By: Ankit Joshi
WHAT IS RASPBERRY PI ?
A single board, very flexible, four watt mini
computer in $35 (model B) and $25 (model A)
flavors designed and made in the UK.
A powerful programming environment.
It also allows user to surf internet.
It operates on Linux operating system and does
not supports windows operating system.
HISTORY OF RASPBERRY PI
The Raspberry Pi Foundation –charity
founded in 2009 to promote the study of basic
computer science in schools, and is responsible
for developing a single-board computer called
the Raspberry Pi.
Broadcom system on-chip BCM2835
which contains ARM 11,700MHz processor.
graphics chip, as it supports HDMI.
program memory (RAM).
various interfaces and connectors for
MODEL A :
Technical Features :
Memory Features : 256MB SDRAM.
Ethernet : None.
USB 2.0 : Single USB connector.
Video Output : HDMI / Composite RCA.
Audio Output : 3.5mm jack, HDMI.
Onboard Storage : SD,MMC,SDIO card slot.
ESSENTIALS TO GET STARTED
SD card containing Linux Operating system.
TV or monitor (with HDMI, DVI, Composite
or SCART input).
Video cable to suit the TV or monitor used.
WRITING THE OS INTO SD CARD
For windows 7 –
Download Win32DiskImager from any of the website
and the Linux OS image.
Install win32diskImager and then run it.
Browse for the image of Linux which you have
downloaded and write the image to your SD card
Linux is the recommended OS for everyone new to the
Raspberry Pi .
THIS IS HOW THE DESKTOP WILL LOOK AFTER PI
LOADS LINUX OS.
PROGRAMMING RASPBERRY PI
o After writing Linux OS on the SD card,
connect it with Pi and power on the Pi.
o Thereafter open the shell script and write
the code below to install python shell on the
o sudo apt-get install python-Rpi.GPIO
o Now open the python shell to write the
SUGGESTIONS FOR ALL
Don’t be afraid to play around with
At worst you’ll have to reflash your
It is really powerful since even
supercomputers can be made out of