Explore your pi with RaspberryPi.org’s usage guide #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Raspberrypi.org has an awesome new resource up on their site which has great basic guides for exploring your pi and what you can do with it. Check it out here.
You may remember the announcement of our new open source documentation, which is a GitHub project containing information about the Raspberry Pi hardware and software – and how to use it. The information is deliberately quite short and concise, and we only cover Raspbian specifics in order for us to maintain it well. The docs are managed on GitHub and displayed here on our website at raspberrypi.org/documentation.
While planning this, we created a Usage section and listed the applications we wanted to write basic guides for – a way for us to show people the basics of what they can do with a Pi. We covered the icons on the Raspbian Desktop and other programs which are pre-installed, and added some interesting additional material you have to download and install yourself, like Minecraft.
I pushed the 500th commit to the project this morning, and it’s great to have seen contributions from members of the community too. Thanks to all who’ve helped build the docs.
Whether you bought your Pi for a specific purpose or you bought it to explore and learn, I’m sure there’s an area you haven’t discovered yet, or haven’t been introduced to yet. We’d like to encourage users to explore these applications – and we’re giving you an introduction to each of them! We cover:
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