How to set up a Raspberry Pi module with default settings

Raspberry Pi is a single board, low powered single board computer available for a very low price. It is one of the best boards to build solutions that come under the Internet of things or IoT. It comes out of the box with an operating system calls as NOOBS which comes out as New Out Of the Box Software. In this guide, we will be taking a look at how to set this default environment up for a new Raspberry Pi board.

Read: Differences between Raspberry Pi A+ and Raspberry Pi B+.

How to set up a Raspberry Pi module with default settings

Set up Raspberry Pi module with default settings

We will talk about the following aspects of setting up the Raspberry Pi module with default settings:

  • The Power Supply
  • The Storage.
  • Input devices.
  • The output display.

These are the minimum components that will help you in setting up the Raspberry Pi module. In addition to these, you can also connect a case, ethernet connection, and more.

The following will be the steps to get Raspberry Pi ready:

  1. Get the SD Card ready.
  2. Powering on the Raspberry Pi.
  3. Setting up the environment.

1] Get the SD Card ready

Get the latest version of NOOBS or RASPBIAN from their official website here.

Extract the contents of the downloaded ZIP to the formatted SD Card using your Windows 10 computer.

2] Powering on the Raspberry Pi

To make sure that all the components of the board are safe, you would have to plug in the components in the given order.

Insert the SD card where you extracted the files for your operating system.

Connect the USB Mouse and then the keyboard.

Finally, plug in the display cable not matter if you are using HDMI or VGA.

Just plug in any of the optional devices if you want to.

And just plug in the power supply and boot it.

You will see the following loading screen on the main display.

There you go.

You will land on this Desktop after a few seconds.

Set up Raspberry Pi module with default settings

Next, we will be setting up the environment.

3] Setting up the environment

Run the Welcome to Raspberry Pi application.

It will take you through the setup guide.

Select Next to initiate the setup.

Set your Country, Language, and Timezone and then select Next to proceed ahead.

Put up a strong password and select Next again.

Set up your WiFI on the next screen and upon selecting Next, it will check for software updates,

If any updates are found, it will download and install it.

You will get a Setup Complete message. Now, you will have to Restart your Pi immediately or later to complete the setup.

In case you need some further help, you can always refer to their Help section of the Raspberry Pi project.

I hope this guide helps!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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