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Community Article raspberry pi — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion raspberry pi irvingf ✭ December 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion Hi: I am interested in starting a raspberry setup. What kit would you recommend? I see a pi4 and pi4B what is the difference? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin December 2020 Hello @irvingf! Welcome to the community! I think the specific model Pi that I'd recommend could change based on what you plan to do with it. As a base, I'd recommend the Pi 4 Model B. It's a really great option for just about everyone, beginners and advanced. Here's a list view comparing all the different Raspberry Pi's and their features. We do carry a couple of kits that will have everything you need to get started as well. Typically I'd recommend going with the 4GB or 8GB models. More RAM typically allows you to multitask more. Here's a CanaKit - 4GB: https://www.microcenter.com/product/615270/canakit-raspberry-pi-4-starter-max-kit-(4gb-ram) and here's the Official Raspberry Pi 4 Kit - 4GB: https://www.microcenter.com/product/625369/raspberry-pi-official-pi-4-essentials-kit---4gb I hope this info helps, but I'd be happy to discuss it further if you have any other questions or concerns! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Kind regards. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin March 30 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/8160/raspberry-pi-pico Greetings, I see the item is still listed on our website, it just appears stock is very limited at our stores at this time. https://www.microcenter.com/product/632771/raspberry-pi-pi-pico-microcontroller-development-board---based-on-the-raspberry-pi-dual-core-arm-cortex-m0-rp2040-processor,-up-to-133-mhz,-supports-c?storeid=029 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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This post is meant to serve as a beginner’s guide to some of those processes so you can reference it while working on your project. I’ll be adding more to this post over time. Click on the links below to jump to the appropriate comment.   Flashing an OS with the Raspberry Pi Imager Setting up Wi-Fi and SSH for “Headless” systems Configuring SSH, cameras, SPI, and other I/O Backing up your installation- Windows (macOS, Raspbian, and Linux coming soon!) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments NickBiederman admin December 2020 edited December 2020 Flashing an operating system to your SD card is one of the most basic tasks when setting up a Raspberry Pi. While you can buy SD cards with an operating system or NOOBS pre-installed, it’s cheaper to start with a blank card and flashing the OS yourself opens up a wide range of specialized operating systems. Some of my favorites include Octopi and Volumio. Start by downloading the Raspberry Pi imager from the Raspberry Pi website and installing it on your computer. You’ll need administrator access to install and run the program. If you plan to use a specialized image like those listed above, download and save the image file from the publisher as well. After installing the imager, plug your microSD card into the computer (you may need a card reader, like this two in one version) and launch the imager. Click “Choose OS”.   Next, you’ll need to decide if you want to use a default OS (like Raspbian or Retropie) or not. If you want to use a default OS, simply click the name of the OS in the window. If you’re using a different image, scroll to the bottom and click “Use Custom”. This will open a file explorer you’ll use to navigate to the image you downloaded earlier. Select the image and click “Open”. n this case, I selected "MasterAtariNoobs.img". Next, click “Choose SD card” and select the appropriate drive in the pop up window. Make sure you don’t select the wrong drive as the drive will be erased. Finally, click “Write”. The imager will go through a writing phase then a verify phase. Once this is done, the card is ejected and you’re good to go. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook NickBiederman admin December 2020 edited December 2020 Not all projects are conducive to a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Sometimes it’s better to access your pi via SSH. This is easy if you have an ethernet connection available, but can be problematic if you need to use Wi-Fi. Thankfully, there’s a method for configuring Wi-Fi before even booting your pi. First, we’ll enable SSH. Plug your SD card into your computer and navigate to the drive labeled “Boot”. Create a file names “ssh” with no file extension and save it here. The file should be empty and not have a file extension like “.txt”. You can use any text editor to create an empty .txt file and save it to the boot drive. You can then rename the file to remove the file extension. If you’re using Ethernet, you can now eject the card from your PC and boot your Pi. You’ll be able to access it from a terminal using “ssh [email protected]”, where is the IP address assigned your pi. If you’re on Windows, you can use Putty or WSL to connect via SSH. It's important to change your password after enabling SSH. This can be done with Raspi Config, described in the next comment. Connecting Wi-Fi is similar to enabling .ssh. Create a .txt file named “wpa_supplicant.conf” with the following content:

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev

update_config=1

country=US

network={

    ssid="

  psk=""

  key_mgmt=WPA-PSK

}

