Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer manufactured and designed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi foundation with the intention of teaching basic computer science to school students and every other person interested in computer hardware, programming and DIY-Do-it Yourself projects.
The Raspberry Pi is manufactured in three board configurations through licensed manufacturing deals with Newark element14 (Premier Farnell), RS Components and Egoman. These companies sell the Raspberry Pi online. Egoman produces a version for distribution solely in China and Taiwan, which can be distinguished from other Pi by their red coloring and lack of FCC/CE marks.
The hardware is the same across all manufacturers. The Raspberry Pi has a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU and was originally shipped with 256 megabytes of RAM, later upgraded (Model B & Model B+) to 512 MB. It does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, but it uses an SD card for booting and persistent storage, with the Model B+ using a MicroSD.
The Foundation provides Debian (Type of linux distro) and Arch Linux ARM distributions for download. Tools are available for Python as the main programming language, with support for BBC BASIC (via the RISC OS image or the Brandy Basic clone for Linux), C, Java and Perl.
Before you plug anything into your Raspberry Pi, make sure that you have all the equipment you need:
- A monitor with the correct cable and adapter
- A micro USB power supply
- A wired keyboard and mouse, or a wireless keyboard and mouse with a Bluetooth adapter
- A micro SD card
- A Raspberry Pi
To get started with Raspberry Pi, you also need an operating system.
Plugging in your Raspberry Pi
- Begin by placing your SD card into the SD card slot on the Raspberry Pi. It will only fit one way.
- Next, plug your keyboard and mouse into the USB ports on the Raspberry Pi.
- Make sure that your monitor or TV is turned on, and that you have selected the right input (e.g. HDMI 1, DVI, etc).
- Connect your HDMI cable from your Raspberry Pi to your monitor or TV.
- If you intend to connect your Raspberry Pi to the internet, plug an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port, or connect a WiFi dongle to one of the USB ports (unless you have a Raspberry Pi 3).
- When you’re happy that you have plugged all the cables and SD card in correctly, connect the micro USB power supply. This action will turn on and boot your Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry Pi networking
You’ll probably want to connect your Raspberry Pi to your local network or the internet. You can use any of the following options to do this:
Connecting via Ethernet
The Raspberry Pi has an Ethernet port, alongside the USB ports. If your Raspberry Pi is situated close to a router, access point, or switch, you can connect to a network using an Ethernet cable.
Once you’ve plugged the Ethernet cable into the Raspberry Pi and the other end into an access point, your Raspberry Pi will automatically connect to the network.
Connecting via WiFi
If you have a Raspberry Pi 3, then there is built-in WiFi. If you’re using an earlier version of the Raspberry Pi, then you’ll need a USB WiFi dongle.
Some WiFi dongles, when used with the Raspberry Pi, are simple plug and play devices. Others require specific drivers, and may not be compatible
with the Raspberry Pi. Make sure you read the device manufacturer’s documentation before making a purchase.
Steps Of OS Installation:
1.Download Wheezy from Raspberry pi & extract it in new folder while extracting it you will get an image file with dot img extension.
2.Download SD card For matter from source forge net on your local Desktop
3.Format your SD card by inserting in Card reader and connect it to your desktop.
4 Make SD card bootable By using SD card For matter
4.Now insert SD card in raspberry pi
5.Download windows 32 disc imager to write the OS
6.Open windows 32 disc imager.
7.There is “browse” Option on imager. Browse dot img file and click on “ write “ button and exit. Os will successfully install on SD card
8.Connect all hardware accessories to your Raspberry pi kit
9.Turn on the Raspberry pi kit ,tons of code will run on your desktop.
It will ask you for id and password your default id is pi and password is raspberry you will get special Raspberry pi window on desktop
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Mrs. Jyoti Khandagale Dr. Ashwin Mehta