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== I need help with... ==
 
=== Buying a new Raspberry Pi ===
 
Please visit the [[RPi Model Wizard|Model Wizard]] to select your Raspberry Pi.
 
 
=== Booting an OS onto my Raspberry Pi ===
 
Please visit the [[RPi OS Wizard|OS Wizard]] to select your Raspberry Pi OS distribution, or if you'd like to compare the OS distros, visit [[RPi Distributions|OS Distributions]] page to select an OS to boot onto your Raspberry Pi.
 
  
 
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'''Update on lead times as of 28 October 2012:''' The lead time is around 23 days from Farnell and RS.
 
  
Don't have an idea on which to buy? Use the [[RPi Model Wizard|Model Wizard]] to select your Raspberry Pi!
 
  
 
See the [[RPi Buying Guide|Buying Guide]] on how to order one, or visit the [http://www.raspberrypi.org Raspberry Pi Foundation Home Page]
 
See the [[RPi Buying Guide|Buying Guide]] on how to order one, or visit the [http://www.raspberrypi.org Raspberry Pi Foundation Home Page]
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[[File:RpiFront.jpg|300px|thumb|right|The Raspberry Pi production board (model B Rev 2.0)]]
 
[[File:RpiFront.jpg|300px|thumb|right|The Raspberry Pi production board (model B Rev 2.0)]]
  
The Raspberry Pi (short: RPi or RasPi) is an ultra-low-cost ($25-$35) credit-card sized Linux computer which was conceived with the primary goal of teaching computer programming to children. It was developed by the [http://www.raspberrypi.org Raspberry Pi Foundation], which is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409). The foundation exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing. The device is expected to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world ([[RPi_Philosophy|Read more]]).
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The Raspberry Pi (short: RPi or RasPi) is an ultra-low-cost ($25-$35) credit-card sized Linux computer which was conceived with the primary goal of teaching computer programming to children. It was developed by the [http://www.raspberrypi.org Raspberry Pi Foundation], which is a UK registered charity (Registration Number [http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1129409&SubsidiaryNumber=0 1129409]). The foundation exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing. The device is expected to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world ([[RPi_Philosophy|Read more]]).
  
Raspberry Pi is manufactured and sold in partnership with the worldwide industrial distributors [http://www.farnell.com/ Premier Farnell/Element 14] and [http://rswww.com/ RS Components].
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Raspberry Pi is manufactured and sold in partnership with the worldwide industrial distributors [http://www.farnell.com/ Premier Farnell/Element 14] and [http://rswww.com/ RS Components], and the Chinese distributor [http://www.egoman.com.cn/ Egoman Technology Corp]<ref>http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3195</ref>.
  
 
* You can get the latest news from the [http://www.raspberrypi.org Foundation Home Page], the [http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=Raspberry_Pi Twitter Feed] or in the [http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/general-discussion/news-articles-and-blog-posts-about-raspberry-pi forums].
 
* You can get the latest news from the [http://www.raspberrypi.org Foundation Home Page], the [http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=Raspberry_Pi Twitter Feed] or in the [http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/general-discussion/news-articles-and-blog-posts-about-raspberry-pi forums].
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== Getting Started ==
 
== Getting Started ==
 
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=== [[Buying RPi|Buying Guide]] ===
 
=== [[Buying RPi|Buying Guide]] ===
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The [[RPi Model Wizard|Model Wizard]] will help you select your model to buy.
 
 
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Where can I get one and for how much?
 
Where can I get one and for how much?
* The Raspberry Pi can no longer only be purchased via their official distribution partners - detailed information can be found on the [[Buying RPi | RPi Buying Guide]] page.
 
  
* Additional accessories, peripherals and merchandise will also be available through the [http://www.raspberrypi.com/ Raspberry Pi Shop], as well as [http://thepihut.com/ The Pi Hut's Raspberry Pi Store] and many others on Amazon [http://www.amazon.co.uk/ Amazon UK] and eBay [http://www.ebay.co.uk/ eBay UK] websites.
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* Base price is $25 for the model A and $35 for the model B Raspberry Pi. This price excludes local taxes and shipping.
  
