Hardware project is a place to learn all about the hardware that actually makes computers work. Whether you are interested in what goes into a gaming rig, interested in history hardware, interested in how security and hardware connect, or interested in learning the basics, we have a spot for you. The activities are chosen by the group. There’s a lot of “let’s open this up and see what we can learn,” so bring your curiosity!

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi logo

Cybersecurity is a vast study area, but with the right tools you can learn skills valuable to the industry. If you haven't noticed already, much of the internet's backbone — routers, firewalls, web servers, intrusion detection systems — run on some "flavor" of Unix/Linux. So understanding how this mysterious operating system works is invaluable to a cyber professional.

Why learn about the Raspberry Pi? As a device that only costs $40 to $70, it provides a small, modularized way to experiment with Linux without risk of harming your own computer. Further, you can use a separate SD card for each project and swap them out within seconds to begin a whole new project.

Download Raspbian for your Pi

The new Raspbian is out, based on Debian Jessie! Download it from the official www.RaspberryPi.org website. Then head over to our dedicated page for How to setup your Raspberry Pi.

Other Resources

Networking configuration that has changed with Debian Jessie

How to find your Raspberry Pi's IP address

tcpdump man page

Setting up SSH server

Copy files remotely using SCP

Using 'Weaved' Instead of Port Forwarding

Setting up apache web server

Setting up nginx web server

CodeCademy Course about the Command Line