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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

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