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Pi -Introduction

Raspberry pi is a mini-computer that can do a lot of things. Raspberry pi can pluginto a computer monitor or TV with a standard keyboard and mouse. Raspberry pi comes with different models based on features.

  • Model A & A+ has a single USB port, no ethernet, and 256MB of SDRAM.
  • Model B & B+ has four USB port, ethernet, and 512MB of SDRAM.

Features

  • Four USB ports.
  • HDMI
  • Inbuilt Bluetooth & WiFi support
  • 40-GPIO
  • Audio Jack
  • Micro USB to power up the board.
  • Camera Module Port
  • SD Card Slot.
  • Ethernet Port.
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1.2GHz quad-core ARM CPU.

Installation and Initial Setup of Raspberry pi

  • Prepare SD card
  • Download the SD Card Formatter from the below link.          https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/eula_windows
  • Download the NOOBS or Rasbian operating system for Raspberry pi since it’s a mini-computer, it requires OS to do things.     https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ 
  • Mount the SD card in the card reader and connect it with PC. Open the SD card formatter, choose the location of the SD card and format it.
  • Copy the Rasbian or NOOBS OS in a formatted SD card. Next, insert that SD card in beneath of Raspberry pi.
  • Connect the keyboard, mouse, HDMI to raspberry pi and power up the pi board.
  • Now the screen will be displayed with raspbian software and double click to install it.
  • Once installed, set the country,timezone ,language & click next to set raspberry pi password.
  • Connect to the available network either through Wifi or ethernet cable and check for updates & click ok.
  • Go to menu->preferences->Raspberry pi configuration->localisation->set timezone & click yes to reboot the setup.
  • In raspberry pi configuration enable the interfaces which you want & click ok.
  • To update the Raspberry pi, open the terminal by right-clicking on the desktop or doing control+alt+t.
  • In termnial first type sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get upgrade.

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