Raspberry Pi – Getting Started

What do you need to get started with Raspberry Pi? Take a look below and we will get you started.



To get started with the Raspberry Pi you’re going to need at minimum a few things:

  • Raspberry Pi – You can purchase the latest 3 B + model here: Click here
  • Micro SD card – I recommend using this one: Click here
  • Monitor/TV (You need it for setup, but later can use the Pi without it)
  • Power source – You can get away with using tablet chargers, however, I believe those are 2.4 amps and you need 2.5. You will get the “underpowered” message constantly from the pi (it’s a lightning symbol in the upper right), and although it has not happened to me, you could possibly risk damaging it. I recommend purchasing the power source recommended for the Pi: Click here
  • Mouse+keyboard

You can buy the Pi in a ready to go kit such as these:

  • V-KitThis one does not come with an SD card
  • CanaKit – This is a great kit that comes with everything you need to get started
    • Includes Made in UK Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) with 1.4 GHz 64-bit Quad-Core Processor, 1 GB RAM
    • Dual Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac Wireless LAN, Enhanced Ethernet Performance
    • 32 GB Samsung EVO+ Micro SD Card (Class 10) Pre-loaded with NOOBS, USB MicroSD Card Reader
    • CanaKit 2.5A USB Power Supply with Micro USB Cable and Noise Filter – Specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (UL Listed)
    • Premium Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Case, High Quality HDMI Cable, 2 x Heat Sinks, GPIO Quick Reference Card, CanaKit Full Color Quick-Start Guide
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