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    This is the first video in our 2013 five-part series Get Started With Pi for Raspberry Pi 2.


    Episodes in this Series:


      Unboxing and Setting up the Peripherals

    Video 2: Exploring the Raspberry Pi

    Video 3: Getting your Pi Online

    Video 4: Your First Pi Project

    Video 5: Exploring Accessories and Projects



    What you will need:

    • Model B Raspberry Pi
    • Power Supply
    • 8GB NOOBS Software pre-programed SD Card
    • Protective ABS plastic case
    • A monitor (television or computer monitor will both work, provided they have the right inputs)
    • A Keyboard and Mouse
    • connectors specific to your set-up


    Running Raspberry Pi Configuration

    To get to the configuration tool after your initial install of the operating system, open LXTerminal and type: sudo raspi-config


    Set the locale

    The format is a two-letter abbreviation for language followed by an underscore “_” followed by a two-letter abbreviation for the country.  Always select the UTF-8 option, if one is available. Link to table of location/language values:


    IMPORTANT NOTE:  The en_GB.UTF-I UTF-8 option will be pre-selected by default (the Pi comes from the UK after all).  Be sure to unselect this option (unless you’re in the UK) when you’re selecting your appropriate locale.


    Time Zone Selection

    Your Pi will not show the current time until you connect it to the internet, even after you select the time zone from the NOOBS configuration menu.  The Pi doesn’t have a real-time clock.  It will automatically get the time using the Network Time Protocol.


    If you don't have an Internet connection then you can use the date command to set the date / time appropriately.


    sudo date -s "Jul 5 08:10"