a second raspberry pi 3 arrives

May 24, 2016

You’re looking at my second Raspberry Pi 3. It arrived in the mail yesterday along with a case and a version 2 camera module. The new RPi 3 replaces the older RPi 2 I photographed just a few days before. Turning on the RPi 3 was as easy as pulling the micro SD card with Arch Linux out of the RPi 2, plugging it into the new RPI 3, powering it up, and sshing into the new machine. I was very impressed with how the WiFi configuration for the RPi 2 worked for the RPi 3. The Linux kernel detected and used the proper driver for the WiFi hardware built into the RPi 3. It was so simple.

It’s late and I’m tired, and another long day awaits tomorrow.