progress on a project. … Continue reading

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Setting Up WiFi (Raspbian GUI)

If you have a Raspberry Pi compatible WiFi Dongle, and the Raspbian GUI installed, setting up internet connection is extremely simple. 1. Go to Menu > Preferences > WiFi Configuration 2. Raspbian should automatically detect the USB dongle as Adapter … Continue reading

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Setting Up Your SD card and OS with NOOBS

So, you have all the hardware you need to get going with a Raspberry Pi, and now, unless you’ve purchased a preloaded SD card, you’ll need to install the software OS. This whole process takes about 10 minutes, after you … Continue reading

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