Use your notebook as monitor/keyboard for your Raspberry Pi

pinoteThe Raspberry Pi has taken the world by storm over the last 12 months.

The tiny ARM-powered computer selling for between $35 and $50 around the world is making it possible for anyone to afford a computer and learn how to program.

However, until now, you’ve always had to bring your own keyboard, monitor and network connection.

Meltwater has come up with a simple method for using any notebook or computer to act as a remote terminal for the Pi – all you need is a network cable between the two, that plus the Raspberry Pi operating system on an SD card plus a 5VDC/700mA power supply running the Pi.

The quick version of how to do it (basically, just recognising the IP address) assumes some prior knowledge, but for those will little experience, there’s a simpler guide as well.

And no, you don’t need a special ‘crossover’ cable – a standard Ethernet patch cable works just fine, according to Meltwater.

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