An elephant being eaten by a snake: Easter eggs on your Pi
Grab your Raspberry Pi, everyone — we’re going on an Easter egg hunt, and all of you are invited!
When they’re not chocolate, Easter eggs are hidden content in movies, games, DVD menus, and computers. So open a terminal window and try the following:
1. A little attitude
aptitude moo into the terminal window and press Enter. Now type
aptitude -v moo. Keep adding v’s, like this:
aptitude -vv moo
Addicted to memes? Type
curl parrot.live into your window!
3. In a galaxy far, far away…
You’ll need to install
telnet for this one: start by typing
sudo apt-get install telnet into the terminal. Once it’s installed, enter
pinout into the window to see a handy GPIO pinout diagram for your Pi. Ideal for physical digital making projects!
5. Demo programs
Easter egg-ish: you can try out various demo programs on your Raspberry Pi, such as 1080p video playback and spinning teapots.
There’s lots of fun to be had in the terminal of a Raspberry Pi. Do you know any other fun Easter eggs? Share them in the comments!
*mumbles something about konami codes and NOOBS*
Two of my favourites are, in a Python shell, try:
>>> import antigravity
>>> import this
from __future__ import braces
Type in the terminal window:
sudo apt-get moo
Kids in our workshop love to let the Steam locomotive run. Just type “sudo apt-get install sl” and then type “sl”.
Also a great command is ‘gti’ (works analogously, only for git)
I can not figer out out how to install gti!
This one: https://www.pcorner.com/list/aos/xroach.zip/INFO was always mildly amusing
try ‘import antigravity’ in a python shell
One of my favourite is the Excel 97 Flight simulator
If you fly around enough you will see scrolling credits for the developers.
There’s also a Google doodle that’s a working PAC-MAN game!
From comments by Marcin Wichary, senior UX designer and developer:
“Google doodler Ryan Germick and I made sure to include PAC-MAN’s original game logic, graphics and sounds, bring back ghosts’ individual personalities, and even recreate original bugs from this 1980’s masterpiece. We also added a little easter egg: if you throw in another coin, Ms. PAC-MAN joins the party and you can play together with someone else (PAC-MAN is controlled with arrow keys or by clicking on the maze, Ms. PAC-MAN using the WASD keys).”
There is Minesweeper in Aptitude.
Use arrow keys to move. Use Enter to test. Use f to mark a mine. See https://aptitude.alioth.debian.org/doc/en/ch02s06.html
Pinout worked when i dragged the window onto the desktop..but the section on top of the pinout did not detect the integrated bluetooth or wifi on my pi 3b+.said false to both.
Says revision a020d3
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