Setting up the Raspberry Pi

We need the following hardware to set up a Pi.

  • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (hereafter, this will be referred only as Pi).
  • Power Supply: A micro USB power supply.

    Considering that we are going for slightly power-intensive usage of our Pi (such as connecting Pi Camera, webcam, and third-party sensors for Pi), a 5V 2A power supply is recommended. The micro USB pin is shown in the following image:

    Setting up the Raspberry Pi

    Note

    You can find a similar one online at http://www.adafruit.com/product/1995.

  • A standard USB keyboard
  • A MicroSD card and a MicroSD to SD card converter

    We need a minimum 4 GB Micro SD card.

  • A USB mouse
  • A monitor

    You can use either an HDMI monitor ...

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