Learn how to turn a Raspberry Pi into a media player with D.A.T.A., Dublin Art & Technology Association. This workshop is aimed at artists, hobbyist, gallery technicians, etc. looking at a cheap and easy way to set up videos, sound and interactive works for installations, gallery shows, etc. Participants should bring their own Raspberry Pi and we will supply an SD card.
Led by Ray
Ray has been programming on various systems in various languages for 25 years, working for large and small organisations, focusing latterly on sustainability. As a committed enthusiast and evangelist for Linux and the Open Source movement, he is fascinated with the promise of Open Source hardware, and is eager to demonstrate the potential of the Raspberry Pi to a wide and diverse public.
- A Raspberry Pi Model B. The Model B has an ethernet port, 2 USB ports and 512 Mb RAM. The Model A has no ethernet port, so can't be used in the manner we are suggesting. Click here for a diagram and photo of the Model B.
- A power supply. A micro USB mobile phone charger will work, provided it supplies 700 mA at 5 V.
- A standard ethernet cable.
- Laptop with: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 or Mac OS X (any version) or any of the more common Linux distros (Mint, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu...)
Note: The laptop must have an ethernet port, and a way of reading and writing to SD (Secure Digital) cards, for example through an external USB card reader or adapter, or a multi-card reader.
Windows users also need to install:
- Xming, an X Server for Windows, to view the Raspberry Pi screen on the laptop; this can be downloaded from http://people.arsc.edu/~murakami/xming/
- PuTTy, a ssh client for Windows, to connect the laptop to the Pi via the ethernet cable; this can be downloaded from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html (choose putty-0.62-installer.exe)
Mac users need:
- XQuartz, the X Server for Macs, from http://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/
- (Macs have an ssh client installed by default)