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What is Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is a small computer called a microcontroller that anyone can use to learn programming -- from beginners to accomplished engineers. Microcontrollers are tiny computers that can be used to make objects interactive. You can program your Raspberry Pi to take in information from its environment and turn that information into action. 

Getting Started

To get started with Raspberry Pi, you will need to insert an SD card into your Raspberry Pi with the program Raspbian installed. 

Follow these instructions to learn how to set up your Raspberry Pi
NOTE: You will need to attach a mousekeyboard, and monitor to successfully set up your Raspberry Pi. 

Check out the links below for more information on setting up your Raspberry Pi: 

Connect your Raspberry Pi to a Touchscreen

Instead of connecting the Raspberry Pi to a keyboard, mouse and monitor, you can instead connect it to a touchscreen. Borrow a 7" Touchscreen or a 3.5" Touchscreen from the library. 

Watch this video to learn how to connect the touchscreen to your Raspberry Pi:



The project hub on the Raspberry Pi website has tons of great project ideas for all users -- from beginners to advanced programmers. 

These projects will help you get started:

Users will have even more fun with Raspberry Pi after learning some coding skills. Check out these activities to get started:

Looking for something more advanced? Try these Raspberry Pi challenges!

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