What do I need to buy to get started with Raspberry Pi?


  1. A Raspberry Pi computer with an SD card or micro SD card.
  2. A monitor with a cable (and, if needed, an HDMI adaptor)
  3. A USB keyboard and mouse.
  4. A power supply.
  5. Headphones or speakers (optional)
  6. An ethernet cable (optional)

How do I setup my Raspberry Pi B+?

Set up your Raspberry Pi

  1. Insert the microSD card into the card slot on the underside of the Raspberry Pi.
  2. Plug the USB keyboard into one of the USB ports.
  3. Plug the USB mouse into one of the USB ports.
  4. Turn on your monitor or TV set and make sure it is set to the proper input (e.g. HDMI 1 or Component)

Which Raspberry Pi model is best for beginners?

Best Raspberry Pi Starter Kits

  • CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter Kit 32GB EVO+ Edition Premium Black Case.
  • Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Complete Starter Kit with Clear Case and 16GB SD Card.
  • Smraza Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter Kit, Compatible Pi 3 Model B Case, 16GB SD Card, 2.5 A Power Supply.

What accessories do you need for Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi Accessories You Would Need

  • 4 GB (or more) SD card: That is the first and biggest pain.
  • A power lead. Yes!
  • HDMI cable or Video RCA. The next thing you need is a display.
  • USB/Wireless Keyboard and Mouse.
  • Ethernet cable [optional for WiFi models]
  • USB Hub [optional]
  • Case [optional]

How much is a Raspberry Pi starter kit?

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 starter kit 4GB At $149.99, the Raspberry Pi 4 comes with a 64-bit quad-core processor running at 1.5Ghz, and the CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter Kit includes a Raspberry Pi case as well as a Samsung 32GB EVO+ Class 10 MicroSD pre-loaded with NOOBS.

Can I use a Raspberry Pi as a computer?

Raspberry Pi 4 is fast enough to help you complete your tasks, and if you are good at programming, Raspberry Pi 4 will provide you with decent programming tools. So, get your Raspberry Pi 4 as soon as possible and start using it as your desktop computer.

Can you connect Raspberry Pi to laptop?

Raspberry Pi can be easily connected to the laptop using Wifi or ethernet. I prefer WiFi over ethernet as it makes the setup completely wireless. Certain applications enable users to set up connections among Raspberry Pi and laptops. The most trusted one among them is the VNC server.

What can a beginner do with a Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners to Try

  1. Add a button to your Pi.
  2. Control LED lights.
  3. Build an alarmed motion sensor.
  4. Add a power button.
  5. Make an old printer wireless.
  6. Make music with Sonic Pi.
  7. Build a network game server.
  8. Connect two 4K monitors to a Raspberry Pi 4 or 400.

What Raspberry Pi kit should I buy?

Best Raspberry Pi Starter Kits quick links: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Basic Starter Kit with Fan (4GB RAM) Vilros Raspberry Pi 4 Complete Kit with Clear Fan Cooled Case (4GB) Vilros Raspberry Pi 4 Basic Kit with Fan Cooled Case (4GB) CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+Ultimate Starter Kit.