Thursday, December 14, 2017

What is my Ultimate Raspberry Pi Station?

As I'm working on several Raspberry Pi hosted web/database/IOT projects this Christmas Season, I wanted to share my ultimate workstation.

First of all you need a Raspberry Pi. Now that version 3 is out, I got rid of all my older units and replaced them with this little wonder computer. The integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, plus the faster speed makes a useful computer into a absolute necessity!

I start with this Raspberry Pi Starter Kit which includes the Raspberry Pi 3, a 32gb SD Card, Power supply, and a HDMI cable.



Now, the case that comes in the kit is a fine case, but I wanted to mount mine on the back of my TV to keep it and the wiring out of the way. This VESA case can also mount on a wall or under a shelf.



Again, with the minimal wiring goal, I use a Logitech wireless keyboard / mouse combo.



And did I mention I use a TV? Yes! A inexpensive HD LCD with a HDMI input for the Pi, and I can still catch a game or movie when I need a break from programming!


Last, but not least, you may need a VESA hardware kit to fit your tv. This kit covers most TV models and will make it easy to mount your Pi on the rear of the TV.


So that's my setup, What is your preferred setup?






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