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* The Raspberry Pi's official worldwide distribution partners are [http://www.farnell.com/ Premier Farnell/Element 14] and [http://rswww.com/ RS Components]
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* Detailed information and  other resellers can be found on the [[RPi Buying | Buying Guide]] page.
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* You can find out which peripherals and such are tested to work with the Pi in the [[RPi_VerifiedPeripherals  |  Verified Peripherals]] section
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=== [[RPi Hardware Basic Setup|Basic Setup]] ===
 
=== [[RPi Hardware Basic Setup|Basic Setup]] ===
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* Become familiar with the [[RPi Hardware Basic Setup#Connecting_Together | board layout and connect]] it ready for power up.
 
* Become familiar with the [[RPi Hardware Basic Setup#Connecting_Together | board layout and connect]] it ready for power up.
 
* If you have not been provided with a pre-setup SD card you will need to prepare one with your chosen [[RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup | Operating System distribution]]
 
* If you have not been provided with a pre-setup SD card you will need to prepare one with your chosen [[RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup | Operating System distribution]]
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* If you are not using a HDMI monitor you may need to set up the correct video mode by editing the [[RPiconfig]] text file on the SD-card.
 
* Note: On the Debian OS after you log in you need to type '''startx''' at the prompt to get a graphic desktop.
 
* Note: On the Debian OS after you log in you need to type '''startx''' at the prompt to get a graphic desktop.
 
* Particularly after first boot its important to do a clean shutdown with the command '''sudo halt'''
 
* Particularly after first boot its important to do a clean shutdown with the command '''sudo halt'''
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* '''Having problems? Try the [[R-Pi_Troubleshooting | Troubleshooting]] page.'''
 
* '''Having problems? Try the [[R-Pi_Troubleshooting | Troubleshooting]] page.'''
  
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=== [[RPi Beginners|Beginners Guide]] ===
 
=== [[RPi Beginners|Beginners Guide]] ===
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* Learn about the basics with the [http://h2g2.com/dna/h2g2/A13735596 H2G2 - Introducing the Raspberry Pi] entry.
 
* Learn about the basics with the [http://h2g2.com/dna/h2g2/A13735596 H2G2 - Introducing the Raspberry Pi] entry.
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* Read a small book for the Raspberry Pi Beginner [http://bitkistl.blogspot.co.at/2013/01/raspberry-pi-e-book.html]
  
 
* Get started with some basic projects and tutorials:
 
* Get started with some basic projects and tutorials:
[http://www.youtube.com/user/RaspberryPiTutorials Raspberry Pi YouTube Tutorials]<br />
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**[http://www.youtube.com/user/RaspberryPiTutorials Raspberry Pi YouTube Tutorials]<br />
[http://www.youtube.com/user/RaspberryPiBeginners Another set of video tutorials]
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**[http://www.pibeginners.com Raspberry Pi IV Beginners]<br />
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**[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgyU3jNA6VjS3ij6ZXbb2x4GdEP3bAWzO My First Raspberry Pi Game]
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**[http://files.nathanbookham.com/raspberry-pi Guides, tutorials, tools and distribution downloads]
  
[[RPi Tutorial Easy GPIO Hardware & Software|Easy GPIO Hardware & Software]] - in-progress at the moment
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*[[RPi Tutorial Easy GPIO Hardware & Software|Easy GPIO Hardware & Software]] - in-progress at the moment
Example projects/tuts which can be linked from here
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(or from within a beginners guide page perhaps):
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  Setup XBMC media centre
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  Programming tutorials (Liams YouTube etc)
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  Easy GPIO (when complete or similar thing).
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  Also links to some basic linux user guides.
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* Take a look through the [[#Community|Community]] section, which contains a range of beginner and advanced tutorials and guides, as well as groups to help you find like-minded developers.
 
* Take a look through the [[#Community|Community]] section, which contains a range of beginner and advanced tutorials and guides, as well as groups to help you find like-minded developers.
  
