Thursday, March 20, 2014

Raspberry Pi Starter Pack

Raspberry Pi Starter Pack
  • 512MB Raspberry Pi Model B with 8GB pre-loaded SD card
  • Adafruit Pi Cobbler Breakout Kit and Acrylic Case
  • 2A USB Wall Charger, USB Cable and HDMI Cable
  • Deluxe full-sized Breadboard and Jumper Wires
  • Mintronics Survival Pack Guts with 60+ Components -Includes Resistors, Capacitors, and More
By now you've probably heard of the Raspberry Pi -- the credit card-sized computer that runs Linux. It has many of the capabilities of a traditional PC and can be used for word processing, spreadsheets, and games. It can even play high-definition video and hook up to a TV or monitor. The Pi has been called many things (cheap, small, hackable, educational), but people seem to shy away from calling it "plug and play." That's because the Pi is not a consumer device as such, even though it's pretty easy to get something up and running on you TV. That's where our Raspberry Pi Starter Kit comes in: we've sourced all the proper peripherals and add-ons to get you up and running in all sorts of maker applications. The board was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of bringing low cost, easy to program computers to young people all over the world. Once you get the "Raspbian" operating system loaded onto the kit's SD card, you can start programming right out of the box. The kit's selection of prototyping tools will also help you use the input and output capabilities of the Pi from your onboard programs. You'll still need to add your own USB keyboard and mouse, but otherwise, the Raspberry Pi Starter Kit includes all of the necessary cables (USB and HDMI), Adafruit's Cobbler GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) breakout, a custom enclosure, a 8GB SD card, a breadboard for electronics prototyping, and plenty of common components to get you started. Includes a print copy of the Getting Started with Raspberry Pi book by Shawn Wallace and Matt Richardson.

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