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a Linux operating system designed for the Raspberry Pi and based on Debian for ARM processors. A stable release version (Jessie) is available, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation is now recomm…
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GPIO stands for General Purpose Input Output and can be used to receive and send digital signals to and from simple electronics from the Raspberry Pi.
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a general-purpose, high-level programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python and see almost immediate gains in …
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Questions about home networks, internet, repository issues or anything else regarding networks.
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This refers to the quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 (currently only available as a "B" model with Ethernet and four USB ports), with 1 gigabyte of RAM. It can also refer to the quad-core Raspberry Pi 3 (rele…
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Questions relating to the Raspberry Pi USB ports and specific Raspberry Pi USB devices and device interaction.
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Questions on the use of Wi-Fi (local area wireless computer networking technology). Note shopping questions are off-topic.
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These questions refer to the initial starting up of the Raspberry PI.
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Questions relating to the physical components that the Raspberry Pi consists of.
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a network protocol to provide encrypted communication using a client-server architecture. Question include the configuration of the sshd server on the Pi.
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The Raspberry Pi has an analogue stereo audio jack output (Pi 1 A/B/B+, Pi 2, not Pi Zero), and audio can also be heard through the digital HDMI output (all models).
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SD (Secure Digital) cards and their associated SC/HC/XC technologies are the primary storage medium for the Raspberry Pi. The Pi Models A and B use SD Cards, and new models use Micro SD. SD cards are…
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For questions that apply specifically to the Raspberry Pi Model 3 and not other/all models.
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for any questions related to how to use a camera or webcam with the Raspberry Pi.
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the ability to supply a device with energy. This question covers how to power the Pi, ways to do it, and the safe ranges of power.
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a high-profile computer operating system. The Raspberry Pi can run one of a number of Linux distributions, the most pupular being Raspbian (Debian-based) and Arch Linux.
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a term used to describe anything that can, due to new technologies, function, fully or partially, without wires. Generally this is wireless network (WiFi), or wireless connection with USB …
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HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. Along with the Composite RCA, HDMI is one of the devices' two video outputs. It provides high quality digital video.
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The methods for powering the Raspberry Pi (typically via its micro-USB connection.)
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Questions related to playing or editing video on the Raspberry Pi, both in SD and HD.
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Display relates to the use and output of display systems for the Rasberry Pi. The built-in video connectors are HDMI, RCA composite (yellow plug), and a 4-pole 3.5 mm jack.
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rpi.gpio refers to the package name of a Python module for accessing the Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins. The module allows GPIO pins to be initialised, turned on, and turned off. It uses a functional progra…
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For questions dealing with devices that measure the physical world around us and translate it into signals for the Raspberry Pi.
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a minimal Linux distribution based on Debian that brings XBMC to your Raspberry Pi. It is now succeeded by OSMC. Questions here should be related to the distribution, whether it be setup or…
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is the process of sending data one bit at a time, sequentially, over a communication channel or computer bus. Traditionally "serial" relates to a three (or more with hardware handshaking) wire system…
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I²C stands for Inter-Integrated circuit, and is a data transferation system that allows connections between computers or microcontrollers and low-level peripherals (e.g. sensors or EEPROMS). It is a i…
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The Raspberry Pi 3 has onboard Bluetooth (a wireless communications standard) connectivity, and on other Raspberry Pis Bluetooth devices may be connected via a Bluetooth hub on one of the board's USB …
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a family of wired computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs).
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a cross-platform, open source media player available for the pi. Versions < 14.0 were called XBMC.
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Questions regarding issues installing specific applications or operating systems on the Raspberry Pi.
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Jessie the current stable release of the Debian based Raspbian OS for the Pi.
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the central component of the operating system and manages hardware, process scheduling, file systems, virtual memory paging, inter-process and network communication, etc.
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The CSI interface camera from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, available in a NoIR night version.
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about remote control. It can cover SSH, security, and other topics related to the non-local control of the pi.
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an operating system that is based on GNU/Linux. It was previously recommended by the Raspberry Pi Foundation as the standard distribution, but Raspbian is now being recommended.
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Errors occurring in boot; includes software/hardware issues.