Getting Your PiThe Three official supplier are:
You can buy your Pi from a number of outlets and some come with necessary accessories. If you buy a plain Pi you will need:
1. an HDMI cable and TV or DVI cable to suitable monitor
2. USB Keyboard and mouse
3. 2GB or larger SD Card. (To set up a card, see: http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup)
Teaching your first lesson with the PiHere are the 10 lesson ideas that you might wish to use with a vanilla Raspberry Pi
Programming with PiFor educational purposes two languages stand out:
There are several books available if you would like something in print:
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Hello World! is another nice book for Python.
Electronics Projects with PiThis is really where the Pi comes into its own and people have been doing amazing things with the Pi. I wholeheartedly recommend that you have a look at the official Website and forums for examples: http://www.raspberrypi.org/
There are two projects that are really interesting:
- Pi-Face - By the university of Manchester, simple to use interface
- Gert Board - Bit more complex, but can get more out of it. Now available assembled. Good tutorial over at Tech Fruits
Other Useful Links
- Raspberry Pi for Beginners - Excellent set of videos
- Tech Fruits - Good resource set
- The MagPi - Great magazine with lots of projects and all downloadable for free.
- Computing At School - Lots of ideas and very helpful forum. (Free membership)
- Raspberry Pi Forums - Very helpful community
- Raspberry Jam - Great way to learn about the Pi in person.
- Linux User - Has lots of articles on the Pi
- Pi Store - The store is getting better by the day as more software is released.