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Raspberry Pi getting started

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Raspberry Pi getting started
Raspberry Pi getting started

This tutorial explains you with step by step process on getting started with Raspberry Pi Model B+ V1.2. It is the final revision of the Raspberry Pi. It replaces the Model B.
The Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer that was specially created to make tech learning easier. It has a lot of components for computer-based projects, like USB ports, an ethernet port, an SD card slot, WI-FI antenna ports and It is great for learning pre-installed programming and general use. It has Python, Scratch, Sonic Pi, Java, Mathematica and more.

 

what will you need?

 Raspberry Pi does not come with peripherals, there are a few additional components you will need before you can be getting started.

  • 1 Raspberry Pi

  • 1 USB Mouse

  • 1 USB Keyboard

  • 1 Wi-Fi USB dongle

  • 1 Monitor with HDMI support

  • 1 HDMIcard reader

  • 1 5V USB power supply

  • 1 USB cable with micro-USB connector

  • 1 8GB micro SD card

  • 1 microSD USB

Step1: Download Raspbian


Download the Raspbian OS from the Raspberry Pi website download. Raspbian is a Debian based operating system highly customised for Raspberry Pi. Raspbian uses PIXEL as its main desktop environment.

Before upload Raspbian to MicroSD card, you need to format the microSD card that you will use for Raspberry Pi. Even brand new microSD cards will have some extraneous files on them. Re-formatting it will remove all files and completely clear the card.

After downloaded the .zip file, unzip it to get the image file .img for writing to your microSD card. With the image file you need to use an image writing tool to install it on your microSD card.
Download “win32 disk imager”. Once it's finished downloading, install the software. Insert the MicroSD with SD card reader into the PC’s SD card slot and start win32 disk imager as administrator.

  • Click the folder icon to locate the downloaded raspbian.img file.

  • Click drop down menu to select the microSD card drive.

  • Click write and wait for few minutes to complete.

 

Step2: Installing Raspbian

Insert the MicroSD card into the Raspberry Pi until it clicks securely.

Plug USB power cable into the Raspberry Pi to boot the computer. When the Raspberry Pi boots, select the first option to format the remaining memory of the MicroSD card for use as storage.

If you have missed the "Setup Options" screen, you can get it by typing the below command in the terminal.

Sudo raspi-config

Remember that after booting the Raspberry Pi, there might be situations when the user credentials like the username and password will be asked.

Username: pi
Password: raspberry

Raspberry Pi comes with a default username and password, so always use it whenever it is being asked.

Once finished, it will run some code for a few minutes then it will go to a blue setup page you can change time and country, once you're done it will ask you if you want it to reboot press yes.

You are set up and ready to start using Raspberry Pi. The only question now is, what problem are you going to solve with this?

Resources Required

Hardware Required: Raspberry Pi, Power supply

Software Required: Python programming, Raspbian

 

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