Replace and with your network name and network password, but leave the quotation marks. Save the file to the root of your boot (just like the ssh file). Next time you boot your Pi it will automatically connect to your Wi-Fi network. This will work for almost all home networks in America. If you’re in another country change “US” after “country=” to the 2 letter code for your country. If you use something other than WPA-PSK for network security you’ll need to change the key_mgmt as well. Very few people use a different management scheme, so it's unlikely you'll need to worry about changing key_mgmt. These files are provided in the “ssh_and_wifi.zip” at the bottom of this post. ssh_and_wifi.zip 379B 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook NickBiederman admin December 2020 Raspi-config is a very powerful tool for changing settings on your Pi. To access raspi-config, you’ll need to connect a monitor and mouse or SSH into your Pi (see the above comment for more info on SSH). Next, run “sudo raspi-config” from the terminal. This will open the following window:   Navigation is done using the up and down arrows to scroll through options, enter to select an option, the right arrow to move from “select” to “finish”. From here you can change all kind of hardware settings. Full documentation is available on Raspberry Pi’s website. Some particularly useful options include the display options, “Expand File System” under “Advanced Options”, and “Wireless LAN” under “System Options”. You can also change your password under “System Options”. This is very important if you have SSH enabled.  After making the changes you need to make, use the right arrow to highlight at the bottom of the screen. Press enter to exit the utility and reboot your pi with the command “sudo reboot” 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook NickBiederman admin December 2020 edited December 2020 Having an extra copy of your image can be useful in case an SD card fails or you need to duplicate an installation. For Windows, I like to use Win32 Disk Imager. After downloading and installing the program, connect your Micro SD card to the computer (I like to use this two in one card reader) and launch the program. Click the file icon next to the field “Image Name”. This will open a file explorer. Navigate to the location you want to save the image and enter the file name in the field at the bottom. In my case, I’m creating “example.img” on my desktop. Make sure you don't choose the same location and name as another image our you'll overwrite it. Ensure the correct card is elected in the “Device” field (circled in red). Check the box next to “Read Only Allocated Partitions” (circled in green), then click “Read” (circled in blue). The program will read your file system to the file you selected and create a file that can be written to a new SD card as a custom image using the Raspberry Pi imager. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! Sign In with Micro Center Register Sign In with Micro Center Sign In Register Categories 6.2K All Categories 966 The Blog 44 What's Trending 146 How to & Technical Guides 6 Computer Hardware 116 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 1 Home Automation 14 3D Printers 1 Maker 12 PC Build Guides 55 Reviews & Buying Guides 17 Build Showcase 9 Contests 32 Past Contests 405 The Community 1.4K General Discussion 89 New Members 31 Consumer Tech 11 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 64 Software 2 Audio/Visual 2 Networking & Security Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 19 3D Printing 43 Retro Arcade/Gaming 73 All Other Tech 1.1K Store Information and Policy 41 Off Topic 2 Community Ideas & Feedback 108 Your Completed Builds 2.5K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 207 Graphics Cards 151 CPU's, Memory and Motherboards 57 Cases and Power Supplies 18 Air and Liquid Cooling 10 Monitors and Displays 27 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 15 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla
Community Article Raspberry Pi 400 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Raspberry Pi 400 Dismal ✭ July 11 in General Discussion Hello I have been wanting a raspberry pi 400 for a project but at the Madison Hights location, they are out. When will they get a restock? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin July 13 Greetings, I’m sorry but I do not have an ETA on when we will stock this item. We recommend bookmarking the product page and keep an eye on the product stock levels! https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/194-what-do-i-do-if-an-item-is-out-of-stock Once you see the item in stock, you can reserve an item by following the instructions on this knowledge base article! https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/30-how-to-reserve-an-item-online 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Raspberry pi 400 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Raspberry pi 400 Levi5 ✭ February 13 edited February 13 in General Discussion Down ! fall need windows or Mac for initial setup, or a wifi connection 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin February 13 edited February 13 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/7480/raspberry-pi-400 Greetings. The Pi 400 will use Pi OS, you connect it to a monitor via HDMI and you start from there. A lot of good info on the product can be found on the manufacturer's website: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-400/?variant=raspberry-pi-400-us-kit& 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Using the Raspberry Pi Pico — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Consumer Tech › Hobby Boards & Projects Using the Raspberry Pi Pico SeanM admin January 19 edited January 22 in Hobby Boards & Projects The freshly-released Pico is Raspberry Pi's first venture into Arduino boards. But without an on-board OS like Raspberry Pi's other boards, the Pico's utility is a bit more niche and might require a bit of an explanation for newcomers and veterans alike. That's where we come in. Getting Started with MicroPython The Raspberry Pi Pico is very straightforward. You'll need a Linux, Windows, Mac PC, or a Raspberry Pi set up as a desktop. You'll need to install MicroPython on your Pico. Visit https://pico.raspberrypi.org/getting-started/ and click on "Getting started with MicroPython." Download the UF2 file and follow the instructions under "Drag and drop MicroPython." You'll also need to download and install Thonny. Thonny is a Python Integrated Development Environment, or IDE and console in one, allowing you to write code and interact with the Pico in the same program. Thonny is available on all platforms and is preinstalled on the Raspberry Pi OS. Thonny Setup After installing and launching Thonny, click "Select Interpreter" under "Run." Next, set the interpreter to "Micro Python (Generic)" and choose the proper port. I've had good luck with the automatic port selection option, but you may need to select a port manually.   