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Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino by Andrew K. Dennis

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Chapter 2. Getting Started Part 1 – Setting up Your Raspberry Pi

In this chapter, we will look at setting up the Raspberry Pi. In order to use your device you will need to start by installing an operating system onto an SD card. Once this is in place, you can then install extra software for writing code and for controlling devices which you connect to the GPIO pins.

There are several steps needed to get you up and running:

  • Deciding whether to purchase an SD card with a pre-installed OS or a blank card
  • Formatting the SD card
  • Choosing the right version of Linux
  • Installing the operating system
  • Operating system configuration

Once we have completed these steps, we will be ready to get started with our home automation projects.

The SD card – our Raspberry Pi's ...

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