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Raspberry Pi Blueprints by Dan Nixon

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Setting up the Pi

In order to get the Pi up and running, the bare minimum you will need is a USB power supply, micro USB cable, an Ethernet cable to connect the Pi to your network, and an SD card that has at least 4 GB memory. Although, later on, some projects will need a larger capacity of the SD card.

While a monitor, mouse, and keyboard can also be used for a lot of the projects in this book, they are not actually required assuming that you have a network that runs a DHCP server, which you can connect with the Pi in order to set it up over SSH.

It is worth mentioning now that for a USB-powered device, the Pi is quite power-hungry (drawing around 600-700 mA), therefore, while the Pi can be powered from a USB port, which is usually rated for around ...

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