Raspberry Pi Series Part 3: From Purchase To Assembly
In this article, we will inform you where to purchase a Raspberry Pi, what you need to set it up and how to get it running.
What You Need To Get Started With Raspberry Pi
- Raspberry PI $40
- Display $85
- keyboard $25
- power $5
- SD card $10
(ii) – AmazonYou can also find it at Adafruit, the main distributors of the Rasp.While you purchase the kit –
- Ensure it comprises an appropriate working micro-SD with an adapter.
- Choose an HDMI display that will support both video and audio output.
The following will work smart for a beginner –
- Ubuntu snappy
Installing Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi
There are two methods you can do this. Method 1
Etcher is the tool that will help you write into your SD card easily. It is easy because it does not require you to unzip your files which most beginners are likely to find difficult.
- We need Etcher here because it will allow us to write system images onto the card, without the need to unzip.
- Insert your SD card into the computer using a card reader.
- Open Etcher and select the Raspbian system image you downloaded.
- Finally, select the card you wish to install your system image.
- You can now plug in the sd card to your raspberry.
This is how a fully set Raspberry Pi would look like –
At this point, you can now plug in your SD card to install the system images. Method 2
- Download NOOBS from Downloads
- Download from the zip archives of the NOOBS file.
- Format the Raspberry SD card.
- Extract NOOBS from the file archives you downloaded.
- Select all extracted files from NOOBS and copy them to the SD card.
- Once done, get the PI running and plug in the SD card into it.
- check the box for Raspbian when the installer window pops up.
You can now run your PI, play with python, surf the internet: anything.