NEW TUTORIAL: Using apt.adafruit.com with Your Raspberry Pi
So you have your Raspberry Pi and you’ve played with it a bit and now you want to install some new software. Now usually you can just run apt-get and install ready-to-go packages. But, there are many instances where certain pieces of software are out of date or not available from the official Raspberry Pi Raspbian repositories. This can lead to a lot of really complex installation processes, with gcc, make, cmake, ./config, yak, bison and who knows what other wild beasts.
We wanted to make things easier.
The answer? apt.adafruit.com – our Raspbian package repository. Adding our repository to the list of repositories on your Raspberry Pi will allow you to easily install any of the packages we make available. Installing current versions of software like node.js and wiringpi is as easy as apt-get install node or apt-get install wiringpi. We are also constantly adding new custom packages for things like installing a PiTFT or turning your Raspberry Pi into a WiFi Access Point!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.