Rasberry Pi 3
So wanna get a Raspberry Pi? Let us look at a quick review of the kind of stuff to expect.
As I said, if you don’t want the hassle, you can get your Pi with a pre-loaded memory card with a little more to pay that will let you get up and running out of the box.
Raspbian is the official supported Operating System for the Raspberry Pi. You can download it from here. You may also download NOOBS, which is one-download installer which allows you to choose amongst all the available operating systems for download and install. Talking of operating systems, there is currently 8 other third-party operating system images available for download on the Raspberry Pi website albeit there are many others in the wild.
Raspbian aside, you can also install Snappy Ubuntu Core, Windows 10 IOT core, OSMC, LIBREELEC, PINET, RISC OS, Weather Station, and Ubuntu MATE. I recommend going with the official Raspbian since it has been optimized for the system. If you install Raspbian, you’re gonna be provided with some handy applications such as LibreOffice suite, Minecraft, Epiphany Web browser and some handy tools to get you started with coding. Scratch, for example, is a very useful coding tool. It is a visual programming language that can get you building programs and games within a short time even for the beginner with little or no coding experience.
The Raspberry Pi is there for all of your tinkerings. You can set it up as a computer, a super-easy email and Web-browsing machine, the core of a weather station or as the instrument of teaching in the classroom in the teaching and learning of computer science and programming. There are a lot of ideas, inspirations, and projects that can be found from the Raspberry Pi website.