Raspberry Pi: Information Display Blog #5: Trial and Error Continues

We now have a SD Card, we decided to go on you tube to learn how to put the program on the card and how to turn on the Raspberry Pi. Everything was moving fluently but the screen on the monitor was still black.  We started comparing our steps to the video and realized there wasn’t a flickering light on the Raspberry Pi, we began to wonder is it the power source or was it the object itself. We changed power outlets and there was still no light. We came to the conclusion it was broken and planned on telling Dr. Hatley about our issues the following day.

Raspberry Pi: Information Display Blog #4: Trial and Error

So Keena and I began the physical aspects of putting everything together . First issue we came across was that the computer monitor we were using didn’t have a HDMI port so that I may connect the Raspberry Pi. So after contacting Dr. Hatley she told us that we needed an monitor that has a HDMI port or just get a TV and use that as our monitor. Luckily Keena stays on campus so we went to her dorm and utilized her TV. Next issue we had was figuring out why the was the screen still blank on the TV, called Dr. Hatley again and she told us we had to put the program on the SD card. We never had a SD card so we had to postpone the project until the following day.