Raspberry Pi for Beginners

The Raspberry Pi is a great platform for computing, building electronics projects and education. Based on a Linux operating system, the computers are small, as small as a credit card, but some even smaller, the size of a stick of gum. They are easy to use, easy to program and easy to make into pretty much anything you'd need a computer to do.

But there seems to be a baffling array of options, and it can be quite hard for beginners to get their heads around what's available and how to make all the parts into a viable computer or electronics project. The Pi opens up options for making small single-use computers around the home for a variety of tasks like music players, game consoles and TV and video boxes, but how can you get started with that?

In this simple tutorial expert trainer Phil South talks you through the basics of the Raspberry Pi, how to get it up and running, the accessories and add-ons you can find and use, and what kinds of projects you can set these miraculous little computers to right away.

The tutorial is over twenty mins long and contains everything you need to get up and running.