My Raspberry Pi has arrived!

Hello, again!

My Raspberry Pi arrived today, and I thought it would a good time to start blogging again. My order arrived in a bag. The board itself arrived in a little pink plastic storage case, but the other parts I ordered (HDMI cable, power source, and SD card) arrived in plain boring bits. All said, quite a boring unboxing experience. I suppose I was expecting more.

What do you do with this thing?

I ordered the Pi thinking I would do all these great things with it, like building robots, or controlling a home automation suite. But I don’t have an HDMI monitor at home, so even booting it up is fairly difficult. Even if I did, I’m not sure what I would do with it? Play around with Linux? Been there, done that: 2001. Here’s an idea for a website: a Raspberry Pi usage generator. (don’t steal it! patent pending!)

Moar accessories!

Looks like I’ll have to buy a case for this thing. And a GPIO cable. And a breadboard. And several other things to start having fun with it. Sigh.