One lovely blog award – who are my favourite bloggers?

This challenge has spread across the internet like fire (I didn’t create this challenge) so I have decided to do one. Basically, I have to tell you 7 things about my character. And up to 15 bloggers I enjoy. I have over 40 followers, but as there are limits (a few don’t have blogs) and you can only do up to 15. I am sorry if I do not include you!

So, here are the 7 things about me!

1. I think about my web browser project, ECG SeaSurf , for a lot of my time. I love it because the world wide web is a big place, and making software that allows people to browse such a great thing makes me feel special.

2. I do not try to block the spotlight from other developers as I love seeing what others have produced too, and I love getting inspired.

3. I love playing video games because they are extremely fun, and it feels like I am in the game (no VR here!). They also take stress away.

4. I love writing stories, to entertain people. I am writing a story called Sir Wolf’s Castle, about Minecraft wolves and a villan called Sir Bum-Smacker.

5. I love looking at over blogs and leaving feedback and liking posts because I don’t want to look selfish.

6. I love ketchup. It is an awesome sauce.

7. There are lots of other things I love but don’t blog about: Star Wars and Legends of Chima, for example.

Now, here are my favourite bloggers: I DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR LINK CONTENT CHANGING

1. Codeinfig:

An author of a coding language called Fig, a coding enthusiast, and much more. Check out his blog at codeinfig.wordpress.com!

2. Jacque:

If you want to go beyond my app-making service (I would recommend trying it first and requesting a removal if you don’t like it), then Jacque is the person for you. He can even get your app published to the Play Store (I didn’t ask for an app because I can make one myself).

Check out his blog at themarvelousmind.com

3.  ARJ

If you want a guide to coding and you want to be a pro, then ARJ’s blog “A bit of everything – copy” is the place for you. He has another blog, pythongr.wordpress.com, which is worth checking out too.

Find his main blog at abdurrahmaanjanhangeer.wordpress.com

4. Daniel He hetianding

A Minecraft enthusiast, this blogger creates maps and then publishes them.

Find his blog at worldofmanyworlds.wordpress.com.

5. LZH

A real tech enthusiast, admin of a website called TechCentral which contains everything tech.

Leave a comment or like at limzhenghong.wordpress.com

6. AntonioWestley

A master blogger, who loves posting about sites he recommends.

Check out his active site at alltheeabove.wordpress.com.

Check out his inactive site at antoniowestley.wordpress.com

7. antepher

A real ESP8266 and Arduino enthusiast, as well as Python Expert, antepher maintains a blog called techtutorialsx.

Like and comment on his blog at techtutorialsx.wordpress.com!

8. Paul Sinha

One of my first followers, Paul Sinha appears on the Chase and is really funny.

Check out his blog at sinhaha.com

9. Old and New Reviews

Reviewing and playing video games, I enjoy reading this blog.

Follow the blog at oldandnewreviews.com!

10. Is there any blog you recommend?

I can’t think of a tenth, but I want to reach 10, so if you recommend a blog, plz leave  a comment.

PS: The rules (I have forgotten the URL to the original creator’s blog) also mention that you should post about being chosen. So, thank you codeinfig for choosing me! SO, remember that!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

 

 

 

Fake cases are being made for the Raspberry Pi by scammers – don’t end up with one!

On the Raspberry Pi Blog, the Raspberry Pi Foundation have discovered Chinese Scammers selling fake versions of the official Raspberry Pi Case. I checked mine, and phew, I have not got a fake, but if you are buying the case from a dodgy-looking shop, the blog post is worth reading to make sure you are buying the real case.

A snippet from the blog post:

We managed to get our hands on a sample through a proxy pretending to be a Pi shop, and we have some pictures so you can see what the differences are and ensure that you have the genuine article. The fake cases are not as well made as the real thing, and they also deprive us of some much-needed charitable income. As you probably know, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity. All the money we make from selling computers, cases, cameras, and other products goes straight into our charitable fund to train teachers, provide free learning resources, teach kids, help build the foundations of digital making in schools, and much more.

Just make sure you don’t get your hands on a fake!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

 

How to update Raspbian to it’s latest version

sudorpi-update

There are a few ways to upgrade Raspbian to the latest version.

1. If using NOOBS then press SHIFT on your RPi’s keyboard when your RPi boots up and the screen saying Press SHIFT for recovery mode and reinstall Raspbian. However, this wipes all files off your Raspberry Pi’s SD Card.

2. If not using NOOBS then use a normal PC to write a new Raspbian image to the SD Card. Then plug the SD Card into the RPi and then boot the RPi up. This wipes all files off your Raspberry Pi’s SD Card as well.

3. However, there is another way to update Raspbian to the latest version. Also this one does not wipe your Raspberry Pi’s SD Card’s files.

