A quick guide to installing the Percona varient of the MySQL database on your Raspberry Pi. Uses Arch Linux and recommends the 512MB Pi but still a good guide to building a low cost, low powered MySQL server
Thanks to Stuart Hughes who found this amazing series of videos covering Python 3 development.
The first few videos are below (I’ve jumped in at number 2 as the first vid covers installation) and hit this link for the full series.
The second part of the intro to Python covering if logic, loops, & functions.
(Part 1 of this series is here)
The code and notes from today’s Programming the Pi Session.
Covers an introduction to data types and some of the things we can do with them.
(Note: you can get a sneak peak at part 2 here)
In a classic collision of lo cost tech, Pi user Geoffroy Tremblay has worked out how to use a Kindle 3 as an external display for the Raspberry Pi. It’s console only and uses a few networking hacks but I’ll definitely be giving this a go over the weekend!
One of the highlights of the enormously popular Minecraft on the Pi is the ability to script your in game world using simple development tools.
To this end the lovely people over at McPiPy have setup a site with a range of Minecraft Python Scripts for you to use and experiment with. They’ve even given you a little how to explaining how to install and use them!
Definitely one to bookmark as I’m sure they’ll be adding more scripts in time.
BerryBoot is the swiss army knife of Raspberry Pi OS management.
It lets you choose from a range of OSs to boot from a single SD card (if it’s big enough) and lets you move your OS onto an external USB drive. It even downloads the images for you saving you a lot of faffing about with dd or image building utilities.
It’s a great tool for those who like hacking about in different distros but be careful not to wipe a useful SD card!
(Source: Web Upd8)
This wouldn’t be a modern website without a pithy Twitter account name to back it up!
Now you can get Raspberry Pi tidbits straight down your stream from @damnfinepi
Go ahead – give us a follow and ping us a tweet!
ModMyPi.com is a great, UK site for Pi’s, cases and accessories . They even carry a range of hardware hacking tools, breadboards and more!
Raspberry Leaf – a lo tech way to label your GPIO pins on your Pi