GabrielT
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How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:00 pm

I am 11 and I have a little knowledge of python. I got my new Raspberry Pi A+ and I wanted to connect it to my mac but I don't know how, I have already installed the operating system using but I cannot use it for much longer because the monitor has to go back to my dads work. How am I meant to connect it to a macbook pro?

I would really appreciate your help!

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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:22 pm

GabrielT wrote:I am 11 and I have a little knowledge of python. I got my new Raspberry Pi A+ and I wanted to connect it to my mac but I don't know how, I have already installed the operating system using but I cannot use it for much longer because the monitor has to go back to my dads work. How am I meant to connect it to a macbook pro?

I would really appreciate your help!
They need to be networked together, SSH/VNC

http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentatio ... /README.md
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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:27 am

Thanks, but the pi does not have ethernet connection, how do I network it?

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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:52 am

GabrielT wrote:Thanks, but the pi does not have ethernet connection, how do I network it?
USB to Ethernet Adaptor
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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:11 am

thank you very much for your help!!

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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:17 am

I bought an RPi kit that included a wifi dongle, and that's what I use to connect it to the network. I have no monitor, mouse, or keyboard on the RPi, so I access it from my desktop computer via ssh and VNC. The RPi has ssh enabled by default, and you can connect to it via another computer on the network, like this:

ssh pi@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the network address of your RPi. (It will probably be something like 192.168.1.101. Check your router setup to be sure.) Once you have connected to the RPi by ssh, if you don't already have the xserver (graphic mode) running, execute 'startx' (without the quotes). Then execute 'sudo apt-get install tightvncserver' (without the quotes) to install the VNC server, which I think is not enabled by default. I think I had to manually start tightvncserver but I don't remember for sure. Then connect to the RPi over the network from another computer on which you have installed a VNC viewer application. The viewer I use (in Linux Mint) is just called vncviewer, and I connect to the RPi by executing 'vncviewer xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1' (again, without the quotes). You now have terminal mode and graphic mode access to your RPi. (I may have left something out, but this is most of what you need to know, anyway.)
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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:45 am

Use a ftdi USB to 3V3 serial cable on your PC and the Raspberry serial console on the UART.

http://pi.gadgetoid.com/pinout/uart
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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:49 am

DougieLawson wrote:Use a ftdi USB to 3V3 serial cable on your PC and the Raspberry serial console on the UART.

http://pi.gadgetoid.com/pinout/uart
He is using a MacBook Pro not a PC !
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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:50 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:Use a ftdi USB to 3V3 serial cable on your PC and the Raspberry serial console on the UART.

http://pi.gadgetoid.com/pinout/uart
He is using a MacBook Pro not a PC !
Some strange Apple devices still have USB.
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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:53 am

DougieLawson wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:Use a ftdi USB to 3V3 serial cable on your PC and the Raspberry serial console on the UART.

http://pi.gadgetoid.com/pinout/uart
He is using a MacBook Pro not a PC !
Some strange Apple devices still have USB.
That was not what you stated, it was PC, so corrected for completeness, of course Apple Computers have USB
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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:11 am

PC stands for Personal Computer. A Mac isn't a Personal Computer?
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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:02 pm

YES, a mac IS a personal computer, though people often ignore that and use the two letter dominator "PC" to mean windows personal computers exclusively, ignoring any other types of personal computers out there, like Linux based systems. When the say "PC" they actually mean a "WINTEL" system.

(saying this is to kick in an open door, obviously)... :mrgreen:

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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:24 pm

mahjongg wrote:YES, a mac IS a personal computer, though people often ignore that and use the two letter dominator "PC" to mean windows personal computers exclusively, ignoring any other types of personal computers out there, like Linux based systems. When the say "PC" they actually mean a "WINTEL" system.

(saying this is to kick in an open door, obviously)... :mrgreen:
I originally posted to wind up DL as he often winds up other posters and felt he deserved his own medicine :D

...but jimma was not aware of this obviously ;)

All computers you own are personally yours :!:
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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:14 pm

The Pi A+ is a fabulous device, but its a lot easier to configure it on a B+ / Pi2 and then swap the SD card over....

Connecting it up 'cold' doesn't appeal. It can be done but its far from noob territory IMO.

Always buy the A+ as a second Pi.

'PC' has widely although incorrectly IMO come to mean a Wintel machine.

I use some kind of crazy hybrid - a Wintel without the Win
Don't judge Linux by the Pi.......
I must not tread on too many sacred cows......

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Re: How to connect RPi A+ to MacBook Pro?

Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:19 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote: I originally posted to wind up DL as he often winds up other posters and felt he deserved his own medicine :D
You're going to struggle in that quest, this is only an internet forum.
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