Setting up my @Raspberry_Pi #Zero ...
|My Pi Zero|
First, it is worth getting the kit from PiHut - the preloaded SD card and adapters made life easier.
You must make sure that you have -
- A micro-USB power source
- A MicroHDMI to HDMI adapter
- A HDMI cable
- A male microUSB to female USB Adapter
- A USB hub (I used a powered version)
- MicroSD card
- WiFi Dongle (optional but essential)
Setting up was part doddle, part ask the audience.
Once all the bits are plugged in, it boots up and gives you a choice of installing either Raspbian or the OpenELEC media centre. It was a no brainer - I checked that Raspbian box and went off into happy geek land.
I have not included images of the installation process as they are pretty boring.
Once installed - it is up and running - with the WiFi adapter attached it is running. It detected the WiFi - would find my Wireless Network but would not create a route to the default gateway or load any DNS settings.
However, fret not - my superhero friend Kevin Large gave me a config to add to one of the .conf files. Your WiFi may attached, however, now each time I reboot, I have some nice core code doing the work for me.
Next mission - is to create a project - suggestions are welcome, I am thinking around listening tech.