The Raspberry Pi is a versatile little mini computer that lets you do lots of wonderful things adapts and allows for endless capabilities. From the staggeringly simple to the mind-blowingly complex, this micro-computer will keep you entertained for hours.
The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer. All you need to do is plug it into a mouse and monitor, and pop in an SD card preloaded with an operating system to get started on the multitude of electronics projects available.
You can also add extra hardware and software to a Raspberry Pi. Using a USB hub, you can hook up a range of other devices to the Pi or add one of the many available expansion packs to the basic setup.
For example, our Complete Starter Kit gives you everything you’ll need to begin exploring the world of Raspberry Pi. The Media Center Kit is also a great option is you want to use your Pi with your camera and video equipment, or our Ultimate Kit comes with an array of electronic equipment for more in-depth projects. And, if gaming’s your thing, the Specialty Retropie Kit transforms your Pi into the ultimate retro gaming machine.
Raspbian OS is the official supported operating system, which can be downloaded for free HERE. You can also try different operating systems, which let you do different things with your Pi.
Whether you want to add a wealth of gadgets to your Raspberry Pi or tinker with the latest software offerings, this tiny machine offers limitless possibilities to programming pros and novices alike.
So, where would you start? You could generate a clever file storage server, or maybe make a vintage arcade machine? Do you want to just learn how to code? Or learn how to project a holographic Death Star?
It’s up to you. Here are some of the practical, educational and just plain fun ways to start using a Raspberry Pi.
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