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Raspberry Pi 2

3 Posts authored by: johan825
Intro In this blog post I will describe how I used the SPI interface of the Raspberry Pi 2 (and Raspberry Pi) to communicate with an Arduino board. Both the RPi and Arduino are connected to a nRF24L01+ chip to communicate with each other via the SPI interface. I will describe the practical details of the setup and will also share the sources which were used. The GPIO usage on the Raspberry Pi 2 is exactly the same as on the Raspberry Pi B(+). In practice it might be that some expansion boards ...
Intro In this blog post I will comment a bit on how I installed OpenELEC and Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi (2) using my ArchLinux based distro. I also performed some benchmarks and measured some start/boot times.   InstallationShort intro on installation It's really easy and fast to install these distros from scratch on any Linux OS (when you download the image). Alternatively you can also use NOOBS to install distros on the Raspberry Pi. Advantage over using NOOBS: you can perform the ins ...
Last friday the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B 1024MB, a credit card sized single-board computer, arrived from Element14. First a big thank you to Element14 for letting me RoadTest this product.   In this blog post I will share some unboxing pictures and my initial thoughts.     UnboxingBox contents and pictures The box contained 2 items:   The Raspberry Pi 2 (*) Quick start guide & safety instruction manual (*) In the pictures the anti static bag, in which the RPi2 came, wa ...