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February is National Pie Month

By February 25, 2013

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Raspberry Pi

It's National Pie Month, and if you've been following this site over the last few months, you know that we love to talk about how open source has wriggled its way into food and drink. But the "pi" we're talking about this time isn't anything edible!

Raspberry Pi is a central part of the modern Maker Revolution, and it's a great way to pick up a new hobby. But, easy as it is to get started, there might be some surprises lurking around the corner if you're not prepared.

When you buy a computer from, say, Dell, you generally expect it to come with an operating system and a power supply, don't you? But how about if you buy a single-board computer like the Raspberry Pi? Once you have your board, do you know who to ask for help and where to get add-ons? These are the things that take some new Raspberry Pi owners by surprise and ruin their first experiences, but you're in luck.

With 5 Essentials of Raspberry Pi, we'll answer the big questions that stump a lot of newbies so that your first taste of this "pi" is sure to be sweet!

Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Image Raspberry Pi Foundation

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