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What you need to get started with the Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi, just like any other computer you may have used, will need a few accessories for it to be fully functional and programmable. It is essentially a mini-computer, just on a single circuit board, making it light, compact and most importantly, affordably cheap! Below is some information about what you will need to get started: What you need

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Raspberry Pi Comparison Table With so many Raspberry Pi's to choose from, it can all be a bit confusing! So, we've put together a handy table to help you decide!  If you're a new user, and your question is "which is the newest Raspberry Pi?" you really have just two options. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, which is by far the fastest, most user friendly and most forgiving Pi. The Raspberry Pi...

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Which OS is best? There are so many OS (Operating System) options out there for the Raspberry Pi, it makes choosing the right one for you a bit of a mine field!  First of all, what exactly is an OS and why do you need one?  Essentially, an OS is the software that supports a computer’s basic functions. For example, a computer needs an OS to execute scheduling tasks, control peripherals and execute...

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A Raspberry Pi can talk! No, really! What is this magic we speak of? Well, the Raspberry Pi is not in fact, a tasty, fruity, delicious pastry, but a fully functioning computer the size of a credit card. Tastier still, some models can cost as little as £4.80! Sound too good to be true? It gets EVEN better – the Raspberry Pi is for all ages and experience,...

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This tutorial will show you the process of installing NOOBs on to a SD card, ready for you to plug into your Pi and to select an Operating System. The following steps were performed on a Windows computer. The steps may vary if you are using Linux or a Mac, but the principle will be the same. First we need to prepare our SD card. To do this, we will use a piece of software...

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Raspberry Pi Quick Start Guide Now you've got everything you need to get started with your Raspberry Pi, it's time to plug it all in! Start by inserting the micro SD card into the dedicated micro SD card slot on the Raspberry Pi. This is located on the underside of the Pi. If you need an...

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So you've got your shiny new Raspberry Pi and want to try loading a "3rd party" or BETA operating system (OS) that aren't supported by the standard NOOBs installation. NOOBs is the Raspberry Pi Foundations New Out Of Box OS that has a small selection of operating systems for new users to choose from. However, these aren't always the most up to date iterations of those software platforms. OSMC,

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Most SD cards are shockproof, waterproof, bulletproof and explosion-proof, and will likely survive Armageddon. However, somehow we manage to corrupt SD cards via the Raspberry Pi on a weekly basis! Nine times out of ten a simple reformat using the SD card associations formatter (available from the link below) is all it takes to bring an SD card back to life: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ However, every now and then we get a really stubborn SD...

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