To update Raspbian using this way, open up the Terminal and type the following:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get -y upgrade

sudo rpi-update

Sometimes you may need to install other software as well. For example, Raspbian Kernel Version 4.4 required the following extra commands to be typed into the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install piclone geany usb-modeswitch pi-bluetooth

sudo apt-get install python-pigpio python3-pigpio

Even better, this method to upgrade Raspbian to the latest version doesn’t wipe any data off of the Pi’s SD Card.

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 😎


 

How to download Raspbian ‘wheezy’ in 2016!

With a 4GB SD Card and a RasPi Model B, I wanted to install Raspbian. I tried to use my Pi3 and an SD Reader and dd to write the image of Raspbian over to my 4GB SD Card. Then I plugged the 4GB SD Card into my Pi Model B and booted it up and it booted but never got further than the ‘nonblocking pool is initialised’ message at my Pi’s bootup. So I booted up my Raspberry Pi 3 and plugged in my 4GB SD Card through an SD Reader. I went to https://downloads.raspberrypi.org and downloaded Raspbian ‘wheezy’ and soon I will use dd to write the image to the SD Card.

Epic Chas Gamer 😎

Firefox on the Raspberry Pi!

I now know how to install Firefox on the Raspberry Pi. I’ve got it on my Pi 3 but it should work with any Raspberry Pi.

Steps:

  1. Open up the terminal and type sudo apt-get install iceweasel and press enter.

downloadiceweasel

2.  Once installed, go to the ‘Internet’ category and click Firefox ESR.

3. Happy browsing!

firefoxonaraspi

Epic Chas Gamer 🙂

 

Programming on the Raspberry Pi – Program in python

How to create a window in Python 2.7:

  1. Open Python 2.7 (Idle) from the programming menu and type in the following:

import pygame

pygame.init()

screen = pygame.display.set_mode([640, 480])

pygame.display.set_caption(“Hello Python World!”)

NOTE: You can change the title to whatever you want the window to be called.

Save and press F5 on the keyboard.

Our Window:

hellopythonworld!

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 🙂

 

PS: SMASH THAT LIKE BUTTON!

PS: for a full screen windows then do the line pygame.display.set_mode([640, 480], a comma and then enter, then pygame.FULLSCREEN).

 

 

Setting up your Raspberry Pi

Get your Pi set up in eight easy steps:

  1. Purchase a Pi by searching up ‘Buy a Raspberry Pi’ and buying one from a website.
  2. You could choose to buy a Pi 2, or 3 or B+ if you want a head start. Be more advanced by getting a Pi A+, A or Zero. Or you could just buy a normal Pi Model B.
  3. Get a keyboard, mouse and Wi-fi dongle. (Pi 3 has built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, so you won’t need a dongle if using a Pi 3.) Pi 2 and B+ have 4 USB ports so you can plug in a dongle without a USB hub. Pi A+, A and B users must use a powered USB hub (unless Model B users use an ethernet cable to connect.) Pi Zero Users will need a Micro USB to USB adapter and then plug the hub in.
  4. Get a HDMI cable and hook the Pi up to the TV using it. You will need a TV as well. (Tip: Pi Zero Users need a Micro HDMI to HDMI cable to connect their Pi to the TV.
  5. Get a power supply (a mobile phone charger will do) to power the Pi. Please note the Pi needs a certain amount of power.
  6. An SDcard. Pi A+, B+, 2, 3 and Zero require MicroSD cards. Otherwise, you will need a full size. I recommend an 8GB at the very least.
  7. Plug the SD/microSD card into the PC (via an SD adapter if needed) and go to raspberrypi.org/downloads and download the NOOBS zip file and unzip it onto the SD/microSD card. Then eject the SD/microSD card and slot it into the Pi. Then plug in the TV power supply and the power supply, switch the TV on and then switch the power supply on.
  8. Then when NOOBS loads, choose Raspbian Jessie and Data Partion. Then click install.

Raspbian Jessie, NOOBS and Raspberry Pi 3!

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Today I got my RPi 3 and was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to see what was new. I inserted a microSD card with NOOBS on it. Then Raspbian Jessie acually worked and booted. It was slow at first but booted. I was logged in automaticly as pi and when Jessie’s interface loaded I was sooooo excited! LibreOffice! Minecraft! Internet! Sonic Pi! Much More!

To set up Raspbian Jessie in the cool way, open up the Terminal and type

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install synaptic

sudo apt-get install geany

sudo apt-get install libvte9

Voila! You just installed some software. Synaptic is in the preferences menu, Geany in the Programming and libvte9 is a good package for the geany terminal tab if it isn’t in geany’s message window. It doesn’t always appear, but keep the package.

Go to programming, click Sonic Pi and type ‘mc_message”Hello World of Minecraft Pi Edition”‘. Then launch up Minecraft Pi, in the Games section and create a new world. Then click TAB on the keyboard.  Then on Sonic Pi, press Run. Click on the open tab Minecraft and you will see your message.

 

UPDATED:

Raspbian Jessie’s latest version has geany pre-installed