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* Pick up a copy of [http://www.pi-supply.com/product/raspberry-pi-handbook/ the Raspberry Pi Handbook] to get you started on some fantastic projects
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* Get started with Linux: [http://raspberrywebserver.com/linux-basics/ Linux Basics]
 
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* The unit will support a range of [[RPi VerifiedPeripherals|devices, peripherals and accessories]].
 
* The unit will support a range of [[RPi VerifiedPeripherals|devices, peripherals and accessories]].
 
* The [[Rpi Low-level peripherals|Low-level interfaces]] allow the use of optional [[RPi Expansion Boards|Expansion Boards]] in a wide range of projects.
 
* The [[Rpi Low-level peripherals|Low-level interfaces]] allow the use of optional [[RPi Expansion Boards|Expansion Boards]] in a wide range of projects.
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* The Foundation has launched a [[Rpi Camera Module|camera module]] with a 5MPixel sensor capable of capturing video at 30fps at 1080p
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* [[RPi_Serial_Connection|Serial port]] connection instructions
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* [[RPi_GPIO_Interface_Circuits|GPIO interface circuits]] for connecting switches, relays, etc
 
* For more advanced issues including see [[RPi Advanced Setup|Advanced Setup]].
 
* For more advanced issues including see [[RPi Advanced Setup|Advanced Setup]].
 
* [[RPi Peripherals|Setting up peripherals - examples/HowTos]]
 
* [[RPi Peripherals|Setting up peripherals - examples/HowTos]]
 
* [[RaspberryPi Boards|List of boards and user feedback]]
 
* [[RaspberryPi Boards|List of boards and user feedback]]
 
* [[RPi 5V PSU construction|Power Supply construction - HowTo]]
 
* [[RPi 5V PSU construction|Power Supply construction - HowTo]]
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* [[RaspberryPi_Comparison|Comparison]] to other hardware
 
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The Raspberry Pi will run a range of OS Distributions and run a variety of software.
 
The Raspberry Pi will run a range of OS Distributions and run a variety of software.
 
* See [[RPi Software|Software]] for an overview, and [[RPi Distributions|OS Distributions]] for supported operating system and pre-configured 'images'.
 
* See [[RPi Software|Software]] for an overview, and [[RPi Distributions|OS Distributions]] for supported operating system and pre-configured 'images'.
*Main OS distributions include [[RPi Distributions#Debian_ARM | Debian ARM]], [[RPi Distributions#Fedora | Fedora]], [[RPi Distributions#KidsRuby | KidsRuby]] and [http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Puppi Puppi] from Puppy Linux.
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*Officially supported OS distributions include [[RPi Distributions#Raspbian | Raspbian]], [[RPi Distributions#Arch | Arch Linux]] and [[RPi Distributions#RISC OS  | RISC OS Open]].
*Advice is also available if you want to [[Rpi_kernel_compilation|compile a kernel]] or [[RPi_Performance|test the Pi's performance]].
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*Many unofficial distributions are available on the  [[RPi Distributions |  Distributions page]].
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*Advice is also available if you want to [[Rpi_kernel_compilation|compile a kernel]], [[RPi_U-Boot|boot from the network using U-Boot]], or [[RPi_Performance|test the Pi's performance]].
 
*The Raspberry Pi supports a wide range of [[RPi Programming|programming languages]], with many tutorials available.
 
*The Raspberry Pi supports a wide range of [[RPi Programming|programming languages]], with many tutorials available.
*Information about installing specific [[RPi_applications|applications]] is available through the link.
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*Information about installing. specific [[RPi_applications|applications]] is available through the link.
 
*Extensive (boot) configuration info (config.txt) is available [[RPi_config.txt|here]].
 
*Extensive (boot) configuration info (config.txt) is available [[RPi_config.txt|here]].
*Monitor your Raspberry Pi with Raspcontrol [[Raspcontrol|here]]
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*Information about various utilities that can be used with your Raspberry Pi can be found [[RPi_Utilities  | here]].
  
