Category: Raspberry Pi

Sd card size for Raspberry Pi 3
January 11th, 2018 by ronny

Sd card size for raspberry pi 3 capacity wise is for normal cards 32GB. To use any SD card larger than 32GB you will need to format your SD card to FAT32. Raspberry Pi 3 is not able to boot from exFAT. The bootloader built into the Raspberry 3 cannot be updated to fix this either. It is built into the GPU.

Sd card size for Raspberry Pi 3

Can I use SDXC cards for my Raspberry 3?

No. Per definition SDXC is an SD card larger than 32GB and formatted with exFAT. You can use FAT32 filesystem for such large SD cards. If you got one of those cards you will need to reformat it.

Sd card size for raspberry pi 3 physical size

Only the Raspberry Pi A and B use full-size SD cards. The rest uses Micro SD Cards. Raspberry Pi A+, Raspberry Pi B+, Raspberry Pi 2 B, Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi 3 B all uses Micro SD.

Sd card size for raspberry pi 3 larger than 32GB.

As mentioned above you need to format the card for FAT32. If you are running Linux or MacOS you are good to go. They got the tools you need built-in. Windows require you to download some extra tools to reformat your SDXC to FAT32.

How to format my SD Card with Linux or MacOS?

MacOS users can use the default MacOS Disk Utility. This tool is able to format the entire SD Card and select MS-DOS as a file format. While some places it is called MS-DOS and other places it is called FAT32. It should be the same thing.

Linux users can use gparted or mkfs.fat to format SDCX to FAT32

How to format my SD Card with Windows?

Download the SD Memory Card formatter from You will also find instruction on their website on how to use it. It is available to all windows version from version 7 and newer. SD Memory Card formatter tool is also available for MacOS. But not really needed.

What now?

Is there an easy way to install the OS?

Yes. There is a tool called NOOB available on for Windows and MacOS. NOOB is easy to use OS installer for Raspberry. You can use it to install Raspbian. If you for some weird reason, just joking, would like Windows 10 IOT Core instead. IOT stands for Internet of Things. Noob will fix that too for you. Even Ubuntu Mate. Download it and give it a try. Will save you a ton of time.

Maybe you are into hardware emulating or retro computer, check out Raspberry Pi 3 UAE, emulating Amiga.

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raspberry pi 3 uae
January 5th, 2018 by ronny

Raspberry Pi 3 is a great tool for development, engineering, and games. Yes, games. You can run UAE on it to make your Raspberry pi 3 UAE into an Amiga. What every Amiga you like. Even the Raspberry is kind of weak compared to modern desktop computers, it is a lot faster than any Amiga was.

Raspberry Pi 3 UAE, what is it?

There are several different Amiga emulators out there. UAE is the more popular one. UAE comes in lots of different flavors. WinUAE is a great Windows version. FS-UAE is another great version of UAE, especially if you use a Mac. FS-UAE is available for most modern operating systems. I can recommend both of them.

Amiga emulator for Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry pi 3 UAE flavor to use is Uae4Arm. For those who are technically interested, UAE4ARM is on Github. Instead of compiling and install it your self, you should download Amibian. Amibian is a Debian based Raspberry distro made for using your Raspberry as an Amiga.

Where do I get the software I need?

You will, of course, need the Amibian distro for a start. You download that from their Amibian website. The Amiga emulator included, UAE4ARM, will need a few files to be able to emulate an Amiga. Rom files and Kickstarter is needed, and not included with Amibian. The reason is that they are still copyrighted even Commodore imploded in the mid-90s. If you want to buy them you can do so at Amiga Forever website. By using google your should also be able to find them elsewhere. I can’t recommend that since it is illegal.

I have a Raspberry Pi 3, what do I do then?

Download the Amibian operating system first. After that is done you need to make sure you have a Rom file for the Amiga version you want to emulate. In the Commodore days that is from version 1.2 to 3.1. There is another cheaper and legal way to get the Rom and Kickstart files. That is to buy the Android version of Google Play. It cost something like $2. Then you start the video below. That id Dan Wood who is a very dedicated retro and Amiga computer fan. He has a lot of good Amiga related videos on his YouTube channel. Have a look it is worth it.

You can now convert your hardware into a Raspberry Pi 3 UAE, Amiga emulator. If you want your Raspberry Pi 3 UAE to look like an Amiga, check out these 3d printed cases. They are different retro computers that will fit your Raspberry Pi.

Check out my resource page for more emulators and other resources. Or more about how to get your Raspberry connected to wifi. You don’t need to worry about that if using Amibian.

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October 24th, 2013 by ronny


Raspberry Wifi

Getting the Raspberry pi up and running on your wifi router has a lot of practical uses. One of the ups, is that there is no need for the network cable and you can hide your pi anywhere as long as you got power. I used an Alfa Network Awus036H. This should work the same way with any RTL8187 chipset wifi card, and probably a lot of other cards.

It’s most interesting to get working at bootup. And here is the changes you need to do. I prefer vim as text editor, and can get it with apt-get install vim

We need to do some changes to the network interface: vim /etc/network/interfaces

Comment out all info about wlan0 (the Awus036H will be added as wlan0 unless you have other wifi’s connected to your pi)

Insert this:

auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid “Your access point name/ssid”
wpa-psk “Your wifi password”

Save your file, and restart the networking by: /etc/init.d/networking restart
Restarting the network will apply your new setting.

Next time you reboot your pi, it will connect to your access point and request an IP.

Happy networking!

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