To make Raspberry Pi work, I need some accessories. When I ordered Raspberry Pi from the official site, it is a PCB only. I need the following items.
- USB keyboard and mouse.
- Prepared SD card. At least class4, 4GB.
- HDMI or composite television, OR a monitor with DVI or HDMI input, and an HDMI/composite cable.
- Micro USB power supply – make sure you use a good quality one, capable of providing at least 1A at 5V.
- Ethernet LAN cable (optional).
I have USB keyboard and mouse.
SD card, I have 8GB Kingston SDHC.
HDMI cable, I have one. I can use it to connect it to my TV. Now I got one gardget, or HDMI Female to DVI Male Adapter. So I can connect it to Acer monitor with DVI connector.
Micro USB poser supply. I bought one AC Adapter, or Slim USB Power Adapter. Then, I don’t need to use my HTC power adapter any more.
And CASE. Clear case is great. I like it.
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I power on the Raspberry Pi this morning. See pictures below.
The first look of the screen in text mode. Raspberry Pi is located on the lower right corner.
After the loading, I can enter startx to load a window.
Because it is the first time, I want to record the steps clearly.
First of all, I need the five important parts for make the bare board work.
USB keyboard and mouse.
Logitech USB mouse, M-BJ69
Microsoft Wired Keyboard 400v1.0
Prepared SD card. At least class4, 4GB.
Kingston sd4/4GB, class 4
HDMI or composite television, OR a monitor with DVI or HDMI input, and an HDMI/composite cable.
HDMI cable to connect my 42 inches TV
Micro USB power supply – make sure you use a good quality one, capable of providing at least 1A at 5V.
I use HTC cellphone power adapter. It is 5V 1A.
Ethernet LAN cable.
Normal LAN cable.
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