 
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=== [[RPi Documentation|Documentation]] ===
 
=== [[RPi Documentation|Documentation]] ===
 
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Documentation relating to the Raspberry Pi can be found [[RPi Documentation|here]].
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=== Datasheets ===
  
[[RPi DatasheetCategories|Frambozenier.org Documentation Project Datasheets]]
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[[RPi Documentation|IC Datasheets and schematics]] links page.
  
Example documents which can be linked from here (or sub page):
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[[RPi DatasheetCategories|Datasheets organised by category]] from the Frambozenier.org project.
  Official Datasheets
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  White Papers
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  User Manuals
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  Recommended books (perhaps)
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=== RPi Troubleshooting ===
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=== Troubleshooting ===
  
 
Head over to the [[R-Pi Troubleshooting|troubleshooting page]] for help fixing common problems.
 
Head over to the [[R-Pi Troubleshooting|troubleshooting page]] for help fixing common problems.
  
=== RPi Bugs ===
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=== Bugs ===
  
 
Head over to the [[RPi_Bugs|bugs page]] for a list of known bugs.
 
Head over to the [[RPi_Bugs|bugs page]] for a list of known bugs.
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* STEP ZIP http://sdrv.ms/JMhv18
 
* STEP ZIP http://sdrv.ms/JMhv18
 
* SketchUp http://scc.jezmckean.com/item/581
 
* SketchUp http://scc.jezmckean.com/item/581
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* SketchUp8 http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=327d6b1d8bd6130d6fbd6b70c7f1d3e0
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* Eagle 5 http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=4457
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* STEP and various formats at [http://www.tracepartsonline.net/%28S%28czkwmf55urqpe2n0xbjcc5qs%29%29/partdetails.aspx?CFSUB=1&CF=3&ExportCADModel=1 tracepartsonline]
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* http://www.tronetix.com/joomla/index.php/projects
 
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*An important source of information and guides is the [http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum Official Forum].
 
*An important source of information and guides is the [http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum Official Forum].
*Knowledgeable users may want to review and help out with the [[RPi Tasks |Tasks page]].
 
 
*Get started by following some of the many [[RPi Tutorials | Tutorials]].
 
*Get started by following some of the many [[RPi Tutorials | Tutorials]].
 
*Common tasks and useful tips are available through the [[RPi Guides | Guides page]].  
 
*Common tasks and useful tips are available through the [[RPi Guides | Guides page]].  
 
*Projects can be found, and added to, on the [[RPi Projects |Projects page]].
 
*Projects can be found, and added to, on the [[RPi Projects |Projects page]].
 
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*Raspberry Pi Datasheets can be found on the [[RPi DatasheetCategories |DataSheets page]].
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*Knowledgeable users may want to review and help out with project wishlist items on the [[RPi Tasks |Tasks page]].
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* There are many tutorials, example projects and guides in [http://www.themagpi.com The MagPi Magazine] - which is available free online or to purchase in printed form.
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* Some more great projects and setup guides in [http://www.pi-supply.com/product/raspberry-pi-handbook/ the Raspberry Pi Handbook]
  
 
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*The Raspberry Pi Foundation's aims include encouraging education. Several groups including [http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/ Computing At School] aim to bring Computing Science back into schools.
 
*The Raspberry Pi Foundation's aims include encouraging education. Several groups including [http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/ Computing At School] aim to bring Computing Science back into schools.
 
*Go to the [[Rpi Education|Education Page]] to add your project and find helpful links.
 
*Go to the [[Rpi Education|Education Page]] to add your project and find helpful links.
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*Raspberry Jams are a great way to meet other Raspberry Pi users, share ideas and tips and learn more. To find a Raspberry Jam near you, see the [http://raspberryjam.org.uk/ Raspberry Jam] page.
  
