This is a simple setup guide to install Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi and get it set up headlessly. This means that we we won’t ever need to plug a keyboard, mouse or screen into it.

This is a tutorial for MacOS and Linux because it makes use of the terminal.

Make sure you have these things:

  • Your Raspberry Pi
  • A way to power your Raspberry Pi
  • A micro SD card
  • A micro SD card adapter so you can plug it into your computer
  • A computer
  • If your Pi doesn’t have WiFi built in, you’ll need a WiFi dongle.

WiFi is built in to the Raspberry Pi Zero W and Raspberry Pi 3 and on.


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