Hello World Script Our first script will be the classic "Hello World" script. Enter the following text in the text editor: print("Hello World") Then click the "Run" icon under "View" and "Run" in the menu bar. It's a green circle with a white "play" icon in it. Thonny will ask where you would like to save the file. Select MicroPython device and give the file a descriptive name, like "hello.py" – make sure to include the .py. You should see the text "Hello World" in the terminal at the bottom of the window. Setting up LED Blink Our next script will be a single blinking LED. Using a breadboard, an LED, and a 1k resistor, wire up the following circuit: In this circuit, we connected the positive side of the LED to GPIO 1 and the negative side ground with a 1k resistor. This resistor is called a current limiting resistor, and it reduces the amount of current flowing through the circuit by increasing the total resistance of the circuit. The value of this resistor isn't significant. A few hundred ohms is adequate. The higher the value of the resistor, the dimmer the LED will be. Current limiting resistors serve to protect the LED and keep it from burning out. Since the Pico uses 3.3v logic, you can usually get away without a current limiting resistor, but it's a good idea to include one to be safe. Replace the hello world code with the following code and run it as described above: import machine #library for hardware; allows us to access pins import time #for delays redLed = machine.Pin(1, machine.Pin.OUT) #initialize GPIO 1 as output for red LED while (1): #infinite loop; runs until manually stopped redLed.toggle() #if LED is on, turn off. Else, turn on. time.sleep(.5) #pause for 1/2 second
This will turn the LED on for half a second then off for half a second until the code is interrupted. You may have noticed some words change colors when you paste or type this into Thonny. Thonny highlights specific keywords to make them easier to identify. For example, control keywords (like "while" and "import") are bold magenta, and strings (anything surrounded by quotation marks) are green. Comments, which are anything preceded by a #, show up in light gray. These aren't part of the code but are used to explain what the code is doing. We can make things a little more interesting by wiring up this circuit: This is essentially the same circuit as the last example, but it has been duplicated two times. After wiring up this circuit, run the following code: import machine #library for hardware; allows us to access pins import time #for delays redLed = machine.Pin(1, machine.Pin.OUT) #initialize GPIO 1 as output for red LED yellowLed = machine.Pin(2, machine.Pin.OUT) #initialize GPIO 2 as output for yellow LED greenLed = machine.Pin(3, machine.Pin.OUT) #initialize GPIO 3 as output for green LED redLed.value(0) #Turn off red LED yellowLed.value(0) #turn off yellow LED greenLed.value(0) #turn off green LED while (1): #infinite loop; runs until manually stopped redLed.toggle() time.sleep(.5) redLed.toggle() yellowLed.toggle() time.sleep(.5) yellowLed.toggle() greenLed.toggle() time.sleep(.5) greenLed.toggle() yellowLed.toggle() time.sleep(.5) yellowLed.toggle()   The LEDs will flash in red, yellow, green, and yellow until the script is interrupted.   Pushbutton Input Next, we'll look at some simple inputs with a pushbutton. Wire up this circuit using the same components we used before, plus a pushbutton: Here we have removed the yellow LED and installed a pushbutton. One side of the button is wired to GPIO 4, and the other is wired to 3.3v. Notice we're using two legs on opposite corners of the pushbutton rather than the same side. It is the easiest way to ensure the contacts you use aren't connected inside the switch. Next, load and run this code:

import machine #library for hardware; allows us to access pins import time #for delays redLed = machine.Pin(1, machine.Pin.OUT) #initialize GPIO 1 as output for red LED greenLed = machine.Pin(3, machine.Pin.OUT) #initialize GPIO 3 as output for green LED button = machine.Pin(4,machine.Pin.IN) #initialize GPIO 4 as input for button redLed.value(0) #set LED initial values greenLed.value(1) while(1): if button.value(): #if button is pressed, button.value == 1 redLed.toggle() #Toggle the LEDs greenLed.toggle() time.sleep(.5) #Pause for half a second #If the button isn't pressed nothing happens and the while loop executes again

  When you push the button, both lights will toggle. Either the red or green LED will always be on, but never both at the same time. If you hold the button, the lights will toggle every half second until you let go. The delay in the while loop causes this. This delay also slows down the code's execution. If you remove it, the lights will flash faster than you can press the button, causing it to flash multiple times each time you press the button.   