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Raspberry pi assembly

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:35 pm
by ascender89
Hi there,

This is my first post. Please be gentle. I bought a raspberry pi set few years ago for my 6 year old son. I was stuck in the assembly stage then, and still havent had the courage to look back at it. It was a time when I was struggling with low confidence, so I gave up. I am not sure any more what to do with it. Should I sell it try to resell it? I am not sure where can I do that. The box is still there staring at me. I need to either complete the assembly or get rid of it. Wondering if its just me or it happens to many. Where can I get help for assembly.
Thanks

Re: Raspberry pi assembly

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:00 pm
by jamesh
If you have all the bits, its a pretty easy job to get it all up and running.

See here https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/

Re: Raspberry pi assembly

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:39 pm
by Andyroo
Hi and welcome to the forum.

The Pi should not need that much assembly to get going. If you have a version without the headers then leave them off for now - there is plenty that can be learnt without using them and as you get more confident with it, you can add them in later.

You may find a local meeting near you (a JAM) - have a look at the map here and see if one is coming up or tick the box to see a local contact for old ones if close by.

A great book to read is the beginners guide vers 1 or ver 2 - free to download but normally for sale in supermarkets or news agents (at least in the UK) as a paper back (much easier on the loo :oops: )

If you get stuck - just come back and pop another post here - do not worry if it is very basic folk here will help get you going no matter how daft you think the question is. If your stuck then this is the place for help :D

Re: Raspberry pi assembly

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:59 pm
by B.Goode
ascender89 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:35 pm
I bought a raspberry pi set few years ago for my 6 year old son....


Where can I get help for assembly.



Maybe your son is now old enough to get it running himself if you point him at the advice published by Raspberry Pi: https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/



But whatever happens, its just a box of stuff. It isn't judging you. And if you can't get your head around it, there's no need to judge yourself harshly - there are plenty of things I can't or won't tackle: we are all different.

Re: Raspberry pi assembly

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:14 pm
by lpsw
B.Goode beat me to this:
Maybe your son is now old enough to get it running himself if you point him at the advice published by Raspberry Pi
That's great advice, ascender89. He will learn a lot from the bringup of his Pi (see my sig :))

Re: Raspberry pi assembly

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:09 pm
by HawaiianPi
ascender89 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Where can I get help for assembly.
It would help to know what you have. Do you have a link to the kit or parts you purchased?

If not, then a picture (or pictures) of everything would be helpful.

It would also help to know what kind of main PC you have (Windows 10, Mac OS)?

In general, all you really need is an SD card with the OS (or installer) on it, and a power supply (and the Pi itself, of course). A keyboard, mouse and monitor of some kind makes it a bit more "PC like" but is not needed to get it up and running.