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* the Raspberry Pi board
 
* the Raspberry Pi board
 
* a USB keyboard
 
* a USB keyboard
* a power source that has a MicroUSB plug
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* a power source that has a MicroUSB plug (IMPORTANT , read on )
 
* a video cable (HDMI or RCA/Cinch with yellow plugs)
 
* a video cable (HDMI or RCA/Cinch with yellow plugs)
 
* a preloaded SD card  
 
* a preloaded SD card  
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=What Power source to use=
 
=What Power source to use=
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First , the Power Source has to deliver ''5V at  300 mA or more'' from the very beginning.
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You can use  the charger of a mobile phone . Just check if it fits in the specs and its plug fits into the RaspberryPi !
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If you have USB A to MicroUSB plug cable ( shipped with many Phones and MP3 players as data cable ) you may use :
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* a laptop / PC
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* a pack of 4 AA batteries (soldering required)
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* a powered USB hub
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=Where to get the preloaded SD Card from=
 
=Where to get the preloaded SD Card from=

Revision as of 11:01, 17 January 2012


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


Setting up

What Power source to use

First , the Power Source has to deliver 5V at 300 mA or more from the very beginning. 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

Where to get the preloaded SD Card from