Raspberry Pi 2 Initial set-up and configuration with NOOBS / Raspbian

Unlike the Arduino, the Raspberry Pi is not a micro-controller, but rather a small, bare-bones computer that needs an operating system in order to run. The most popular OS for the Raspberry Pi currently is a version of Linux, called Raspbian, specifically optimized for its hardware. I plan to use Raspbian exclusively on my new Raspberry Pi 2 and this posts assumes you will be too. Things you will need to set-up your Raspberry Pi 2: A computer with internet access to download the required software for the Raspberry Pi. An 8 gig (for some…continue reading →

Raspberry Pi 2 for Robotics

I just got a Raspberry Pi 2 in my hands and hope with its help to add some cool features to my new robot projects, beyond the capabilities of the trusted Arduino. The specific goal, besides just tinkering around with something new, is to get basic computer vision working, using OpenCV and a webcam, or the Raspberry Pi Camera board.  Here is a great project by Samuel Matos for inspiration: https://youtu.be/O6XkH84JYjU You should check out his Electronics and Robotics blog for more details. I will document my progress, as I slowly get my bearings with the Raspberry Pi and all required…continue reading →