Your first Raspberry Pi: A buyer’s guide


If you’ve taken a look at some of our Raspberry Pi tutorials and have decided you’d like to take the plunge and get involved, knowing exactly what purchase can be somewhat daunting. There are different models and cases to consider, various methods of connectivity and storage options to factor in – not to mention planning what you’re going to do with it. It’s a lot of work for something that’s the size of a deck of cards.

In this guide, I explore the wide number of options there are when it comes to selecting the right Raspberry Pi kit so that you’re ready to take on any project.

We’ve been experimenting over at Mactuts+ recently and recently began publishing electronics-based tutorials that involve the Raspberry Pi or Arduino. For newcomers, I’ve written a complete buyers guide for anyone looking to get involved with the Raspberry Pi that covers everything you might need, from the case to the keyboard.