The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The measures are 85.60mm x 56mm x 21mm and weights 45g.
You can find two different models, Raspberry Pi A or Raspberry Pi B.
What’s the difference between A and B?
Model A has 256MB RAM, one USB port and no Ethernet (network connection). Model B has 512MB RAM, 2 USB ports and an Ethernet port.
This mini computer was created intentionally to teach basic computing science in schools. The operating system is Linux, using Linux you can do lots of things.
What can I do with my Raspberry Pi?
Robotics, Pi Hacking, weather station, home automation, minecraft, Raspberry Pi Cluster, lego remote controlled car…. lots of things, you just need to have an any idea and play with your Raspberry.
What do you need for your Raspberry Pi?
You need a SD card as your hard drive.
Mini USB power charger.
This is the box where you can keep your Raspberry Pi.
Here is the computer board.
It contains a RCA video, audio Jack, USB 2.0, ethernet (B only), HDMI, micro USB power and SD card.
This is the box where you put the computer board. I chose this transparent one because I love to see what is inside. But you can choose different colours.
What do you need to start?
USB mouse and Keyboard. If you have a bluetooth keyboard, don’t worry I’ll explain how to install it in another article.
Flash Raspbian OS into your SD card.
Connect all your devices to your Raspberry.
And have fun!