April 10, 2015

Browse the web using the Raspberry Pi terminal

In an interesting throwback to computing daya gone by, the HowToGeek website explains how you can browse various websites with a Raspberry Pi using the terminal as the browser. This is accomplished by using the W3M browser which is available with most Pi Linux distrubutions. What took me by surpise is that you can also view images in limited detail, making this method of web browsing slightly more usable.

We also though that this was a good demonstration of "what things were like" in the last century. For these reasons and more, you can find instructions on how to do this with your own Pi from the tutorial page. And for more, we're on facebook, twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're really trying to keep things small with your Raspberry Pi display, consider our 128x128 pixel OLED Module. With a diagonal size of 1.5" and 16,384 colours to select from, so almost anything is possible. Furthermore there's a microSD card socket, and removable tabs on each side which can hold LEDs and buttons:

And using the module is made simple - we have tutorials and drivers for both the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms - great for experimenters or those who use both systems. Furthermore, check out the forum where members are already creating modified drivers to rapidly increase the display speed. For more information including our Quickstart guides - and of course to order - visit the OLED Module product page.

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