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I've always been interested in technology trying new programs/games, tinking with a few mediocre languages, and been learning a big one for a while now at college. However, I've longed to get into Raspberry Pi's and I wonder where I should start.

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Start at the MagPi Magazine there's lots of projects to try. Everything from the MagPi Mag is available as a free download or can be purchased printed on pulped dead trees.

Getting a Raspberry is easy, you need a RPi3B+, an official power supply, an official keyboard & mouse and a HDMI cable to connect it to your TV.

Something like the ModMyPi ultimate kit may be an easy way to get all the parts in a single bundle {Note: I am not affiliated to ModMyPi in any way}

  • Are all projects, in the magazines, on projects.raspberrypi.org/en @Dougie? – AlienDrew Apr 3 at 4:53
  • @AlienDrew I don't think so. Projects.raspberrypi.org is a fairly new addition. The MagPi (originally an end-user created magazine) has been running a lot longer. – Dougie Apr 4 at 21:55
  • Would you say the magazine has better projects than the link then? – AlienDrew Apr 4 at 23:22
  • Having been part of the original editting team I'm biased. I think the projects books are a good starting point for everyone. The benefit of the magazine is you're getting something new every month. You'll also get a Raspberry Zero (or 3A+) if you take a subscription. – Dougie Apr 5 at 6:28
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You need

  • the latest Raspberry Pi 3+
  • an microSD card
  • an micro-USB powersupply (2100 mA or more)

Click on the official "Buy now" link here. After that, have a look at the (extensive) materials, worksheets, projects and documentation here:

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pathways/getting-started-with-raspberry-pi

The Raspberry Pi website is full of materials for teachers, schoolchildren and everybody else who wants to learn programming, physical computing and much more with the Pi :

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en

  • Does the link have better projects than the MagPi magazine? – AlienDrew Apr 4 at 23:23
  • I think they are just different. The projects on the homepage probably better structured for classroom use. – flakeshake Apr 5 at 5:23

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