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Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi

Setting Up with a Screen

Having a screen simplifies the process of working with your Raspberry Pi.

Required Components

  • Raspberry Pi

  • Power Adapter

  • Micro SD card

  • Screen Power Adapter

  • HDMI cable

  • Screen

  • Mouse

  • Keyboard


  1. Connect the Mouse and Keyboard to the Raspberry Pi.

  2. Use the HDMI cable to connect the screen to the Raspberry Pi’s HDMI port. Ensure the screen is plugged into a power source and turned on.

  3. Power the Raspberry Pi using the power adapter. The Raspberry Pi OS desktop should appear on the screen after a few seconds.


Setting Up Without a Screen

If you don’t have a monitor, remote login is a viable option.

Required Components

  • Raspberry Pi

  • Power Adapter

  • Micro SD card

Using SSH, you can access the Raspberry Pi’s Bash shell, which is the default Linux shell. Bash offers a command-line interface for performing various tasks.

For those preferring a graphical user interface (GUI), the remote desktop feature is a convenient alternative for managing files and operations.

For detailed setup tutorials based on your operating system, refer to the following sections: