Welcome to my Raspberry Pi page. Have a slice. (Also check out my Apple II Extravaganza, if you're so inclined.)

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, and dramatically faster than other tools out there, including the NOOBS installer. (You can also use Pi Filler 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 1.3 [for OS X 10.5 Leopard through 10.10 Yosemite]
(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 and later 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 1.1.1 [for OS X 10.5 Leopard through 10.10 Yosemite]
(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.


Raspple II

Raspple II is a ready-to-use distribution of the Raspbian operating system which preinstalls A2CLOUD, A2SERVER, and Apple II Pi, so your Apple II can access the internet, use virtual disks, transfer floppies to images, access files shared on your LAN, boot over the network, control your Raspberry Pi, emulate a souped-up Apple IIgs or IIe, and tons more stuff.


Apple II emulators

If you don't want the whole Raspple II suite, I've compiled a couple of Apple IIe and IIgs emulators for easy installation on a Raspberry Pi.



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




last updated Feb 7, 2015