Starting with Raspberry Pi using Python – Chapter 1

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INTRODUCTION

Raspberry  Pi is a mini computer, which features a Broadcom system on chip (SoC) with ARM-compatible Central Processing Unit uses ARM1176JZF-S core. Raspberry Pi requires an Operating system. In the aim of cost reduction, the Raspberry Pi omits any onboard non-volatile memory used to store the bootloaders, Linux Kernels, and file systems as seen in more traditional embedded systems. Rather, an SD/MMC card slot is provided for this purpose. After boot, as per the OS installed, Raspberry Pi will be executed.

Python is one of the popular languages in the world. It is highly used in every environment. Raspberry Pi use Python from both IDE (Integrated Development Environment) and from the terminal. Python comes with simple IDE called IDLE. Both the Python version 2 IDLE and 3 IDLE are available.

RASPBERRY PI MODELS

  • Raspberry Pi B –   2012 Feb 15
  • Raspberry Pi A+ –   2014 Nov 10
  • Raspberry Pi 2 –     2015 Feb 1
  • Raspberry Pi Zero – 2015 Nov 30
  • Raspberry Pi 3 –      2016 Feb 29
  • Raspberry Pi Zero W- 2017 Feb 28
  • Raspberry Pi Zero WH- 2018 Jan 12
  • Raspberry Pi 3 B+ – 2018 Mar 14

RASPBERRY PI SPECIFICATION

  • BCM2835 SoC Multimedia processor
  • CPU
  • ARM 1176JZF-S (armv6k) 700MHz
  • RISC Architecture and low power draw
  • Not compatible with traditional PC software

GPU

  • Broadcom Video IV
  • Specialized graphical instruction sets

RAM

– 1GB (Model 2, 3)

  • 512MB (Model B rev.2)
  • 256 MB (Model A, Model B rev.1)

PIN DIAGRAM

Raspberry Pi Pin diagram

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENT FOR BOOTING RASPBERRY

  • SD Card Formatter
  • Win32 Disk Imager

STARTING UP WITH RASPBERRY PI BOOTING

  • Download the Raspbian OS / Stretch / AIY project OS from the official websites. Link below

Raspbian stretch OShttps://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

AIY project OS especially for Google assistant project  – 

  • Insert SD card in Card reader plug it into laptop/PC
  • Download “SD card formatter” as well as “Win-32 disk imager” software for Booting OS into the SD card
  • Open SD card formatter
SD card formatter
  • After it detects the SD card, keep that quick format option and click Format
  • After format completed close SD card formatter
  • To Write that OS file (.img file) into the SD card, open “Win32 Disk imager” software.
Win32 disk imager
  • Click Browse option to choose your OS file (.img file) from your downloads
Browse in Win32 disk imager
  • After choosing the OS file click “Write” to burn that OS into the SD card
  • After writing is completed, SD card is ready to run the OS
  • Now insert the SD card into the Raspberry Pi for starting up
  • Plug the 5-volt USB cable or Charger for power supply for Raspberry Pi 
  • Plug the USB keyboard, mouse to the USB port of the raspberry pi
  • Connect the Monitor to raspberry pi using VGA to HDMI converter
  • Just choose initial startup like language, password etc.
Welcome to Raspberry
  • For Wi-Fi click, the Wi-Fi icon looks like below
wifi icon
WiFi icon 
  • Click it and enter the Password for your SSID
  • Similarly, for Bluetooth click that Bluetooth icon

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