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Introduction

This page contains a set of guides to show readers how to do useful tasks. These guides focus on achieving a goal as simply as possible, with the aim to build the confidence of the reader. Hopefully, the reader will also be inspired to learn at the same time.

The Raspberry Pi Forum has a list of Project Ideas & Links, to help people get started.

Please add links to your guides (and ones you find interesting).

Fill in each section:

  • Guide Title (as a link to the project webpage or connected wiki page)
  • Guide Description (including any additional links or information
  • Skill level/Ages it is aimed at (Any/Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Tags (key words related to the project, i.e. LCD Screen, Teaching, Python)
  • Author(s) or group who have produced it (also if it is an Open/Community Project for anyone to contribute)
  • Guide Status (Not Started/In-Progress/Available).

Absolute beginners

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Tags

Author

Status

Installing Chromium web browser

Installing the Chromium web browser on Debian.

Chromium

bredman

Ready for testing

Easy

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Tags

Author

Status

Network Attached Storage

Network Attached Storage - Basic concept: A place to save copies of all your important files

Samba

bredman - Open Project

Tested on Debian, some help needed with Fedora chapter

Python 3 on Debian

Installing the latest Python 3 and common modules on Debian.

Python

croston

Tested. Needs more modules adding

Debian Auto Login/Startx

How to launch LXDE without the need of a username/Password in Debian.

LXDE, Boot, Login, Auto

Ian Hartwell (helpme1986)

Early draft.

RPiForked-Daapd

How to install Forked-Daapd, an itunes media server

Debian, streaming,

Greg (pr1sm)

Early draft.

Setting up a static IP in Debian

How to set-up a static IP in Debian

Debian, Static IP

sleepy

Available

Medium

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Tags

Author

Status

Classroom Boot Server

Classroom boot server - Basic concept: A PXE server to allow cheap computers without hard disks to boot into Windows or Linux.

PXE, netboot

bredman - Open Project

Lots of random text, needs organisation and testing

Installing Ruby on Rails

Installing Ruby on Rails and common modules on Debian.

Ruby, Rails

Erik

Partially tested. Still early draft.

Share your screen with VNC

Installing VNC to allow remote control of the screen from another computer.

VNC

Simon H

Early draft.

Advanced

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Level

Tags

Author

Status

building and installing OpenELEC

How to build and install OpenELEC,a embedded Multimedia Distro. You can learn (cross)compiling, building packages from source, how buildsystems are working and what is needed to install a OS on a SD-card for Raspberry Pi.

Intermediate/Advanced

XBMC, HTPC, Multimedia, Distro, compiling

Stephan Raue

Available