Introduction: RPi for Mac Users 101 English/Español

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***DISCLAIMER: Yeah... so, im from Chile, like the chili you eat but with an E instead of an I, so please, excuse my, sometimes, poor english. Despite the fact that I pass all my english courses, the written language it's my weakness, so please, excuse me and I hope you like my very first Instructable. I will write it at the same time I'm learning things about the Pi, so be patience if I didn't write on it, for some days.***

E: So, the internet is full of beginners instructions for the Raspberry Pi and windows and linux SO. But, I haven't find an useful guide for Mac users and specially for non english guys around the web, to guide us thought the very first steps to get that little piece of Pi up and running.

  1. So, to start using the RPi, you need, indeed, one RPi... (DUH!!), don't care if its the first revision, the second one, the third one, the 2+, the 2-... Don't even care about that, at least for the moment.
  2. A 5V 2A power supply with a Micro USB output port, if you're going to use the Mi USB port to supply the power for the Pi.
  3. A screen, that fulfills your requirements.
  4. An HDMI cable, RCA cable or the TRRS to RCA cable if you're using the last version of the Pi.
  5. A keyboard and a mouse... the mouse is an option, only if you wanna use the Pi as a desktop PC or something, but the keyboard it's a must.
  6. Internet connection, yeah... maybe you are now connected to the internet reading this... but we need your Pi connected to the internet... at least with a little wi-fi dongle you can make it... or just forget it, you're on a mac, just share some of your wi-fi connection through your internet jack in the Sharing preferences in your mac, then just connect the Pi with an internet cable to your mac.
  7. And the most important thing in the list, apart from the Pi... a MicroSD 4GB class 6 card to get your OS loaded.

That's all for now, tomorrow I will write the next step to this glorious hardware...

S: Así es como internet esta lleno de instrucciones para la Raspberry Pi y su uso con windows y linux. Pero, hasta el momento no he sido capas de encontrar una guia, tutorial, "lo que sea" para ayudar a los usuarios de Mac, en especial a los que no entienden tan bien el ingles, para guiarlos sobre como dejar funcionando este pequeño pedacito de hardware llamado Raspberry Pi.

  1. Primero, lo primero. Para empezar a usar una RPi, primero necesitas una RPi (DAH!!), no importa si es la primera versión, la segunda, la tercera, la 2+, la 2-... Por el momento, no nos preocupemos por eso.
  2. Una fuente de poder de 5v 2A como mínimo y con una salida a Micro USB, si es que planeas alimentar por el puerto Micro USB la RPi.
  3. Una pantalla que pueda satisfacer tus necesidades.
  4. Un cable HDMI, RCA o un TRRS a RCA para la ultima version de la RPi, donde la salida RCA se unio en un jack combo.
  5. Un teclado y un mouse(o raton). El mouse es opcional, solo si quieres usar la RPi como computador de escritorio o algo similar, el teclado es obligatorio.
  6. Conexión a internet... si, estas conectado a internet (te ganaste un aplauso), ahora necesitamos que tu RPi tambien lo este... un adaptador wi-fi usb y estas... oh mejor, olvidalo... estas en un mac, anda al panel de preferencias, Compartir y comparte la conexión wi-fi de tu mac, por la conexión cableada y conecta ahí la RPi.
  7. Y lo mas importante, después de la RPi, una tarjeta MicroSD de mínimo 4GB clase 6, para cargar el SO de tu RPi.

Eso es todo por ahora, mañana seguire escribiendo el resto del manual...

Comments

ThisIsMyNameOK (author)2015-09-08

Great idea to write a guide for Mac users.

I would suggest that you do two separate Instructables, one English and one Spanish, not both at the same time. You can put links in them so that people know that they can read it in either English or Spanish. And of course, you need to add some steps to explain what you are going to do with all the materials you have listed.

For help with your English, try this thread: https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGro...

You could also help out some other Spanish speaking members with their English.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-08-19

Cool pi tutorial