Raspberry Pi: Information Display Blog #3

Orville and I met in the Talon Center to work on the project. We both brought all the materials we obtained. We set up everything accordingly, but came to realize the monitor we had did not have an HDMI port.

So from there we tried a laptop which I borrowed from a teammate on campus. We set up everything once again, but was unable to power on the Raspberry Pi Zero. We reached out to Dr. Hatley for help and was told that using a laptop would not be effective and to try an actual monitor in a computer lab.

Next Orville and I gathered up the materials and walked over to the library in attempt to use one of the computer monitors there only to find out neither of those had HDMI ports either.

We are both frustrated at this point and decided to try a TV. I went and got my roommate’s 40″ flatscreen from our dorm room and carried it over to the Talon Center where we set up everything again. Once again we had an issue getting the Raspberry Pi Zero to boot up.

We watched a bunch of different YouTube videos and accessed different websites to figure out what the issue may have been. We were still communicating with Dr. Hatley at this point and she mentioned an SD card being programmed and we realized I wasn’t given that time I received the other materials.

It was late in the evening so we decided to wrap up everything and wait until we were able to get the SD card from Dr. Hatley to continue working.

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