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hpr1619 :: Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 1)

This show is about how to program a Raspberry Pi with no operating system and no libraries.

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Hosted by Gabriel Evenfire on 2014-10-16 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Duration: 01:02:14

Programming 101.

A series focusing on concepts and the basics of programming

This show is about programming on a Raspberry Pi with on operating system or libraries. In this programming environment, the only software that the CPU executes is the software that you write. This episode introduces how to configure the build environment and get a basic application up and running. From here one can leverage these techniques to build more sophisticated applications and deepen ones knowledge of systems programming.

Here is some of the source material that I used while working on this little learning experience.

dwelch67's bare metal repository


  • Homepage:
  • Git repo: git://
  • My own repository of code that I wrote during this little project.

Adafruit USB to TTL cable

Script to build the ARM toolchain



RPI Schematics

RPI Peripherals


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Comment #1 posted on 2014-10-17 07:08:23 by Mike Ray

Excellent show

Thanks for an excellent show! A complex and interesting subject covered in an interesting and pleasing way. More of the same please

Comment #2 posted on 2014-11-09 11:36:14 by Alison Chaiken

Very valuable content

I really enjoyed listening and look forward to consulting your links. I work on the ARM Linux kernel on a different processor and appreciate the opportunity to learn more about how boot-time initialization really works and how ELF varies among processors.

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