The standard Raspberry Pi, $35 version, seems to come without any cables. Assuming standard plugs are available, what cables and devices will be needed to use the device in a mouse-click graphical interface with internet connection?
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You will probably need (it is not the bare minimum but in order for it to be usable as a PC):
- An SD card (Class 4 / 4 GB works fine)
- A HDMI cable to connect to display
- A USB keyboard
- An USB mouse (or not)
- A power supply (in some cases your mobile phone/tablet charger will do, since it uses a standard Micro-USB connector)
- USB-Micro USB cable for power
- Network cable to connect to your router / USB Wi-Fi dongle
If you plan to attach external storage such as USB hard drives, you will probably need a powered USB hub as well, since disks tend to drain a lot of power from USB (and there are only two ports on Raspberry Pi)
At the very least you need:
- Micro USB Power Cable
- Network connection (Ethernet)
- SD Card (4GB suggested, 2GB possible)
This setup will allow you to install an Operating System, ssh into the box and configure it.
If you want a display you will also need a HDMI cable and monitor.