 
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=== [[RPi Community|Supporting Communities]] ===
 
=== [[RPi Community|Supporting Communities]] ===
 
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* [http://www.frambozenbier.org/index.php/ 'Frambozenbier' (Raspberry Pi Homebrew)]
 
* [http://www.frambozenbier.org/index.php/ 'Frambozenbier' (Raspberry Pi Homebrew)]
 
* [http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/ Stack Exchange Forum]
 
* [http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/ Stack Exchange Forum]
* [http://www.raspberrymod.com/ Raspberrymod] and [http://www.raspberrypiforums.com/forum RPiforums] Un-Official Raspberry Pi Discussion Boards
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* [http://www.raspberrypiforums.com/forum RaspberryPiForums] Un-Official Raspberry Pi Discussion Board
 
* [http://www.raspberrypi-spanish.es Non-official community of Raspberry Pi in spanish language]
 
* [http://www.raspberrypi-spanish.es Non-official community of Raspberry Pi in spanish language]
 
* [http://www.worldofpi.com/ World Of Pi] A forum based on all things Raspberry Pi.
 
* [http://www.worldofpi.com/ World Of Pi] A forum based on all things Raspberry Pi.
* [[RPi Community Magazine]] - User contributed eMagazine, get involved!
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* [[TheMagPi|The MagPi Magazine]] - Community based, free eMagazine, get involved!
 
* [[RaspberryPi Osdev]] - Hardware specific OS-development community, sitting in freenode.net#raspberrypi-osdev.
 
* [[RaspberryPi Osdev]] - Hardware specific OS-development community, sitting in freenode.net#raspberrypi-osdev.
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* [news:comp.sys.raspberry-pi news:comp.sys.raspberry-pi] - Usenet newsgroup
 
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[[File:Rasp_turn_around.gif|200px|thumb|right|A 3D rendering of the Raspberry Pi logo<!--by forum user Antario. [http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/projects-and-collaboration-general/raspberry-pi-3d-logo-animation Source]-->]]
 
[[File:Rasp_turn_around.gif|200px|thumb|right|A 3D rendering of the Raspberry Pi logo<!--by forum user Antario. [http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/projects-and-collaboration-general/raspberry-pi-3d-logo-animation Source]-->]]
We are governed by the [[Project:RPi_Council|RPi Wiki Council]] (RPWC). New guidelines not made by Ghans alone are currently being drafted. As the RPi wiki is currently a wreck, the council's current goal is to clean up the RPi Wiki!
 
  
 
=== Translations ===
 
=== Translations ===
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* English: [[R-Pi Hub]]
 
* English: [[R-Pi Hub]]
* French: [[FR:R-Pi Hub]]
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* Français: [[FR:R-Pi Hub]]
* German: [[DE:R-Pi Hub]]
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* Português: [[Pt-BR:R-Pi Hub]]
* Greek: [[EL:R-Pi Hub]]
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* 简体中文: [[Zh-CN:RPi_信息中心]]
* Hungarian: [[HU:R-Pi Hub]]
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* Deutsch: [[DE:R-Pi_Hub]]
* Japanese: [[JP:R-Pi_Hub]]
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* Polish: [[PL:R-Pi_Hub]]
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* Portugese: [[pt-BR:Raspberry Pi Board]]
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* Romanian: [[RO:R-Pi_Hub]]
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* Russian: [[RU:RaspberryPiBoard]]
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* Українська: [[UA:R-Pi Hub]]
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* Spanish: [[ES:R-Pi Hub]]
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* Italiano: [[IT:R-Pi Hub]]
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* Chinese:[[CH:R-Pi Hub]]
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* Hebrew:[[HE:R-Pi Hub]]
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* 한국어:[[KR:R-Pi Hub]]
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Any help translating would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to those who have already contributed!
 
Any help translating would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to those who have already contributed!
 
=== Admins/Contributors ===
 
The wiki is governed by the [[Project:RPi_Council|Raspberry Pi Wiki Council]].
 
  
 
= References =
 
= References =

Latest revision as of 15:27, 17 March 2014

Notice: The Raspberry Pi Wiki pages on this site is collaborative work - the Raspberry Pi Foundation is not responsible for content on these pages.
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Now shipping to customers

See the Buying Guide on how to order one, or visit the Raspberry Pi Foundation Home Page

About

The Raspberry Pi production board (model B Rev 2.0)

The Raspberry Pi (short: RPi or RasPi) is an ultra-low-cost ($25-$35) credit-card sized Linux computer which was conceived with the primary goal of teaching computer programming to children. It was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409). The foundation exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing. The device is expected to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world (Read more).

