unknown4546
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help! new. need advice.

Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:20 pm

so i know absolutely nothing about raspberry pi but my boyfriend is interested in getting one and i want to surprise him. please give me advice for a good starter pack, and where i should order one. thanks :)

Nr90
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Re: help! new. need advice.

Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:12 pm

On the right of the homepage (raspberrypi.org) you can find some links to different suppliers.
He'll need:
- A raspberry pi (I would def go for the B model)
- A power supply (1A 5V). These are often sold by the suppliers mentioned above. He might already have one if he owns a tablet or recent android phone.
- An SD card (8gb or greater)

Likely additions:
- HDMI cable (he might already have one to connect his laptop/pc to a tv)
- Keyboard / mouse that connects through USB.

Cool additions:
- The camera module is a very cool addon.
- A case

For more info: http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

unknown4546
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Re: help! new. need advice.

Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:16 am

thank you tons!

unknown4546
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Re: help! new. need advice.

Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:40 am

this is a link of a starter package. do you think that would be a good gift?? im also adding a raspberry pi 5mp camera board module.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G1P ... YR2W3VAJ0A

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Re: help! new. need advice.

Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:56 am

unknown4546 wrote:this is a link of a starter package. do you think that would be a good gift?? im also adding a raspberry pi 5mp camera board module.
Yes, it would make a good gift. There is quite a lot of things in that packages including electronics. If your boyfriend is going to be interested in doing some electronic projects with the Raspberry Pi, then all this package would be useful to him.

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