For those of you who haven’t yet played around with Raspberry Pi, this one’s for you. In this how-to video, I walk you through how to get a Raspberry Pi up and running. It’s the first in a series of Raspberry Pi videos that I’m making to accompany Getting Started with Raspberry Pi, a book I wrote with Shawn Wallace. The book covers Raspberry Pi and Linux basics and then works up to using Scratch, Python, GPIO (to control LED’s and switches), and web development on the board.

If you’re intrigued by what you see but don’t yet have a Raspberry Pi, check out the Raspberry Pi Starter Kit in the Maker Shed. The kit includes a lot of what you’ll need and even a copy of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi.

Keep an eye out for more Raspberry Pi videos in the coming months and leave a comment if there’s any particular material that you’d like to see covered in a MAKE video.

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[Editor’s note: the links to the Maker Shed products listed above have been updated to reflect more recent iterations.]