While these examples are straightforward, they form the building blocks of many projects. The LEDs could be replaced with buzzers, motors via an H bridge or other motor controller, or brighter 12v LEDs via a MOSFET or relay. The pushbutton could be replaced with a bump switch, PIR motion sensor, or photoresistor. Beyond the basic digital I/O we covered in these examples, the Pico also supports several serial protocols, including IIC and SPI, allowing you to connect a vast range of sensors, displays, and other I/O devices. The Pico also supports pulse width modulation (or PWM) and analog inputs. PWM can be used to vary the intensity of LEDs or drive servos, and analog inputs can be used to take readings from potentiometers, thermistors, or photoresistors. Since it's all programmed in MicroPython, any libraries or tutorials written for other MicroPython boards will port to the Pico without much trouble. If you're looking for a starting point for your project, we offer many components and component sets in store:   Inland Pi Kit Deluxe Parts Pack Inland PIR Motion Sensor Module 37 in 1 Sensor Kit Elenco Electronics LEDK-80 80 Piece LED Component Kit NTE Electronics LED 3MM Blue Water Clear Lens 1500MCD & 1/8W 220 OHM Resistor – 25 Pack Inland 400 Tie-Points Breadboard – 3 Pack Inland Dupont Jumper Wire 20cm – 3 Pack NTE Electronics 5MM Photoresistor (LDR) – 10 Pack Inland Blue 9G Servo – 3 Pack 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! Sign In with Micro Center Register Sign In with Micro Center Sign In Register Categories 6.2K All Categories 966 The Blog 44 What's Trending 146 How to & Technical Guides 6 Computer Hardware 116 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 1 Home Automation 14 3D Printers 1 Maker 12 PC Build Guides 55 Reviews & Buying Guides 17 Build Showcase 9 Contests 32 Past Contests 405 The Community 1.4K General Discussion 89 New Members 31 Consumer Tech 11 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 64 Software 2 Audio/Visual 2 Networking & Security Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 19 3D Printing 43 Retro Arcade/Gaming 73 All Other Tech 1.1K Store Information and Policy 41 Off Topic 2 Community Ideas & Feedback 108 Your Completed Builds 2.5K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 207 Graphics Cards 151 CPU's, Memory and Motherboards 57 Cases and Power Supplies 18 Air and Liquid Cooling 10 Monitors and Displays 27 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 15 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla
Community Article Raspberry Pi PICO availability? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Raspberry Pi PICO availability? jwschull ✭ March 9 edited June 7 in General Discussion As of about a week ago, the PICO is not shown as available at my local Marietta, Ga. Microcenter. It's not even listed as backordered on the web site. Whats up? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin March 9 Hello @jwschull It looks like we're sold out currently, but I am still seeing that we list the PICO on our website. https://www.microcenter.com/product/632771/raspberry-pi-pi-pico-microcontroller-development-board---based-on-the-raspberry-pi-dual-core-arm-cortex-m0-rp2040-processor%2C-up-to-133-mhz%2C-supports-c I know we have carried raspberry pi's from a couple of different manufacturers in the past. Perhaps our buyers are acquiring them from a new source? I'm not certain, I'd recommend keeping an eye on our website for the time being, when we have more, we'll be sure to update our website! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexPasseno Columbus OH Store Associate March 16 edited March 16 @jwschull the picos blow out almost as fast as we can get them in! ive seen larger and larger shipments recently so hopefully things should even out for us to have a pretty decent stock on soon! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Greetings. I do see that Raspberry Pi has some information on their website regarding the HQ Camera, I would recommend to check their site out as they do have some PDF guides here regarding the camera: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-high-quality-camera/?resellerType=home  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexPasseno Columbus OH Store Associate March 12 What lens are you using and what troubles are you having with it? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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We recommend bookmarking the product page and keep an eye on the product stock levels! https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/194-what-do-i-do-if-an-item-is-out-of-stock Once you see the item in stock, you can reserve an item by following the instructions on this knowledge base article! https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/30-how-to-reserve-an-item-online 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers LoudFart ✭ May 15 Westmont, IL is sold out of the raspberry pi 4 (4GB) model. Lucky the next batch maybe the one with the usb-c fix (Rev 1.2) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Or, do you have plans for a new build and just haven't figured out what pieces you want to use yet? And be sure to check out more Raspberry Pi ideas and tips over here! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments SeanM admin February 19 I have yet to build anything with a Raspberry Pi, but I'm currently putting together a small parts list for a classic mini console to play all those old Sega Genesis games I have laying around! Pi 4 Model B ✔️ Case with power adaptor and fan ✔️ 128GB Micro SD card ✔️ Technical know-how to actually put it together..... ❌ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AK_Tech ✭ February 20 Just made water leak alarm with pi pico. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JerseyTechGuy ✭ February 20 edited February 20 Working on a large 3D printed 7 segment display and eventually making a clock with 4 digits. Going to do 3 variations and one will be powered by the pico, one with a pi zero and one with a pi 4. Got my real time clock working over I2C last night. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SpeedyPotato ✭ February 20 Made a rhythm game controller with my Pi Pico. Thanks microcenter for having these in stock at an awesome price. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_EmileC admin February 20 Still working on my Plex Media server setup with Sonarr and Radarr automated features. I might post the guide later on but not sure yet 🤫 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SeanM admin February 22 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/28184#Comment_28184 This is super rad! What game is it for? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin February 22 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/28184#Comment_28184 That is really cool! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SpeedyPotato ✭ February 22 Thanks guys! The game is popular in Japanese arcades and is known as "Sound Voltex" There are a lot of similar games/clones which can be played at home such as "Unnamed Sound Voltex Clone" and "Kshootmania". Usually the controllers are a lot bigger than the one I've made here, but this little controller is basically my dev platform as I flesh out the firmware a bit more. Currently it functions by having each knob control the mouse's x or y axis, and each button is a keyboard input which is fairly standard for these types of games. This also means that nothing is stopping you from playing other rhythm games which use keyboard presses such as osu 4k, muse dash, and many more. With a little modification to the firmware, you can probably make this a macropad of sorts too. Controller Case Files: https://github.com/speedypotato/Pico-SDVX Pi Pico Firmware: https://github.com/speedypotato/Pico-Game-Controller 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Wib ✭ February 26 Hooked it up to my remote weather station at the lake 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ March 28 I've been using my Pi as a data logger. I can can have it watch something with sensors or simply making periodic IP requests and present the log as a web page that I can easily check with a web browser. The Pi does not require much power or space. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook madscientist42 ✭ April 17 What have I not made with my Pi? I'm one of the foundational people in the Embedded Linux space. They make epic single function appliance servers and computers. Like some have said, gaming, data logging, remote sensing (not weather yet...yet...), and more. If the store actually HAD what the website claimed they had in inventory, I'd have bought a CM4 and carrier configuration today when I made my first and sadly abortive attempt at a 3D printer "upgrade" (Mainly only in print volume...) and used it to develop Vision stuff with an added on EdgeTPU. (I did say I was an Embedded Linux guy? I maintain several active things for Yocto and other embedded solutions...including machine learning layers for Yocto.) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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In this guide we will work through converting a Raspberry Pi Zero into a webcam that you can plug in as if it were made to come that way. There are two different methods: a simple one using a pre-made kit Micro Center created, and a do-it-yourself guide for those of you who want see exactly how it all works The method using the pre-made image is the simpler of the two, because we have already created a custom Raspbian OS image with all the coding and setup done already for this purpose. Pretty much all you have to do is download it, write it to a microSD card, then put it all together and plug it in. Click here to be taken to the guide using our pre-made image The DIY guide is much more in depth, and will cover everything needed to do this from scratch. All the steps used in the DIY guide are what we used to make the custom image ourselves, so if you want to do all the coding and see how it works, you can take it step by step.  Click here to be taken to the DIY guide 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 edited June 2020 How to set up the Raspberry Pi Zero W Webcam using our premade Image If you're new to Raspberry Pi doing something like this may seem a little daunting at first. As such, Micro Center decided to create a custom Raspbian image with everything already configured for you. You just need to assemble it, install the software, and you'll be good to go! Hardware you will need: Any Pi Zero model Pi camera Raspberry Pi Zero Case USB Type-A to Micro USB Type-B cable Windows PC SD card adapter (If your computer does not have one) microSD card Software you will need: Raspberry Pi Imager (Download and install) Custom Raspbian image (Save for later) Bonjour Services (Download and install) IP Camera Adapter (Download and install. Ignore any errors saying a module failed to install, just press ignore and finish the installation.) Preparing our custom image for the Pi: Note: Micro Center did have some pre-made kits available for purchase in store, with all the hardware included, along with a microSD card that already has the Raspbian image on it. If you purchased that kit, skip down to Assembling the Pi.  Insert the microSD card into your computer. You may need a USB microSD card reader if your system doesn’t have an SD card slot built-in Open Raspberry Pi Imager and select Choose OS Scroll to the bottom and choose Use custom. Navigate to where you downloaded our custom Raspbian image, select picam.zip and click open. Select your microSD card (MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE RIGHT ONE – Selecting the wrong one could result in data loss) Select Write, this will flash the microSD card and verify it. Once this process is done, you'll get a prompt letting you know it can be removed from the computer. Remove your SD card and insert it into your Pi. Assembling the Pi First we need to assemble everything. Our Pi case comes with a few swappable top pieces, but we are going to be using the top with a hole in the middle. 1. Take your Pi camera and detach the cable that comes with it. To do this, you must push up both sides as shown below. 2. Lightly pull the cable out. Now we need to insert the cable that came with our case. 3. Insert the larger side of the cable into the camera interface with the pins facing the same side as the camera. 4. Push the piece back down so that it locks the cable in place. 5. Now unlock the Pi’s camera interface and insert the smaller end of the cable. The pins should be facing the back side of the Pi. 6. Once we have the cable pushed in, lock it down as we did with the camera interface. Put in the microSD card, then we can insert our Pi into our case. (It may be a tight fit, that is normal). Insert it so the ports on the PI match up with the holes in the case. The Pi should lock in place and fit snug in our case by pushing it down, there are a few pegs that line up with the holes on each corner of the Pi. The cable may need to be bent to fit in, but don’t worry about that, the cables are made to handle this. Now grab the top we mentioned earlier and fit the camera into it. It will only fit one way, so once we have that seated, we can pull the top onto the pi to finish assembling the case. The final product should look like this before closing the lid.    7. We need to download IP Camera Adapter 3.1. Go to https://ip-webcam.appspot.com/ and click download, then run the .msi file it downloads. If it pops an error saying a module failed to install just press ignore and finish the installation. Now we just need to open it up and point it to our Pi. Type camera adapter into your taskbar and open Configure IP Camera Adapter 8. In the Camera feed URL, type or copy/paste raspberrypi.local:8080/?action=stream and click Apply and OK.  If this works, it’s time to test this out for real! Open up your app of choice.  If using Skype, make sure you download the standalone desktop client from https://www.skype.com/en/ (Microsoft Camera and other default Windows 10 apps cannot see our MJPEG camera device, so the built-in version of Skype in Windows 10 will not work). Make sure your camera is set to MJPEG Camera to show you the proper feed. Once set, you’ll see the Pi Camera and that’s it. Enjoy your webcam! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 edited June 2020 DIY Pi Zero Webcam Setup For those of you who want to learn how to do the setup yourself, this is a comprehensive guide that will walk you through all the steps to turn your Raspberry Pi Zero into a webcam. This is the same process we used to create the microSD cards in the pre-made bundle. We'll go over all the software and tools used, as well as how to configure the Raspbian OS properly to make it all work.  Hardware you will need: Any Pi Zero model Pi camera Raspberry Pi Zero Case USB Type-A to Micro USB Type-B cable Windows PC SD card adapter (If your computer does not have one) microSD card Software you will need: From your PC (we are using a PowerSpec running Windows 10 Pro for ours) navigate to https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite_latest  and download Raspian Lite.  This will download a zip file containing the operating system for the Raspberry Pi Zero. We will be using Etcher to burn our Raspbian image to our microSD card. Etcher will work on Windows, Linux, and macOS and can be downloaded from here https://www.balena.io/etcher A video chat program that supports changing the camera (Skype, Zoom, Discord, etc).  You may also need  to download Bonjour services. If your system doesn’t have these installed you won’t be able to connect to the Pi Zero. Bonjour services can be downloaded here: https://download.info.apple.com/Mac_OS_X/061-8098.20100603.gthyu/BonjourPSSetup.exe Preparing the microSD card for the Pi: 1. Insert the microSD card into your computer. You may need a USB microSD card reader if your system doesn’t have an SD card slot built-in 2. Open Etcher and press Select image 3. Navigate to where you downloaded the Raspbian Lite image, select the .zip file and click open 4. Select your microSD card (MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE RIGHT ONE – Selecting the wrong one could result in data loss) 5. Click Flash! Then click OK on the User Account Control prompt. This may take a few minutes to complete depending on your hardware, maybe go grab a coffee while you wait.    6. Eject the microSD card/drive and re-insert it. 7. A new drive should appear called Boot.  If it does not automatically open, navigate to File Explorer or My Computer and open the drive (it should be listed on the left). We need to modify two specific files: cmdline.txt and config.txt Note:  If you are prompted to format the drive click cancel.  You may also be prompted telling you the drive is not accessible, if so hit OK.  8. Right-click and open config.txt with Wordpad and add this to the bottom: dtoverlay=dwc2. Make sure you save before you close it. Or… You can copy the snippet of code below and paste it in replacing what is in your file. # For more options and information see # http://rpf.io/configtxt # Some settings may impact device functionality. See link above for details # uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode #hdmi_safe=1 # uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible # and your display can output without overscan #disable_overscan=1 # uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console # goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border #overscan_left=16 #overscan_right=16 #overscan_top=16 #overscan_bottom=16 # uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus # overscan. #framebuffer_width=1280 #framebuffer_height=720 # uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output #hdmi_force_hotplug=1 # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA) #hdmi_group=1 #hdmi_mode=1 # uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in # DMT (computer monitor) modes #hdmi_drive=2 # uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or # no display #config_hdmi_boost=4 # uncomment for composite PAL #sdtv_mode=2 #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default. #arm_freq=800 # Uncomment some or all of these to enable the optional hardware interfaces #dtparam=i2c_arm=on #dtparam=i2s=on #dtparam=spi=on # Uncomment this to enable infrared communication. #dtoverlay=gpio-ir,gpio_pin=17 #dtoverlay=gpio-ir-tx,gpio_pin=18 # Additional overlays and parameters are documented /boot/overlays/README # Enable audio (loads snd_bcm2835) dtparam=audio=on [pi4] # Enable DRM VC4 V3D driver on top of the dispmanx display stack dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d  max_framebuffers=2 console=serial0,115200 console=tty1 root=PARTUUID=738a4d67-02 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline fsck.repair=yes rootwait modules-load=dwc2,g_ether [all] #dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d dtoverlay=dwc2 9.   Next open up cmdline.txt and add this between rootwait and quiet: modules-load=dwc2,g_ether. Save and exit.  Note: If you do not see "quiet" you likely have booted this SD card in the pi.  Just add the code to the end like we did previously 10.   Make sure your folder view in File Explorer allows you to see file extensions. Go to View at the top and check “file name extensions.”   11.   Next, we need to create a new file called SSH With the Boot drive opened, right click anywhere within it, select new and select text document Name the new .txt file SSH, then make sure you delete the .txt extension after it. You’ll get a prompt saying if you change the file name extension, it may be unusable. That’s fine, click Yes to confirm the change. The file should just show as SSH now, this will allow us to connect via SSH once our Pi fully boots. (more on that later)   12.   Eject your microSD card and insert it into your Pi.  Setting up the Camera Now we need to assemble everything. Our Pi case comes with a few swappable top pieces, but we are going to be using the top with a hole in the middle. 13.  Take your Pi camera and detach the cable that comes with it. To do this, you must push up both sides as shown below. 14.   Lightly pull the cable out. Now we need to insert the cable that came with our case. 15.   Insert the larger side of the cable into the camera interface with the pins facing the same side as the camera. 16.   Push the piece back down so that it locks the cable in place. 17.   Now unlock the Pi’s camera interface and insert the smaller end of the cable. The pins should be facing the back side of the Pi. 18.   Once we have the cable pushed in, lock it down as we did with the camera interface.  Now we can insert our Pi into our case. (It may be a tight fit, that is normal). Insert it so the connectors match the ports on the case. The Pi should lock in place and fit snug in our case by pushing it down, there are a few pegs that line up with the holes on each corner of the Pi. The cable may need to be bent to fit in, but don’t worry about that, the cables are made to handle this. Now grab the top we mentioned earlier and fit the camera into it. It will only fit one way, so once we have that seated, we can pull the top onto the pi to finish assembling the case. The final product should look like this before closing the lid.    19.   Now it’s time to boot up our Pi for the first time. We need to plug our USB to microUSB cable into the computer and into our Pi. Since our Pi has two micro USB ports, we will be using the port closest to the middle so we can SSH into it from our computer. SSH is how we interface with the Pi over a data connection, think of it like a gateway to our terminal. Since Windows doesn’t have an SSH client, we will need to download one. The most common SSH client is known as Putty, and it can be downloaded here: https://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/w64/putty.exe  Make sure you save it somewhere you can easily access it, as this is not an installer, it’s a standalone .exe file so you can run it from anywhere. Once its downloaded, run it and you will see a screen like this:                                                                20. Yours will be empty if this is your first time opening it. First, we need to create a new connection. To do this, type a name for your pi into the saved sessions box, then type raspberrypi.local into the hostname box and click save. If done correctly you will see your new saved session below the saved sessions box.  21. Double click on the name you gave it and you should now be presented with a warning of a potential security breach.  This is normal to see if this is your first time connecting to your Pi. Once you click yes, it will not pop up again. Now it’s time to sign into your Pi. Raspbian’s default user is pi and default password is raspberry. While typing your password, it won’t show you anything on the screen. This is done for security reasons, so enter raspberry and press enter and you’ll be logged into your Pi. Now we need a network to continue. 22. With your Pi still powered on and connected to our computer, search in the taskbar for network status and open Network Status. You can also click your Start Button, go to Settings, then open Network and Internet and you’ll be in the status menu. Click Change adapter options and a new window will open up and show you all of your network adapters. One of them will have “USB Ethernet/RNDIS Gadget” under the name. Remember which connection show that because that is the connection to our Pi. My pi’s connection name is Ethernet 4 and my primary internet connection is named Ethernet 1. 23. Right click on your primary internet adapter and click properties. At the top you will see sharing. Click this and check the top box to allow other network users to connect through it and select your Pi’s connection. Click ok to close the window. Now unplug the pi and plug it back in. This will reboot your Pi and share your connection. This will also terminate our SSH session. For now, we will close Putty. Note: If you are familiar with Linux, you can bring the interface down and back up, but for the sake of simplicity, we will just unplug and plug it back in. 24. It may take up to 90 seconds for our Pi to fully reload. Open Putty again and double click our sessions name to log back in. Same details as last time, pi for username and raspberry for password.  Now we can move onto installing the required software. Type the following command and hit enter: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cmake git libjpeg8-dev -y 25. After our above command finishes, we need to type and run sudo raspi-config and navigate to interfacing options. Select Camera and enable it. Navigate to finish and press enter to save everything. It will ask to reboot, select yes and let it reboot, then restart Putty.  