Quick Start Guide for Raspberry Pi 3

I. Connecting your Raspberry Pi

1 Insert Micro SD Card
  • See this tutorial on how to prepare a new microSD card.
2 Connect Display
  • Plug in your digital TV or monitor to HDMI. If not using HDMI, plug in your analogue TV or display to RCA Video jack.
3 Connect Network
  • Connect to your wired network [optional].
4 Connect Input
  • Plug in a USB keyboard or mouse. We recommend you use a wireless USB keyboard and mouse in one to save on USB ports.
5 GPIO Pin Guide
  • GPIO or general purpose input/output enables you to control physical devices which is a great tool for physical computing. For a more detailed explanation, please read here

 

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 (sudo 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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