How to set up Raspberry Pi

Assembling the Raspberry Pi

I am using Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ for the demo. You can use other versions also. This version comes with the wifi module. This device sold by Cana kit and comes with power adapter, pre-installed Rasbian OS on 32 GB class 10 SD card, SD card reader, HDMI cable and case.

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  1. Raspberry Pi — 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-band wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE, faster Ethernet, and Power-over-Ethernet support.
  2. Power supply — You will need a 5V micro-USB power supply. You can find them for really cheap online. You may even use an Android mobile power adapter.
  3. USB keyboard and mouse — If you prefer to use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, you could just get a Bluetooth adapter.
  4. microSD card — The microSD card must have at least 8 GB of storage. You can purchase one that comes pre-loaded with Raspberry Pi’s New Out of Box Software (NOOBS), but you can also download the software for free from the website, so there is no need to purchase a special NOOBS microSD card.
  5. microSD USB card reader — You’ll need something that you can connect the microSD card to your PC or Mac in order to download software onto it.
  6. HDMI monitor — You can use an older composite video display, but HDMI works better and supports audio transfers.

Steps to Assemble

  1. Insert the microSD card into the card slot on the backside of Raspberry Pi.TXhCOS6qjB7HZSMNFbA
  2. Plug the USB keyboard & mouse into one of the USB ports. You can even use Bluetooth.
  3. Plug to your monitor or TV using HDMI cable.
  4. Plug the HDMI into the monitor or TV.
  5. Connect an ethernet cable to your router or laptop if you want to use headless(Click here for headless installation pre-requisites).
  6. Connect the power supply to the Raspberry Pi.
  7. Plug the power supply into the power outlet. This will turn on and boot up Raspberry Pi. A power indicator light will begin to glow, letting you know that you are connected.fullsizeoutput_b

    Download the Raspbian operating system on the Raspberry Pi

    Once you have successfully followed the steps above, a start screen will appear on your monitor or TV.

    1. Select Raspbian.
    2. Click Install.Installing Raspbian
    3. When the warning window pops up. Click Yes to confirm. This is just letting you know that the microSD card will be overwritten with an uncompressed version of the Raspbian operating system.
    4. Wait for the installation process to complete.Raspberry Pi warning

    Once the installation process is finished, Raspbian will automatically begin to boot

    Configure your Raspberry Pi

    When Raspbian begins to load a bunch of lines of code will appear. This will continue until the boot process has completed. Then, the Raspbian Home screen will appear. You will need to configure your Raspberry Pi system in order to add your location, date, and time.

    1. Click Menu in the upper left corner of the screen.Selecting Menu
    2. Select Preferences in the dropdown menu.Selecting Preferences
    3. Select Raspberry Pi Configuration under Preferences.Selecting reconfig in Raspberry Pi
    4. When the configuration window appears, click on the Localisation tab.
    5. Click on Set Locale… to set your location.
    6. Click on Set time zone… to set your local time.
    7. Click on Set Keyboard… to set your keyboard language.Setting Localization for Raspberry Pi
    8. Reconfiguring your Raspberry Pi will require a reboot. When the reboot window appears, click Yes to continue.Rebooting Raspberry Pi

    You are set up and ready to start using Raspberry Pi.

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