Hi. We have just got the game but I’m struggling with the download. I’ve got the address but only get an Error 404. What am I doing wrong?
Is this the URL you’re trying to reach? http://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/babbage-lights-n-sounds/
Ah, do you mean this one “http://goo.gl/4Bf0MJ” which downloads all the Babbage Lights and Sounds code? As mentioned in the tutorial:
wget http://goo.gl/4Bf0MJ -O babbage.zip?
I have it sorted now, cut and pasted. Thank you.
My next daft question is where is the wire marked GND go?
As you can tell, I’m new to all this and learning along with my son. Nit everything makes sense first time around.
Scratch that, I’ve found it.
We have lights but no sound so I’ve done something wrong.
That’s a good start, the sound should be the easier thing to do. Have you got an HDMI monitor plugged in? It could be that the sound is trying to play through your monitor, which might not have any speakers, instead of your headphones, or the sound could be muted/turned down.
Try typing these in LXTerminal ( found here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/audio-config.md ):
For headphone jack:
amixer cset numid=3 1
amixer cset numid=3 2
You can also run
alsamixer and use the arrow keys to turn the volume up/down, or the m key to mute/unmute.
Feel free to ask as many questions as you need! We were all new once.
Also, my interactive pinout guide might be useful in your adventures: http://pi.gadgetoid.com/pinout
I shall have a play later.
I have found so many helpful people since we started to learn coding/electronics and finding that in companies really makes it easy to learn.
Emma (& Christopher who asks weekly when we get to play with Flotilla)