How to set up your Raspberry Pi pt1 – Raspbian(Wheezy) Img on a SD Card

Flatiron School / 27 June 2013

The following is a guest post by Joe Giralt and originally appeared on his blog. Joe is currently a student at The Flatiron School. You can follow him on Twitter here.

I’ve done more yak shaving this past week than I’ve probably done in my entire life trying to set up the Flowmeter+Arduino+RaspberryPi+Debian(wheezy) project @flatironschool. success came after much trial and error. 

So if you are following along and want to catch up, you’ll need the following:

  1. Raspberry Pi
  2. Arduino Uno
  3. 4 or 8 Gb Sd card
  4. HDMI cable
  5. Breadboard
  6.  Male-to-Male USB 2.0 A/B Cable 
  7. Connecting wires
  8.  Swissflow SF800 – Low Pressure Flow Meter
  9. The ability to SSH into your little Pi or a HDMI enabled monitor with keyboard and mouse
  10. wireless card
  11. USB hub
  12. Patience

You can find the wiring schematic here.

Setting up your SD card with Raspbian(Wheezy) for Mac

click Download (roughly 500MB in size) 

SHA-1131f2810b1871a032dd6d1482dfba10964b43bd2Default login

Username: pi Password: raspberry

(remember this stuff^)

It’s a good idea to take note of the locally mounted disks before inserting your sd card. 

Go to your terminal 

type: df -h

Now insert your card into your reader.

type: df -h

now you should be able to compare and see that you have an additional drive. Double check the attribute of the drive and make sure it coincides with what you know about your SD card.

pay attention to the /dev/disk and the numbers that follow. Mine is “disk1” Yours could be “disk2” or even “disk3”.

Once your file is done downloading, unzip it. the Unzipped Files will be in your Downloads folder. For a file called, “2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.img” in the Downloads folder, I would type:

type: sudo dd bs=1m if=~/Downloads/2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/rdisk1

Input your password if you are asked to do so.

This could take awhile depending on the size and quality of your SD card. when the DD is complete, type:

type: diskutil eject /dev/disk1

You are now ready to plug in your Raspberry Pi! 

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