It isn’t hard to connect up a Pi system. If you never move your Pi, you only have to do it once. After that, you can leave everything connected.
If your Pi system is ready and waiting in a big — but organized — pile, you’re ready to get it working. (If it’s not, see the checklist in Chapter 1.)
Start by finding a flat space on a desk with enough space for a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. You probably need more space than you think, so grab the biggest space you can find.
If you can’t find a desk, maybe you can set up on the floor. It won’t be as comfortable as a desk, but it will do to get started, as long as you get a desk soon and remember not to tread on the Pi by accident.
No, using a Pi won’t make you a superhero — not unless you count programming and game skills as superpowers.
Computers need electricity, and all the parts of a Pi system need their own power sockets.
You usually need at ...