RPi Guides

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Community Pages:

Tutorials - a list of tutorials. Learn by doing.

Guides - a list of informative guides. Make something useful.

Projects - a list of community projects. Help others out.

Tasks - for advanced users to collaborate on software tasks.

Datasheets - a frambozenier.org documentation project.

Education - a place to share your group's project and find useful learning sites.

Community - links to the community elsewhere on the web.

Games - all kinds of computer games.


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).

Guides List

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description





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

Network Attached Storage

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



bredman - Open Project

Ready to test on Debian, some help needed with Fedora chapter

Python 3 on Debian

Installing the latest Python 3 and common modules on Debian.




Tested. Needs more modules adding

Installing Ruby on Rails

Installing Ruby on Rails and common modules on Debian.


Ruby, Rails


Partially tested. Still early draft.

Share your screen with VNC

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



Simon H

Early draft.

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.


How to install Forked-Daapd, an itunes media server


Debian, streaming,

Greg (pr1sm)

Early draft.

building and installing OpenELEC

How to build from source and manually install OpenELEC a embedded Multimedia Distro.


XBMC, HTPC, Multimedia, Distro, compiling

Stephan Raue