Introduction: Getting Started With Raspberry Pi (B,B+)
In this Instructable,I will go to know about how to setting up Raspberry PI ( B,B+ and Other Modules).
Follow these step for setting up your Raspberry Pi Module.
Step 1: Requirements:
- 1 Raspberry Pi(model , B, B+, Bv2).
- 1 Power supply(for the Pi).
- 1 SD card.
- 1 HDMI Monitor(any monitor will work as long as you have the right cable to go to the raspberry pi).
- 1 HDMI cable(to connect a monitor to raspberry pi).
- 1 WIFI USB dongle(or an Ethernet connection).
- 1 USB Mouse.
- 1 USB Keyboard.
- 1 Case(optional).
- 1 SD card Reader
Step 2: Setting Up Your SD Card
If you are going to buy (or have) an SD card preinstalled with the OS, skip this step.
In this step, I will show you how to install the NOOBSon the SD card. If your computer has an SD card slot,then go right ahead and insert your SD card. If not you'll need to use your SD card reader.
Now go to - http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads and download the OS.
Once it is downloaded, Extract it, and then use Win32DiskImager to image it to the SD card.
Step 3: Connections of the Raspberry PI
Now we are ready to connect everything to the raspberry pi. First, we must put the SD card in, then connect the HDMI lead to your television or monitor.Now, connect the keyboard and mouse to the USB ports and the Ethernet port to your internet router or network.
Note: If you don't plan to use your Raspberry PI near your router,you can use a Wi-Fi also.
Step 4: First Boot
Connect the power, and after a few moments, the NOOBS environment starts up and presents you with all the different operating systems you can install on your raspberry pi. In most cases you should use Raspbian, so select it and click "Install". This will begin a process that will install Raspbian on your SD card - it will take around 30 minutes.
Once it's complete, click "OK" and the PI will reboot, ultimately presenting a configuration menu, here you can change whatever settings you want, as long as you know what your doing. All being well, you raspberry pi will reboot into desktop view that, on the surface at least, is pretty familiar. At the bottom-left you'll see the equivalent of Windows 7's Start button, for accessing the software that is already pre-installed on the raspberry pi. Next to the start button is an icon that launches the File Manager, which works in a similar way to the Windows File Explorer. You'll also notice an icon labelled "LXTerminal",which, when double-clicked, launches a window containing the text pi@raspberrypi in green at the top left.
Step 5: Find and Install Software
The Raspberry Pi comes with a basic range of software, but one of the benefits of a Linux-based system is a huge library of additional free programs. Finding and installing software for the Raspberry Pi is done by using the LXTerminal and typing in commands, but don't worry, you'll only need to learn a few. Let's begin by installing Geany. Geany is the a code editor that I will be using in this instructable (you can use the python IDLE pre-installed on the Raspberry Pi).
Install Softwares- Now, if you want to have a better web-browser than Midori (Midori is pre-installed on the Pi),just install Chromium Browser (an Open-Sorce version of Google Chrome).
Step 6: Python Programming Basics:
In this step, I'll show you some things about python programming and show you how to make a basic program in python.
Make sure you have Python installed:
Sudo apt-get install python
Now go ahead and open up Geany and create a new python file called main.py (you can call the file anything you want but it must have the .py extension ).
Type this into the editor:
Now click Run or press F5, You should see this in another window:
This is first python program!
Same as you can program for Raspberry PI.
To find out more about Python, go to- https://www.python.org/