AndreaM33
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I want to buy a PI for my husband

Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:40 pm

Hello,

My husband's birthday is in 1 month. One day we were surfing online together and he came across the Raspberry Pi and he said he would like to buy it one day and create a web server or something like that, so he could host websites for fun. I want to buy it for him. Is it enough to order just Type B Single Board Computer 512MB for that, or I should get something more? I just want him to have everything at once, so he wouldn't need to buy any more details. Thank you.

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DeeJay
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Re: I want to buy a PI for my husband

Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:12 pm

The closest thing to an 'official' shopping list is on Page 2 of the Quick Start Guide
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
How to Report Bugs Effectively: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

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Re: I want to buy a PI for my husband

Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:17 pm

Here's my shopping list.

You will need:
  • One Raspberry Pi (model B)
  • One microUSB phone charger (rated at 1A or higher)
  • One 4GB (or larger) SD card
  • One USB keyboard
  • One USB mouse
  • One EDIMAX USB WiFi dongle
  • One USB hub (the Pi only has two USB sockets)
  • One HDMI TV
  • One HDMI cable
  • One husband
  • One garden shed to put him in
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Paul Webster
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Re: I want to buy a PI for my husband

Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:46 pm

While all of the things listed earlier might be needed - it is quite likely that he already has bits and pieces cluttering your home and does not need much of this stuff.
The RPi that you listed might well be enough - although I'd add power supply and SD card to be safer.
If other bits turn out to be needed in the future then Christmas is sorted!

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Re: I want to buy a PI for my husband

Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:07 pm

If your husband is going to use the Raspberry Pi as a web server, he will probably want to put it in a case. There are a number of cheap plastic cases around that work very well.

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Re: I want to buy a PI for my husband

Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:44 pm

Try this kit from Adafruit that comes with everything you need (minus a monitor and monitor cable): http://www.adafruit.com/products/1014

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