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'''''NOTE : This page is meant to become a simpler introduction to the RaspberryPi than the page [[RaspberryPiBoardBeginners]]'''''
=Finding all the right hardware=
You will need
* the Raspberry Pi board
* a USB keyboard
* a power source that has a MicroUSB plug (IMPORTANT , read on )
* a video cable (HDMI or RCA/Cinch with yellow plugs)
* a preloaded SD card (we suggest Linux)
* a TV or display with either HDMI or RCA input ( RCA is very common , HDMI gives very good quality)
Highly Suggested extras are
* a USB mouse
* a powered USB Hub
* a USB A male to MicroUSB male cable ( for using different power sources )
* and for Internet , a  USB WiFi adaptor (Model A) or a LAN cable (Model B)
=What Power source to use=
First , the Power Source has to deliver '''5V at  400 mA or more from the moment it is connected to the mains socket ''' on.
You can use  the charger of a mobile phone . Just check if it fits in the specs and its plug fits into the RaspberryPi !
If you have USB A to MicroUSB plug cable ( shipped with many Phones and MP3 players as data cable ) you may use :
* a laptop / PC
* a pack of 4 AA batteries (soldering required)
* a powered USB hub
* a special wall wart with USB port(s)
=Where to get the preloaded SD Card from=
Many digital cameras use SD cards . Any SD or SDHC card between 2 and 32 GB should work.
Backup all data and photos  on them.
Now get a PC with Linux and a compatible Cardreader.
Plug the card into the connected cardreader,  and use PiCard.
=Setting  up=

Latest revision as of 11:55, 26 January 2012