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SparkFun Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit - Without Raspberry Pi

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Do you have a Raspberry Pi 4 laying around or got one as a gift and would like to use it? This is the kit for you. Everything you would find in the regular kits but without a Raspberry Pi 4. Bring your own Pi 4!

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, 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.

This variation of the Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit does not include a Raspberry Pi in any form. This will need to be purchased separately.

NOTE: The Qwiic Shim is not intended to be used with the Heatsink case, as it prevents the case from properly connecting with the processor. The top of the case needs to be off should you use the Shim or utilize an extension header in conjunction with a Pi Hat.

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.

  • Logitech K400 Plus Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad
  • Kingston Canvas Go! Plus 64GB MicroSD Card with Adapter
  • USB Type C to Type C Male Cable (1 Meter)
  • USB Type C Wall Adapter
  • Metal Heatsink Case with Thermal Tape - Black
  • HDMI to Micro HDMI Cable
  • SparkFun Qwiic SHIM for Raspberry Pi

SparkFun Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit - Without Raspberry Pi Product Help and Resources

Raspberry Pi 4 Kit Hookup Guide

March 14, 2020

Guide for hooking up your Raspberry Pi 4 Model B basic, desktop, or hardware starter kit together.

Core Skill: Programming

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.

3 Programming

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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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

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.

2 Electrical Prototyping

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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