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Spectrum Emulator running on the Raspberry Pi

April 29, 2012


I compiled the Fuse emulator on the Pi itself once I had the SDL development libraries installed via apt. I also enabled swap, as at one point it looked like gcc’s memory usage was going to hit the 128Mb CPU RAM limit. Once built, I enabled the ALSA sound module and fired it up – […]

Using OpenGL ES 2.0 on the Raspberry Pi without X windows.

April 27, 2012


[EDIT: This post contains information from the early days of the RasPi and may not be that relevant to its current software build. I don’t actually have anything to plug my RasPi into anymore so I cannot check or update any of the video/OpenGLES work. (I have laptops but no TV – go figure.) Please […]

Raspberry Pi’s onboard Serial connection

April 24, 2012


One of the reasons I was excited to play with the Pi was the rank of pins on one of its corners, the ‘low-level peripheral‘ pin-out. GPIO pins, SPI, I2C and even an onboard 3.3v serial connection (UART)! In fact, in the stock debian image, it is configured to output the bootup messages and the […]

First steps with the Raspberry Pi

April 23, 2012


Yes, I was awake at 6am on the 29th of February and it was partially my fault that the element14 and RS components sites went down. I’m sorry. It does mean that I now hold in my hands one of the first batch Raspberry Pi’s! So what to expect right now? First, if you too […]