Setting up a Raspberry Pi

For the last 6 months or so Ben has wanted to build a Raspberry Pi enabled arcade machine. He just so happened to receive a Raspberry Pi for his birthday…

Unfortunately, setup has been nothing short of frustrating. The included Wifi utility is probably the worst program I’ve ever used, which means configuring Wifi manually is a must.

The default OS (Raspbian “Wheezy”, a debian distro) takes up a whole 54MB of a 32GB card, which necessitates going into the command line for the OS to use the rest of the card.

If you’ve got a Pi, save yourself some grief and look at these two links:

Wifi setup: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-3-network-setup/setting-up-wifi-with-occidentalis

Repartition the Pi SD Card: http://analogdigitallab.org/articles/raspberry-pi-resize-your-sd-card

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