Raspberry PI is a tiny computer, a single-board computer developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Can be used to learn to programming through fun or build practical projects.
Depending on where are you buying the Raspberry PI, it can come in different forms. Mine came with:
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (64bit Quad Core, 1GB RAM)
- Class 10 MicroSD (pre-imaged with NOOBS)
- Official Raspberry Pi 5.1V 2.5A International Power Supply
- Official Raspberry Pi 3 Case
- HDMI and Ethernet cables
The card is already pre-imaged with NOOBS, so it's time to assemble all the components and power the Raspberry PI. I plugged in the power cable in the USB mini port and the I connected the network to the router.
To connect remotely to Raspberry PI follow the next steps:
Find the IP address that was allocated for Raspberry PI. To do that you need to login in the router admin page and check all the devices connected to the router. Need to be something with device name "raspberrypi". For me, the IP is 192.168.1.76.
Connect to Raspberry PI using ssh command (from Linux or Mac OS), or Putty from windows.
To do this run the command:
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
The default password for pi use is "raspberry". It is recommended to change your password.
If your screen looks like this:
Congratulations you just successfully connected to Rasberry PI.
Update the OS running the following command:
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get update
Now you are ready to use the Raspberry PI building funny projects.