Updating Your Pi

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You have had your Raspberry Pi for a little while now. Things are going pretty well. You have written some code, and now your Pi is doing something awesome. You want to add some new functionality that you just saw on the forums, or you saw a new project you wanted to try. The problem is that your Raspberry Pi is on an old distro of your current version, and you don’t want to lose all the work you have on it. Well, you could back up your work and download the latest image and redo everything; or you can just update your Pi with three simple commands. The whole process takes a few minutes and most of that is waiting on the update to finish. You can watch the process in this video:

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Ben Roloff, Associate Applications Engineer at Digi-Key Electronics, has been helping customers with all their microcontroller needs since 2016. He was born in 1991, a time when internet was unheard of in the home. Internet slowly became a thing as he went through school - so in a way, Ben grew up with the internet. It was his interest in computers that drove him to pursue an education in computer engineering and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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