Raspberry Pi is manufactured and sold in partnership with the worldwide industrial distributors Premier Farnell/Element 14 and RS Components, and the Chinese distributor Egoman Technology Corp[1].

  • Products are RoHS, CE, FCC, CTick, CSA and WEEE compliant[2]. In common with all Electronic and Electrical products the Raspberry Pi should not be disposed of in household waste. Please contact the distributor from whom you purchased your Raspberry Pi device for details regarding WEEE in your country.
  • Price: 25USD Model A, 35USD for Model B, excluding taxes, postage and packaging. For information about availability and shipping see the Buying Guide.


History

If you are interested in why the Raspberry Pi was created, and why it is what it is, check the General History page, which highlights relevant events in its history. It is not intended to be a detailed history, so it can be read quickly. You could also check the design changes page for how the Raspberry Pi has evolved, and the manufacturing differences page that may help if you are having problems with your board.

Getting Started

Buying Guide


Where can I get one and for how much?

  • Base price is $25 for the model A and $35 for the model B Raspberry Pi. This price excludes local taxes and shipping.
  • You can find out which peripherals and such are tested to work with the Pi in the Verified Peripherals section

Basic Setup


First little Raspberry Pi Steps...

  • Ensure you have all the equipment you need to go with your Raspberry Pi.
  • Become familiar with the board layout and connect it ready for power up.
  • If you have not been provided with a pre-setup SD card you will need to prepare one with your chosen Operating System distribution
  • If you are not using a HDMI monitor you may need to set up the correct video mode by editing the RPiconfig text file on the SD-card.
  • Note: On the Debian OS after you log in you need to type startx at the prompt to get a graphic desktop.
  • Particularly after first boot its important to do a clean shutdown with the command sudo halt

Beginners Guide


You've just got your new Raspberry Pi device - what now?

  • Read a small book for the Raspberry Pi Beginner [1]
  • Take a look through the Community section, which contains a range of beginner and advanced tutorials and guides, as well as groups to help you find like-minded developers.

Resources

Hardware & Peripherals


Software & OS Distributions


The Raspberry Pi will run a range of OS Distributions and run a variety of software.

Documentation


Datasheets

IC Datasheets and schematics links page.

Datasheets organised by category from the Frambozenier.org project.

Troubleshooting

Head over to the troubleshooting page for help fixing common problems.

Bugs

Head over to the bugs page for a list of known bugs.

RPi Model B 3D CAD files

Theses are various 3D CAD Versions in both RAR and ZIP.

Community

Projects, Guides & Tutorials


  • An important source of information and guides is the Official Forum.
  • Get started by following some of the many Tutorials.
  • Common tasks and useful tips are available through the Guides page.
  • Projects can be found, and added to, on the Projects page.
  • Raspberry Pi Datasheets can be found on the DataSheets page.
  • Knowledgeable users may want to review and help out with project wishlist items on the Tasks page.
  • There are many tutorials, example projects and guides in The MagPi Magazine - which is available free online or to purchase in printed form.
  • Some more great projects and setup guides in the Raspberry Pi Handbook

Schools, Universities, Clubs & Groups


  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation's aims include encouraging education. Several groups including Computing At School aim to bring Computing Science back into schools.
  • Go to the Education Page to add your project and find helpful links.
  • Raspberry Jams are a great way to meet other Raspberry Pi users, share ideas and tips and learn more. To find a Raspberry Jam near you, see the Raspberry Jam page.

Supporting Communities


The Raspberry Pi Community is steadily growing:

About the RPi Wiki

Do not be afraid to add your bit, content is vital for the wiki to function.

A 3D rendering of the Raspberry Pi logo

Translations

The wiki is being translated into several languages, some of which can be seen on the hub banner above. Current languages include:

Any help translating would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to those who have already contributed!

References

  1. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3195
  2. http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-44828/l/raspberry-pi-safety-data-sheet