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What extras to buy with Raspberry Pi

 
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JohanM



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: What extras to buy with Raspberry Pi Reply with quote

When you buy an Raspberry Pi (model B for example), what extras do you need or might come in handy?
    * case (different for model A and B?)
    * power adaptor (or can one use the one for iPod with micro USB cable?)
    * WLAN-stick
    * SDHC memory card
    * HDMI -> DVI adaptor


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: What extras to buy with Raspberry Pi Reply with quote

JohanM wrote:
When you buy an Raspberry Pi (model B for example), what extras do you need or might come in handy?

    * case (different for model A and B?) depends on your desire (I use a VESA plate to screw to monitor)
    * power adaptor (or can one use the one for iPod with micro USB cable?) - yes, but there are a variety of these which also work (I use a Kindle power lead)
    * WLAN-stick - handy if no ethernet
    * SDHC memory card - for OS
    * HDMI -> DVI adaptor - depends on what your monitor needs


Some sources offer starter packages with bits bundled in - eg cpc.co.uk a search will throw some up
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you (I) need:

  • pi
  • USB Keyboard
  • USB mouse
  • SD card - read pi wiki, not all work, especially cheap brandless one
  • USB micro charger - ipod may work, check voltage and current



Extras you may or may not find helpful

  • USB wifi / network cable (if you have a pi B)
  • USB powered hub - plug in more usb stuff, hdd, etc
  • Some sort of break out board for GPIO pins if you want to play with them - from a simple DIY to pi cobbler to gertboard
  • Battery pack - if you don't have a mains point near by!
  • Assorted electrical components - eg wire, resistors, LEDs, etc
  • Case - make your own or buy one or don't use one. I have 1 in a case and one not in a case. Just be careful who can stick their fingers/toes/paws in/on it Smile


really its just what you want to do with it!

http://www.raspberrypi.org/quick-start-guide is a good place to start

http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/bespoke/bespoke7.jsp?bespokepage=farnell/en_UK/promotions/rasp-pi-accessories.jsp has a pretty diagram Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips.
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