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Raspberry Pi - How To Buy

There are a few things you might want to know before buying a Raspberry Pi. We’re going to try to cover everything relevant that we can.

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Need to pick the right one for you? Keep reading.

Which Raspberry Pi Should I Buy?

There have been more than a few different models released over the years and you are going to want to pick the right one for you. This isn’t as simple as just picking the newest or “current” version. This is going to depend on your needs. Here are a few things to consider:

We have both a small table that is good for comparing different Raspberry Pi models and a detailed table with load of technical details [HERE Raspberry Pi models comparison table] https://low-orbit.net/raspberry-pi

If you want the latest and greatest, get the Raspberry Pi 4 B. If you want to save money, get the 2GB version. If you want more RAM and don’t mind spending a bit more, get the 4GB or 8GB version.

If you want something small, get either the Raspberry Pi Zero W or the Raspberry Pi Zero WH. The “WH” has GPIO pins bu the “W” doesn’t. The original Pi Zero

Where to Buy the Raspberry Pi?

What Parts / Accessories Do You Need?

There are only two critical parts that you absolutely must buy with your Raspberry Pi if you want to be able to use it. These are:

You might have an easier time if you pick up some other accessories.

You can save yourself a lot of trouble by just getting a kit that comes with everything.