Section 2: Understanding the Hardware

This section focuses on the Pi's configuration and use

Do EACH of the following and submit to your instructor:

  1. Identify and describe the peripherals necessary for operating the Pi
  2. Identify and describe the necessity of a good quality 5V power supply
  3. Identify and describe potential symptoms of a poor quality 5V power supply
  4. Describe the procedure for connecting the peripherals and starting up the system
Do EACH of the following and submit to your instructor:

  1. Identify and describe the primary supported operating systems
  2. Identify and describe the benefits of each aforementioned operating system
  3. Identify and describe the procedure for configuring a SD card for your chosen operating system
  4. Identify and describe the methods used to update an already configured system
  5. Identify and describe the use of the config.txt file
  6. Identify and describe the use the raspi-config application
  7. Identify and describe the Internet connectivity options
This guide was first published on Jul 17, 2013. It was last updated on Jul 17, 2013. This page (Section 2: Understanding the Hardware) was last updated on Jun 25, 2019.