a raspberry PI is a small exposed computer.
list of materials:
- Raspberry Pi 4 board (2GB version and it works perfectly fine for most projects)
- Power supply for the Pi. For Raspberry Pi 4 you’ll need to power your board with an USB-C connector. For Raspberry Pi 2-3 you’ll need a micro-USB connector. Important: do not power on your Pi directly from your computer. This may seem to work, but the delivered current will be too low. Use a proper power supply, for example a smartphone power supply. So: - For Raspberry Pi 4, try using a power supply which can deliver 5V - 3.0A min - For Raspberry Pi 2 and 3: 5V - 2.5A min. If you can’t get those values, the minimum you should aim for is 5V - 2.0A
- micro SD card 2 important criterions here: the class and the storage capacity. For the class, choose at least class 10. You should see a “10” inside a circle on the card. Some new cards are even more powerful, if you see a “3” inside a U shape it’s even better. If the class of your SD card is too low then it won’t be fast enough for the Raspberry Pi OS to run properly. For the storage capacity, choose at least 8GB, so you have enough space for the operating system and some additional files. 16/32GB is better especially if you plan on installing more software and store image/video files. You can go with more than 32GB but it might require some formatting from your side. In this course I personally use a 16GB micro SD card.
- 1* breadboard
- Set of wires: male-male, male-female, and female-female
- Set of resistors: 1kOhm, 10kOhm (if not available, resistors between 330Ohm and 20kOhm will do)
- 3* LEDs (any color)
- 1* push button (4 legs)
Note: for this list, usually you can find kits that include all those hardware components (search for “breadboard kit”).
Last edited by Moti Barski on Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:09 am; edited 1 time in total