The official Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit is a great start to get up and running with the Pi. This kit provides you with the official case, power supply and HDMI cable with a preloaded microSD card with the Raspbian operating system and the Raspberry Pi 3 model B of course. Just add your keyboard, and monitor.
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer, geared towards enabling people of all ages to explore computing and programming in languages like Scratch and Python. It runs Linux based operating systems from an SD card and is capable of doing everything a typical computer can do, from browsing the internet to making spreadsheets, playing games and word-processing.
The Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital projects, from home media centres and arcade gaming systems to autonomous robots and automated drip irrigation systems.
The included User Guide for Raspberry Pi will walk you through how to get up and running with your new board, but it doesn’t stop there. Learn how to use your Raspberry Pi to set up Minecraft™, a standalone media centre with RaspBMC, or interact with a camera, lights and sensors.
This guide gets you up and running with your Pi, starting with picking and installing an operating system.
Download Getting Started
Command Line: Learn the Ropes
Get to grips with your Raspberry Pi’s command line interface and unleash its full power without using the mouse.
Download Command Line: Learn the Ropes
Download the Command Line Reference
Building a Media Centre
Learn how to install and run OSMC, home theater media centre for the Pi. Stream and play audio and video.
Download Building a Media Centre
Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi Camera
The standard and NoIR cameras for the Pi are a great way to expand its functionality – capturing HD photos and video with your Pi.
Download Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi Camera
One of the most fun things to do with the Pi is to interact with the outside world. In this guide, geared towards our Project Kit, use the GPIO pins to light up some LEDs.
Download Sending Output
That’s right. The Pi comes with Minecraft! The fun doesn’t stop there, though. Use the Pi to program your own Minecraft world.
Download Minecraft Pi
Official Raspberry Pi Projects Book.pdf