Video 2: Exploring the Raspberry Pi

This is the second video of the element14 Get Started with Pi five-part series.

Purchase this part to follow along with Cabe and Jenny as they explore their Raspberry Pi.

 

Episodes in this Series:

 

Video 1: Unboxing and Setting up the Peripherals


  Exploring the Raspberry Pi


Video 3: Getting your Pi Online


Video 4: Your First Pi Project


Video 5: Exploring Accessories and Projects

 

 

More information about some of the elements highlighted in this video can be found at these online resources:

  • Python and the games that are included on the Pi, check out this great resource for learning (or teaching) how to program: Learn to code Codecademy
  • Scratch - downloads of lesson plans for educators - can be found here: Learn Scratch

 

LXTerminal Commands that we talked about in this video:

 

ls

"list" displays the contents of the current directory - programs show up in blue, files are displayed in pink
ls results.png

cd

"change directory" allows you to change the current directory or folder

cd ..

typing cd and then adding a space and two dots moves you back up a directory in the file structure

pwd

"print working directory" will display your current location on the system

lxt-pwd+only.png

sudo raspi-config

sudo means "run as super user" - the user "pi" does not have super-user privileges, and that's ok!  raspi-config will open the raspberry pi configuration menu in LXTerminal.

 

 

Part List

 

Product NameDescription
Raspberry Pi Starter KitRaspberry Pi Starter KitModel B Board, 8GB NOOBS software pre-programed SD card, enclosure, power supplyBuy this partBuy this part