What accessories do I need to make my new Raspberry Pi work?

Official Raspberry Pi Case

Surely many of you either have a Raspberry Pi or have thought buy a Raspberry Pi to use as a small computer. For an expert user it is easy to know what you need to work but what and a novice user? Is it better to go to a kit or buy all the accessories separately? What do you think?

The truth is that there are many accessories and for a novice user it is confusing, so we show you basic accessories and where to get them so that our Raspberry Pi can function properly from day one.One of the first things that we will need and in which we must not skimp is the current charger. Raspberry Pi uses a mobile charger as a power cable. It is the most important accessory because if the energy it provides is insufficient, our hob will not work well. In this case it is advisable to take the official charger, but if you don't have a lot of money, a mobile charger with 2A or 1A will be more than enough.

The charger for Raspberry Pi is one of the accessories in which it is not advisable to skimp money

The next accessory that we urgently need a microsd card (SD if we have the old models). This card will be the board's hard drive and we need it to be a fast and wide microsd card. The price of this accessory is currently very cheap, although if we do not want to spend a lot of money, mobile cards will work.

The keyboard and mouse are two other accessories that we will need. It is normal to have at least one of them at home, but from my experience with the plate, it is better to opt for a set of wireless keyboard and mouse. The reason for this is simple, if we plug the two accessories into the board, it will need more power, but if we opt for a wireless model, the board will only power the bluetooth device whose consumption is small.

La logitech solution It is quite interesting for the Raspberry Pi, although the most gourmets opt for a mobile keyboard. The HDMI cable is another necessary element to see what our Raspberry Pi does, but it is not important. If we do not have this cable we can always choose to use an rca cable that we will get from any old game console or we can buy a vga-hdmi cablethat will allow us to connect our monitor to the raspberry board.

Finally, we will need a housing to cover the plate and not be damaged. On the Internet there are many cases for Raspberry Pi, but if you do not want to spend a lot of money, it is better to opt for Lego blocks. This simple toy is very effective in building a custom Raspberry Pi case and it is also very affordable since everyone has this toy at home.

Conclusion about these accessories

If you notice, these accessories can be obtained quickly since many we find them in other gadgets that we have at home. Also is true that They are not the only gadgets that exist for Raspberry Pi, but if they are the basic ones to make our raspberry plate work. Now it's your turn to do the math. While choosing a kit with its high price and having duplicate accessories or simply choosing to choose the accessories we need What do you choose?


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