Doing it cheap

I didn’t know how much I was really going to use my Pi so I didn’t want to spend much money on it. I got it with a cheap case from http://www.modmypi.com then scrounged the other parts from elsewhere:

  • Display – my TV
  • HDMI cable – already had for plugging laptop into TV
  • Keyboard (with mouse trackpad) borrowed from my friend to set the system up
  • Ethernet cable from my friend
  • Power cable – the USB mains charger from my Kindle
  • SD card – 2GB one from my camera, reformatted (had to buy a replacement so I can take photos!)

The keyboard was just a temporary thing because I now SSH/Share Screen into my Pi from my MacBook. I also bought a USB wireless adaptor, so I don’t need the ethernet cable but I keep it plugged in for streaming TV.

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