I’ve been playing some more with my RaspberryPi and have since added a few more accessories: an HDMI-VGA adapter and a USB WiFi module. Both have worked flawlessly and needed no additional configuration at the OS level. Why did I add these? Basically since I have a speaking gig coming up in June during which I’ll be discussing the Pi and I figured it would be great to actually try to run my presentation (via Google Presentations) on the Pi. (Yes, I realize this is a potentially dangerous proposition and I will have a backup laptop available.) However, I’m thinking that the chances of me being able to either get an ethernet cable to connect to the hotel’s internet and/or be presented with a projector that accepts an HDMI connection were minimal at best so these accessories seemed a great idea.
Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year. View all posts by Michael Sauers