Video 2: Exploring the Raspberry Pi

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    This is the second video of our 2013 five-part series Get Started With Pi for Raspberry Pi 2.

     

    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.