What Do We Need?¶
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.
To connect to a power socket, the Raspberry Pi has a micro USB port (the same found on many mobile phones). You will need a power supply which provides at least 2.5 amps.
Micro SD Card
Your Raspberry Pi needs an Micro SD card to store all its files and the Raspberry Pi OS. You will need a micro SD card with a capacity of at least 8 GB
To view the desktop environment of Raspberry Pi, you need to use the screen that can be a TV screen or a computer monitor. If the screen has built-in speakers, the Pi plays sounds via them.
Mouse & Keyboard
When you use a screen , a USB keyboard and a USB mouse are also needed.
The Raspberry Pi has a HDMI output port that is compatible with the HDMI ports of most modern TV and computer monitors. If your screen has only DVI or VGA ports, you will need to use the appropriate conversion line.
You can put the Raspberry Pi in a case; by this means, you can protect your device.
Sound or Earphone
The Raspberry Pi is equipped with an audio port about 3.5 mm that can be used when your screen has no built-in speakers or when there is no screen operation.