Instant Raspberry Pi
Instant Raspberry Pi
The Beginner's Guide to Raspberry Pi setup
About the Book
Instant Raspberry Pi is neither a cookbook nor a recipe book for the Raspberry Pi related projects. However, it is a detailed guide for the setup, basic administration, and usage of Raspberry Pi family of computers. If you are a beginner with Raspberry Pi, then this book is the best point to start learning. It covers following topics,
- Introduction and history of Single Board Computers
- Introduction and history of Raspberry Pi family of computers
- Raspberry Pi setup
- Introduction to Raspbian
- Important commands
- Remotely accessing Raspberry Pi
- Other Raspberry Pi Models
- Overclocking Raspberry Pi
This is the crisp and no non-sense guide for the beginners.
Please do spread the word about it.
Your feedback on the quality of the text and technical topics is most welcome as it helps me to improve my writing skills.
The Book + Configuration Files
This package contains the book and the example configuration files. The example configuration files can be used for setting up Pi and connecting it to network.
- Why am I writing this book?
- Who this book is for?
- How is this book organized?
- What this book is not?
- About the Author
- About the Reviewer
- Errata and Suggestions
- How to Help the Author
1. Single Board Computers
- 1.1 History of SBCs
1.2 Various popular SBC families
- 1.2.1 Raspberry Pi
- 1.2.2 Banana Pi
- 1.2.3 Cubieboard
- 1.2.4 Intel Galileo
- 1.3 SoC
- 1.4 Summary
2. Introduction to Raspberry Pi
2.1 Popular Raspberry Pi models
- 2.1.1 Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+
- 2.1.2 Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
- 2.1.3 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
2.2 Raspberry Pi cases
- 2.2.1 Raspberry Pi Official case
- 2.2.2 Pimoroni Pibow case
- 2.2.3 Raspberry Pi acrylic case
- 2.2.4 Other cases
- 2.3 Where to buy Raspberry Pi and the cases
- 2.4 Summary
- 2.1 Popular Raspberry Pi models
3. Setting up Raspberry Pi
3.1 Hardware required for the setup
- 3.1.1 Raspberry Pi
- 3.1.2 Computer
- 3.1.3 I/O Devices
- 3.1.4 microSD card
- 3.1.5 Power Supply
- 3.1.6 Card Reader
- 3.1.7 Monitor
3.2 Preparing microSD card manually
3.2.1 Download the required freewares
- 184.108.40.206 Download Acclerator Plus
- 220.127.116.11 Win32DiskImager
- 18.104.22.168 WinZip or WinRaR
- 3.2.2 Download and extract the Raspbian OS image
- 3.2.3 Writing the OS image to the microSD card
3.2.4 Altering the contents of
- 3.2.1 Download the required freewares
- 3.3 Booting up the Pi
- 3.4 Configuring the Pi
- 3.5 Summary
- 3.1 Hardware required for the setup
4. Raspbian and useful Linux commands
- 4.1 Raspbian
4.3 Connecting Raspberry Pi to a network and the internet
- 4.3.1 WiFi
- 22.214.171.124 Static IP address
- 126.96.36.199 Dynamic IP address
- 188.8.131.52 Verifying connectivity
4.4 Important Linux commands
4.4.1 updating the Pi
- 184.108.40.206 Updating the firmware
- 220.127.116.11 Updating and Upgrading Raspbian
- 4.4.2 Shutting down and restarting Pi
- 4.4.3 Getting help on Linux commands
4.4.4 Network related commands
iwlist wlan0 scan
4.4.5 System Information Commands
- 18.104.22.168 CPU related information
- 22.214.171.124 Memory related information
- 126.96.36.199 System and version information
- 188.8.131.52 Partition related information
- 184.108.40.206 Other useful commands
- 4.4.1 updating the Pi
- 4.5 Summary
5. Connect to Pi remotely
5.1 Enabling Pi for SSH from
- 5.2 Checking connectivity with Pi from our computer
- 5.3 PuTTY
- 5.4 Accessing Raspberry Pi Desktop remotely
- 5.5 WinSCP
5.6 Connecting to Raspberry Pi using Linux or Mac OS
- 5.6.1 Remote login with SSH
- 5.6.2 X11 Forwarding using SSH
- 5.6.3 SCP for file transfer
- 5.7 Summary
- 5.1 Enabling Pi for SSH from
6. Other Models of Pi
6.1 Raspberry Pi Model 1 B
- 6.1.1 Setting up Raspberry Pi Model 1 B
6.2 Raspberry Pi Model 1 A
- 6.2.1 Setting up and accessing Raspberry Pi Model 1 A
6.3 Raspberry Pi Model 1 A+
- 6.3.1 Setting up and accessing Raspberry Pi Model 1 A+
6.4 Raspberry Pi Zero
- 6.4.1 Setting up and accessing Raspberry Pi Zero
- 6.5 Summary
- 6.1 Raspberry Pi Model 1 B
7. Miscellaneous Topics
- 7.1 Taking the backup of microSD card
7.2 Expanding the filesystem
- 7.2.1 Always take backup before expanding the filesystem
- 7.3 Changing the hostname
- 7.4 Summary
8. Overclocking Pi
- 8.1 Risks of Overclocking Raspberry Pi
8.2 Installing heatsink on Pi
- 8.2.1 Procuring heatsinks
8.3 Overclocking the Pi with
8.4 Overclocking the Pi with
8.4.1 Options in
/boot/config.txtoptions for various models of Pi
- 220.127.116.11 Options for Pi B and Pi B+
- 18.104.22.168 Options for Pi 2
- 22.214.171.124 Options for Pi 3
- 8.4.1 Options in
- 8.5 Summary
- 9. Conclusion
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