Craving some Raspberry Pi, but don’t know where to start? Let Matt Richardson, MAKE Contributing Editor, ITP Resident Research Fellow and co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi help you get started.

At Maker Faire NYC, Matt explained to an interested crowd what a Raspberry Pi is and what you need to get started. He describes one of his own projects, a bicycle headlight that projects speed or other information onto the road ahead of the rider. That’s just one of many ideas people have used the Raspberry Pi for.

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An inexpensive single board computer, the Raspberry Pi includes integrated USB ports, Ethernet for getting online, video outputs, and input/output pins for interacting with your project. Retailing for less than $40, the Raspberry Pi lets you tinker with a computer without risking a more expensive computer or laptop.

(This is one of four times Matt presented this talk during Maker Faire weekend, thus ‘Raspberry Pi III’ on the video title. I felt this version of the video captured his content best.)