The following are required for this tutorial:
- Raspberry Pi computer, preferably one with both Ethernet and WiFi built-in. The classic form-factor Pi 3 B+ or Pi 4 are ideal. Other Pi models can certainly work with the addition of dongles or IO boards, but this guide focuses on the basics.
- Ethernet internet connectivity is required; that’s where we’ll be routing wireless traffic.
- Ethernet cable
- microSD card (4GB or larger) for Raspberry Pi OS. Early Pi models use a full-size SD card or a microSD adapter.
- Power supply for your Pi. Some also require a USB cable if not attached, either USB-C or Micro-B depending on Pi model.
The following are optional or required only in particular circumstances:
- A USB WiFi adapter is required for earlier Pi models that don’t have WiFi built-in. Not all WiFi adapters work, we know for sure the ones in the Adafruit shop are compatible!
- A USB Console cable can be used for logging in and configuring the system, or you can remote log in via ssh over Ethernet, whichever you prefer.
- Case for your Pi.
- A SD or MicroSD card reader.
Our Pi starter packs have all you need and come with more fun stuff you can play with.