Welcome to my Raspberry Pi page. Have a slice.

Pi Filler

If you just downloaded your operating system for your Raspberry Pi, you need to copy it to an SD card. Pi Filler makes this super easy. (You can also use it to restore a backup snapshot you made with Pi Copier.)

Note: Pi Filler has a bug where sometimes, when it's done writing your card, it will say the card wasn't written successfully. If it pops up when there's no more time remaining, ignore this message; but if it pops up before completion, there might really be a problem.

download Pi Filler 1.1.1 [for Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.8]
(source is available by dragging the application into AppleScript Editor)


Pi Copier

Save a snapshot of your Raspberry Pi SD card to a file on your Mac. It's basically Pi Filler in reverse.

download Pi Copier beta 3 [tested on Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8, but should work on earlier versions]
(source is available by dragging the application into AppleScript Editor)


Pi Finder

If you just booted up your Raspberry Pi, but don't have it connected to a screen and keyboard, you probably want to log in from a Terminal window, but don't know its IP address. Pi Finder figures it out for you, and makes it easy to connect.

Pi Finder also shows you the MAC (Ethernet) address of your Raspberry Pi, so you can add it to your router as a DHCP reservation, meaning your Raspberry Pi will get the same IP address every time and you won't need to run Pi Finder again.

download Pi Finder 1.1 [for Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.8]
(source is available by dragging the application into AppleScript Editor)


Raspberry Pi Wi-Fi (Pi-Fi?)

Here's some info on how to choose and use a USB Wi-Fi adapter.


Compiling the Raspbian kernel and modules

Learn how to compile the Raspbian kernel and modules to get Linux components that aren't included by default.


Apple II emulators

I've compiled a couple of Apple IIe and IIgs emulators for easy installation on a Raspberry Pi.


A2SERVER

A2SERVER helps you easily turn your Raspberry Pi into a file server and network boot host for Apple II computers.


A2CLOUD

A2CLOUD lets an Apple IIc (or almost any other Apple II) access the internet, and use ProDOS disk images stored on a Raspberry Pi as though they were ordinary disks.


Please let me know if you find any bugs, have any comments, or wish to request any features, at ivan@ivanx.com.




last updated Jan 20, 2014