Raspberry Pi Build Started

I got a new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B 1 GB NOOBS Edition from element14. I also grabbed up a Camera Board, a wireless mouse and keyboard. I did definitely make one mistake right off the bat. I got a Netgear N600 USB Wifi adapter which I tried to get hooked up to the Raspberry Pi running Raspbian but so far no luck. I had no issue connecting to the internet with an ethernet cable, but I am going to have to grab up another Wifi adapter. I’ll probably do that tonight. The Netgear one I grabbed is cool with Windows, but so far I can find no driver for Linux.

I jumped right in plugged in the power, plugged in the usb adapter for the wireless keyboard and mouse and hooked into a tv with an HDMI. They kick you into a config right off the bat. I actually messed something up, I unplugged and rebooted. It asked me to choose which operating system I wanted to run and I chose Raspbian as that is recommended and I am mos def starting from scratch, literally nothing.

I did run through real quick and clone the sd card I had with NOOBS on it. I think I will be writing an article on that shortly. Overall I currently feel like a kid that got a new toy. I look forward to having fun and learning. I am especially curious about understanding command line better, Linux and Python. I’ve got a few ideas. Maybe a security camera. Maybe just a media player. I’m really not sure yet. Just gonna play around and see what I can learn.

I did a couple of other things. I tried right away to just surf the net and checked my site. Youtube so far is not right. I downloaded something. Not sure if it made a difference. Currently I can get videos to play, but the thumbnails are messed up and it will not play a playlist. I’ll post something up about it once I figure it out. I am ready to build. It’s on! #231WebDev