The SparkFun Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit includes everything you need to turn any monitor with an HDMI port into a desktop PC. If you're looking to create a PC or Media Center with the Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB version), this is the kit for you. All the components were chosen and tested to create the highest quality, least frustrating experience that allows the Pi to work to its full potential.
A 64GB memory card card provides capacity and top of the line read/write speeds needed to run most operating systems for the Raspberry Pi platform smoothly. The included card brings updates to the Raspian image 10x faster when compared to our previous card! This card also passes the Raspberry Pi SD Card Speed Test and comes blank with no distribution allowing you to choose from a multitude of operating systems or projects that are built specifically for the Pi. The USB Type C wall adapter and Type C to Type C USB cable provide a modular power system for the Raspberry Pi 4. The heat sink case provides protection for the Raspberry Pi board but also cools the major components allowing it to run smoothly during heavy usage. The Logitech K400 Plus wireless keyboard provides a plug and play HID solution for the system. The included an HDMI to Micro HDMI cable can interface to any HDMI monitor. Finally, we added our Qwiic Shim, which allows you to easily attach any of our Qwiic Boards for testing.
The SparkFun Qwiic connect system is an ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables that make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic-enabled boards use a common 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector. This reduces the amount of required PCB space, and polarized connections mean you can’t hook it up wrong.
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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That looks like a well chosen set of parts. If you want a no-hassle way to get everything you need it's here. Including a premium Micro SD card is a nice touch, especially since the Pi 4 can take much better advantage of it than previous models. (It's just too bad that the I/O header extension isn't ready yet; that would have been a good inclusion to allow the case and the shim to be used together.
The keyboard in the picture is a Logitech K400 Plus, not a K400. The keyboard layout is different. I have both versions and prefer the K400 Plus layout. Hint to buyers: put the keyboard dongle in one of the USB 2.0 ports, not a 3.0 port; it won't use the higher 3.0 speed so there is no reason to waste a fast port on it.
Good catch, we forgot a word. That is indeed the K400 Plus.
Also great suggestion on the USB port for the dongle.
I have a sad association with the K400 Plus, because when it came out it worked with my Mac mini, then support was dropped. I think there was technical issue after an OSX update, and for some reason they didn't amicably negotiate a driver update. This was shocking for me because back in the mid 90s, Logitech was pretty much Mac-only accessory company. I believe they became very successful branching out into making PS/2 PC mice, but this was like seeing an old couple break-up. It does work with Android and AFAIK everything else, I'm sure there are no issues with any Raspberry distros.