Who should follow this tutorial?
If this is your first experience with Raspberry Pi, and you're using a starter kit for a Raspberry Pi Zero W, then this tutorial is for you. We'll plug everything into where it needs to be, install an operating system and fire up our Pi Zero W (PZW) for the first time! We'll run through the essentials like setting up the keyboard to work properly, connecting to WiFi, and have a look at a few of the features on offer.
What you'll need
- Raspberry Pi Zero W Starter Kit
- Keyboard and mouse - a wireless keyboard and mouse kit that share a single USB dongle is ideal. If you have separate USB devices you'll need a USB hub to plug them both into your Pi.
- Monitor with HDMI lead.
Where to from here?
Now that our Pi is up and running, you may be wondering where to go from here. We've put together a free online Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners which will get you up to speed with a lot of the features and capabilities of your new Pi. In this one video we've covered the essentials of Chapter 1. I'm using a different model Pi in the workshop, but that won't matter - We're using the same operating system here, and all the instructions will be the same