The Ingredients for my Raspberry Pi.

My partner gave me a Raspberry Pi for my birthday, which is awesome but I’m not entirely sure what she was starting because now I have a very bad case of ARPA!1. This is the first episode in this series which will detail my experiments setting up, using and inevitably b0rking the Raspberry Pi. Hopefully they will be of use to you as well!

In this first episode I will list of all the parts that have gone into my Raspberry Pi setup, this is my setup so obviously your mileage will vary depending on your needs. Doing things like using the Terminal to login to the Raspberry Pi over ssh will be covered in the next episode.2

Out There in the Real World

Before we can get to the interesting software stuff we need to gather together the hardware for our Raspberry Pi setup, unfortunately we are going to have to get these things from the barren wastelands I’ve heard other people refer to as the Outside World3.

Now as far as I can see it there are only two ways to get anything from Out There, they are:

  1. You could get yourself A Very Capable Helper Monkey™.
  2. Or you could use the joy and the wonder that is online shopping!

I personally recommend getting yourself a Very Capable Helper Monkey™, but if you can’t entice a monkey into your employ then Internet shopping will have to do. Below is a list of the Raspberry Pi bits and bobs I’m using at the moment:

N.b. The following are all Amazon affiliate links to help me pay for hosting, thanks in advance if you use these links. :-)

  1. Raspberry Pi - Model B+
  2. 5V 2A USB Power Supply
  3. Pibow Rainbow Raspberry Pi for Raspberry Pi B+
  4. 32GB Samsung SD Card
  5. Edimax EW-7811UN 150Mbps Wireless Nano USB Adapter 802.11n
  6. Belkin Cat6 Ethernet Cable

Once you’ve got your sticky little mitts on all of those ingredients, We can move on to the simple assembly part of the process and installed the operating system onto our new SD card. It’s dead easy and should take you no time at all!

If you need any help, just shoot me an email!

  1. Acute Raspberry Pi Addiction 

  2. If the words Terminal and ssh sound terrifying, don’t worry, it’s dead easy and we can do it together! 

  3. Eeeeewww!