Welcome to the world of Raspberry Pi

Well today i am going to talk about Raspberry Pi ….

So what is Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.

Source: http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

Two models are available there, Model A (25$), Model B (35$).
Difference between Model A And B
Model A has 256MB RAM, one USB port and no Ethernet (network connection).
Model B has 512MB RAM, 2 USB port and an Ethernet port.

Buy a Pi

http://www.element14.com/community/groups/raspberry-pi

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There few key things you have to remember

1. OS for your Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads)
2. Power supply
Model A: 5V dc, 500 -700mA
Model B: 5V dc, 700 – 1200mA
3. USB keyboard
4. USB Mouse
5. Display (HDMI or DVI) [cables HDMI to HDMI or HDMI to DVI]
6. LAN cable (RJ45) [If you want to use internet through LAN]
7. SD/SDHC/microSDHC Card [The minimum sized SD card you can use is 2GB, but it is recommended to use at least 4GB, you can use up-to 32GB, i will discuss bellow about SD card more]
You might want pre installed SD card http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards#Preinstalled_SD_cards
8. WiFi dongle [If you want use internet through WiFi]
9. Bluetooth dongle [If you want to use Bluetooth]
10. GPIO Cable [If you want to do some hardware stuffs]
11. Raspberry Pi Case [personally i think you should get one :p]
some example
12. RCA composite video lead (if you want to hook up with your old analogue TV)
If you are using the analogue RCA connection, stereo audio is available from the 3.5mm jack next to the RCA connector.
13. DSI and CSI connector

Now for SD card i think you can read a lot from this site http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards from the link you can find that list of working SD/SDHC/microSDHC cards and also how to install the OS into SD card.

Some information
1. As default Raspberry Pi supporting Python but any language which will compile for ARMv6 can be used with the Raspberry Pi.
2. It will not run WINE or Windows, or other x86 software.
3. Other Raspberry Pi Distributions http://elinux.org/RPi_Distributions

Thanks for reading 😀

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