Why am I interested in the Pi

raspberry_pi_cardMore than one person has asked me why or have given me the “evil eye” when they find out that I spend time working on a Raspberry Pi. I wish to clarify my interest in this entry.

When I was growing up, my parents always supported and induced me to play and learn electronics and software development. I recall clearly that my mother used to call Computer Science (term non-existent at the time) Cybernetics (a more encompassing term at this day and age). If it was not for that support I might be doing something less interesting. STEM is an important carrier for future generations. It is good for our society and way of life. Now and then I get a chance to promote to a child Computer Science. Using a Raspberry Pi (looks like a toy) is simpler and less intimidating than using a pedestal computer with several monitors and multiple processors and cores. Continue reading “Why am I interested in the Pi”

Raspberry Pi

computer_class_childrenFor decades I have been interested in education at all levels and for all ages.  Some time ago my oldest got a Raspberry Pi (from now on Pi for short) kit and worked on a couple projects. Lately my youngest (I have two sons) purchased a Pi to experiment with Linux. As far as I can remember I have been experimenting with different hardware for different applications. My parents promoted such type of learning and I have carried on with my sons and hopefully will continue with new and future generations. This set of blog entries are aimed at describing my steps experimenting, learning and having fun with the Pi. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi”