Welcome to RaspberryTips.com! It’s a pleasure to have you as part of the community.
I know that each of you is looking for something different, and it can be a mess to find what you are looking for in the ton of tutorials available on the website.
That’s why I created this page, you can use it a step-by-step summary on what I recommend starting with.
There is a subsection for each level and interest, so feel free to scroll down the page to find what you are looking for.
Who am I?
Firstly, you might be wondering who is writing this. My name is Patrick, I’m a French Linux administrator and web developer. I started this website in 2018, and I’m still adding content on it each week. I’m passionate about the Raspberry Pi and Linux in general.
I would recommend reading the about page to learn more about me and why I’m doing this.
Also, feel free to contact me if you have anything to say, I love reading your messages.
What’s your current level on Raspberry Pi?
I don’t have a Raspberry Pi yet
Well, at least if you are just interested in the topic but don’t know how to start, I can guess exactly what can be useful for you. I suppose you’ll need help to better understand what is a Raspberry Pi, what you can do with it, and which one to choose.
I would recommend starting with one of these topics:
- What’s the difference between a Raspberry Pi and a computer?
- The resources I recommend to get started
- Is Raspberry Pi easy to learn?
But the best way would be to let me help you to get started. I have an entire video course about this:
- What’s a Raspberry Pi?
- Models overview and buying guide
- Operating systems, installation and configuration
- A few projects to do with me
If you are interested, you can find all the details on this page. Let me guide you to save time, money and enjoy any new project faster than ever. You won’t regret it.
I’m on my first Raspberry Pi, where do I start?
If you are using your Raspberry Pi for the first time, I would recommend starting with the official operating system: Raspberry Pi OS. The first thing you have to learn is how to install it and make your first steps with it.
If you are not interested in my course linked above, here are a few tutorials that should be useful for you:
- What Is Raspberry Pi OS? (Goal, Installation & Benefits)
- Raspberry Pi OS Buster step-by-step Installation
- How to install or reinstall an operating system
- Apps I recommend on Raspberry Pi OS
- Configure Wi-Fi on Raspberry Pi
- Change the Keyboard layout
- Other tips for beginners on Raspberry Pi
- Option: Install Raspberry Pi OS without screen / keyboard
(not recommended for beginners, only if you have no other choice)
I want to optimize my desktop experience
Once your system installed, the next step will be to customize the desktop appearance to your taste.
The default wallpaper, theme and environment is good enough to start, but what’s fun on Linux is that you can tweak everything 🙂
- Pimp your Raspberry Pi OS
- How to Easily Create Desktop Shortcuts on Raspberry Pi OS?
- Change the system language
I’m here to strengthen my skills on Linux
If you are now looking for serious tips to boost your level on Linux or programming, I also have many articles for you. At this point this is most of the content you’ll find on the website, so feel free to use the search engine to find other resources, but here are my favorites:
- 57 Raspberry Pi Commands that Everyone Should Know
- 17 security tips for your Raspberry Pi
- How to Learn to Program in Python with a Raspberry Pi?
- Master your Raspberry Pi in 30 days (e-book)
I also highly recommend downloading my cheat sheet with the most useful commands on Linux.
Gaming on Raspberry Pi
Retro-gaming as helped the Raspberry Pi to gain in popularity at the beginning. If you don’t know, it’s possible to use emulators to play classic games from Super Nintendo, Game Boy, PlayStation and more on any Raspberry Pi.
To make it easier for us, there are a few systems available that you can install on a SD card with everything you need in it. Here are the one you can try right now:
And for all of them, you’ll need to download ROMs before playing any games, click on the link to know where to find them.
Even if most people are using Raspberry Pi OS for anything on their Raspberry Pi, it doesn’t mean that’s the only operating system. Most Linux distributions have a version available for this device. You can even install Windows or other Unix systems on it!
Here are a few options you can try:
You can also check my 15 favorites operating systems to run on Raspberry Pi here.
If all of this is not enough for you, you can also check the following inspiration posts that includes many other projects ideas. You’ll inevitably find something to try here:
- All The Best Raspberry Pi Project Ideas (with links)
- 25 projects ideas to test at home
- 16 projects ideas perfect for the small Raspberry Pi Zero
- 21 projects ideas with a camera on Raspberry Pi