The Raspberry Pi 4 Basic Kit includes everything you'll need to get up and running with the new Raspberry Pi 4 8GB. The Pi 4 moves to a MicroHDMI Connector for monitors and a USB Type C connector for powering the board. Inside the kit you will find a MicroHDMI to HDMI cable and USB Type C Wall Adapter with USB Type C Cable for power (USB 2.0 data rates only); two things needed to run the Pi, but that you probably didn't have sitting around already. The wall adapter provides 15.3W of power, enough to properly power the Pi and most projects.
From our previous kits, we've bumped the MicroSD card capacity up to 64GB as the Pi 4 is able to support more memory hungry projects. The card 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 SD card adapter bundled with the MicroSD card makes it simple to upload the operating system of your choice using the SD card reader in most modern PCs and Laptops.
We've also thrown in our Qwiic Shim for Raspberry Pi, the quickest way to use I2C devices with the Raspberry Pi. If you're familiar with the Raspberry Pi environment and are looking to upgrade to the Pi 4, this is the kit for you! We recommend also picking up one of the Heat Sink Cases in the Hookup Accessories section below should your project be especially power hungry, such as running multiple displays at once.
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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