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Pi anyone?

March 14 is national pi day (not PIE) 3.14..........

Of the many kinds of pi's out there, the latest Raspberry Pi version 3 was released on 3-14-18 dubbbed the 3b+

If you have ever thought of dabbling in making your own computer, here is the scoop on getting started.

Before you plug anything into your Raspberry Pi, make sure that you have all the equipment you need:
1. A monitor or TV with the correct cable and adapter - Let's get started by making sure you have all the cables and accessories you will need, and showing you how to plug them all in.
2. A micro USB power supply - The official and recommended universal micro USB power supply for Raspberry Pi $10.99
3. A wired keyboard and mouse, or a wireless keyboard and mouse with a Bluetooth adapter
4. A micro SD card
5. A Raspberry Pi -
The basic Pi is a $35 investment. it has 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-band wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE, faster Ethernet, and Power-over-Ethernet support (with separate PoE HAT)

To get started with Raspberry Pi, you also need an operating system. If you haven't purchased a pre-installed SD card, details on how to install an operating system onto an SD card can be found in thissoftware guide. Find out how to get an operating system onto your micro SD card so you can start using software on your Raspberry Pi. These subjects are covered here: Downloading and installing the Raspberry Pi software; Learn how to update your SD card; Connect your Raspberry Pi to WiFi; Learn how to install more applications; Discover how to back up your SD card; Start learning or making with free resources.

Sometimes you need to access a Raspberry Pi without connecting it to a monitor. Perhaps the Pi is embedded in something like a robot, or you may want to view some information from it from elsewhere. Maybe you simply don't have a spare monitor! You can find more information on accessing your Raspberry Pi remotely here.

OK so now you have one- what do I do with it? Here are some projects:

Raspberry Pi: Top projects to try yourself

20 of the best projects to try on the Raspberry Pi 3 microcomputer

15 tasty treats to bake in March 2018

With this device users can place treasure upon a map and use GPS to track their progress to the treasure.

Finally you may want to join a blog for more information

You may want to download a PDF paper with all this info. Get it here.

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