Quick Start Guide for Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W

I. Connecting your Raspberry Pi


1 Micro USB Port (labeled USB)
  • Connect a USB OTG micro B to USB A cable adapter to be able to connect USB devices
  • The Zero and Zero W has only one micro USB port for peripheral devices. We recommend the Mini Wireless USB Keyboard with Touchpad available at www.argon40.com or any similar device.
  • You may use a powered USB hub to expand your ports in case you plan to connect other devices.
2 Mini HDMI Port
  • Using a mini HDMI to HDMI adapter you may connect a standard HDMI cable to your Pi and monitor.
3 Micro SD Card Port
  • Insert a pre-loaded micro SD card either a NOOBS or a fully supported operating system. See https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/ on how to prepare a new Micro SD card (NOOBS).
  • If you purchased the Argon 40 Raspberry Pi Zero Starter Kit, you can just plug in the Micro SD card with the pre-installed NOOBS.
4 GPIO Headers
  • The Pi Zero and Zero W GPIO headers[1] are unpopulated.
  • You can also use the 2×20 male header or the 2×20 female socket header. These are available at www.argon40.com or in the Argon40 Raspberry Pi Basic and Starter Kit.

[1] For a more detailed explanation of the GPIO, please read here.

5 Micro USB Port 2 (Labeled PWR IN)
  • Connect a 5V, 1.5Amp power supply to power up your Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero

II. Getting Started with your Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W

*Note: You may skip Steps 1 & 2 if you have the SD card with preinstalled Raspberry Pi NOOBS Argon40 Starter Kit

1. Download NOOBS and format SD card

1.1 Download the zip file for NOOBS for offline or network install from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads to your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux)
1.2 Extract the ZIP files in to a folder in your computer.
1.3 Format your SD card using the SD Association’s SD Formatter 4.0 for either Windows or Mac. Refer to https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ for more details.

2. NOOBS files installation

2.1 Drag all the files in the extracted NOOBS folder and drop them onto the SD card drive.
2.2 When the transfer is finished, remove your SD card and insert it into your Raspberry Pi. Plug in keyboard and mouse, and monitor cables and SD card with NOOBS.

2.3 Now plug in the USB power cable to your Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W.
2.4 Your Raspberry Pi will boot, and a window will appear with a list of different operating systems that you can install. We recommend the Raspbian – a version of Linux’s “Debian” operating system. Tick the box next to it and click to Install.
2.5 Raspbian will then begin installing and this may take a while.

3 First boot and accessing the graphical user interface

3.1 When installation has completed, you may set the Pi’s configuration in the tab: Menu > Preferences > Raspberry Pi Configuration menu (raspi-config).
3.2 For other settings the default ROOT login of your raspberry pi are as follows:

username: pi
password: raspberry

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