I just bought my Raspberry PI model B type at Plaza Lowyat, Kuala Lumpur yesterday. I don’t know either is it quite cheap or expensive because the price around RM199 together with SD card 8gb and casing compare to my friend, he buy the gadget around RM111 but without SD card and casing. Just add more RM30 for 3 heat-sink for chipset. My friend buy it through online on this website, RS Malaysia.
SD card 8gb
phone charger for android phone
This tutorial is about how to install Wheezy Raspberry OS into Raspberry PI using Mac OS. For this first tutorial, I show you installing OS using terminal on Mac. First you need to download these two tools to setup your raspberry PI OS.
Raspberry PI: http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/NOOBS_lite_latest
Don’t forget, you need a Raspberry PI board, SD card (minimum 8gb to store Wheezy Raspbian OS), HDMI cabel (if you using VGA cable, you can use HDMI converter for VGA) and phone charger for android phone.
After you download all these files, you need to insert your SD card into your mac. Do you know how to insert SD card? You can see on picture below. I’m using Macbook pro for this experiment.
how to insert
Open your terminal and run this command:
Identify the disk (not partition) of your SD card. Mine is disk3. Run command below to unmount your storage. Make sure you enter correct storage name because it will wipe out all your data. But don’t worry if you entered wrong active storage such as disk0 because it contain OS information of your machine.
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk3
Determine your Raspbian OS image path and disk name. My Raspbian OS path is /Users/mohammadnurdin/Downloads/2014-01-07-wheezy-raspbian.img.
sudo dd bs=1m if=/Users/mohammadnurdin/Downloads/2014-01-07-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/disk3
This will take a few minutes. And voilla !!! Your Raspberry PI is ready!! Insert your SD card into your Raspberry PI and turn on. You will get loading page like this:
After finish loading, config screen will appear. You can setup your Raspberry PI base on your needs. Then restart your gadget. After your machine boot again, you will get this dekstop page.
If you really want to buy this thing, you can find it here
Don’t hesitate to ask me about this Raspberry PI. Enjoy!!