Chapter 3

Connecting Your Raspberry Pi

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Inserting the SD or MicroSD card

check Connecting a monitor or TV, keyboard, and mouse

check Connecting to your router or Wi-Fi

check Connecting and testing the Raspberry Pi Camera Module

check Using Raspi-config to set up your Raspberry Pi

The thought of being faced with a bare circuit board might strike you as rather daunting, but it’s actually quite easy to connect your Raspberry Pi and get it up and running. You might need to change some of its configuration (see Appendix A), but many people find that their Raspberry Pi works well the moment they connect it all together.

Before we start, make sure you have the Raspberry Pi facing the right way around, at least as far as these directions are concerned. The top of your Raspberry Pi is the side that has the most components and sockets sticking out of it, and is shown in Figures 3-1, 3-2 and 3-3. The back is relatively flat. Arrange your Raspberry Pi so that the spiky GPIO pins are in the top left, or ...

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