26. Now we need to get mjpg-streamer. We will be using this to stream our webcam via our network on the Pi. Run the following command: git clone https://github.com/jacksonliam/mjpg-streamer 27. Once that finishes, run this command: cd mjpg-streamer/mjpg-streamer-experimental && make && sudo make install  28. Once that command finishes, we need to run a test to ensure it works. While in the ~/mjpg-streamer/mjpg-streamer/experimental directory, run this command: mjpg_streamer -i input_uvc.so -o output_http.so 29. If you see a red light on your camera, you’re live! It’s time to set it up so our camera starts automatically when we plug in the Pi. We need to first close out of our running stream. To do this, hold down ctrl and press C. Wait a few minutes and you should see our [email protected]:~ $ line again. If not, hold ctrl and press Z to get back to that line. 30. Now we need to make a script to run at startup. Type and run nano ~/cam.sh, then paste in the following. #!/bin/bash cd /home/pi/mjpg-streamer/mjpg-streamer-experimental mjpg_streamer -i input_uvc.so -o output_http.so Make sure the lines match up exactly as they are listed here. Now hold ctrl and press X. It will ask if you wish to save, press y for yes and enter to save and close. 31. Run the command chmod +x ~/cam.sh , then run the command crontab -e 32. It will ask which editor you prefer, press 1 for nano and enter to confirm. Now you will see our Pi user’s crontab. At the top, press enter to make a new line, and add PATH=~/bin:/usr/bin/:/bin:/usr/local/bin/, then go to the bottom of the file and enter @reboot /home/pi/cam.sh, like so:  PATH=~/bin:/usr/bin/:/bin:/usr/local/bin/ # Edit this file to introduce tasks to be run by cron. # # Each task to run has to be defined through a single line # indicating with different fields when the task will be run # and what command to run for the task # # To define the time you can provide concrete values for # minute (m), hour (h), day of month (dom), month (mon), # and day of week (dow) or use '*' in these fields (for 'any'). # # Notice that tasks will be started based on the cron's system # daemon's notion of time and timezones. # # Output of the crontab jobs (including errors) is sent through # email to the user the crontab file belongs to (unless redirected). # # For example, you can run a backup of all your user accounts # at 5 a.m every week with: # 0 5 * * 1 tar -zcf /var/backups/home.tgz /home/ # # For more information see the manual pages of crontab(5) and cron(8) # # m h  dom mon dow   command @reboot /home/pi/cam.sh 33. Just like our cam file, hold ctrl and press X, then hit y and enter to save and exit. Now we just need to reboot the pi to confirm it works. Run sudo reboot and wait for it to reboot. In about 30 seconds, your camera should light up red again. This means our script works and now we can work on getting our camera streaming to our PC. 34. We need to download IP Camera Adapter 3.1. Go to https://ip-webcam.appspot.com/ and click download, then run the .msi file it downloads. If it pops an error saying a module failed to install just press ignore and finish the installation. Now we just need to open it up and point it to our Pi. Type Camera into your taskbar and open Configure IP Camera Adapter 35. Now in the Camera feed URL, enter raspberrypi.local:8080/?action=stream and click Apply and OK.  If this works, it’s time to test this out for real! Open up your app of choice.  If using Skype, make sure you download the standalone desktop client from https://www.skype.com/en/ (Microsoft Camera and other default Windows 10 apps cannot see our MJPEG camera device, so the built-in version of Skype in Windows 10 will not work). Make sure your camera is set to MJPEG Camera to show you the proper feed. Once set, you’ll see the Pi Camera and that’s it. Enjoy your webcam!   1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 2020 We also have another Raspberry Pi article on our forum. Be sure to check it out! How to make a NAS with a Raspberry Pi using Linux (2020)  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Put it all together, fired it up, it asked me for a Wi-Fi password, and it gave me the warning message that it would overwrite data as it downloaded. It started downloading, and in the 30 to 40% range gave me an error message. I attempted to re-download the files, it only gives me multiple error messages and won't do anything. I unplugged and restarted it, and it can't even get to the download screen, it hangs on loading arcade assets. There is no information online for what to do from this point. This was the first Raspberry Pi project I've ever done, mainly because it was supposed to be so easy and stress-free with everything I needed right out of the box. I could use some help! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Minoso admin June 2020 Greetings Steve, Which errors did you get during these downloads? You should be able to factory reset by powering down the Pi, holding shift, and then power it back on. 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How about a full 3D tour? https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=S54T3NfjXMr Presenting the Raspberry Pi Store-in-a-Store, now ready for visiting in our Dallas Micro Center! We've set up a brand new Raspberry Pi experience to showcase all that Raspberry Pi has to offer. From Pi Desktop Kits to standalone units, it's all readily available. And if you're new to the Raspberry Pi space, we even have demo units set up running Pi OS so you can get see what Pi can do! Raspberry Pi is known for creating easy to use programming and home computer tools, and there's no easier way to see what Pi can do than at Micro Center's Raspberry Pi Store-In-A-Store, now at our Dallas Store! Want a $150 gift card to start your Raspberry Pi journey? We've got one to give away to Raspberry Pi fans! Sure, you can get one entry into the raffle but just signing up, but if you take a selfie in any of our store's DIY departments, you'll earn a whopping fifteen extra entries! 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And [CLOSED] Raspberry Pi Kit Giveaway! — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion What are your Pi day plans? And [CLOSED] Raspberry Pi Kit Giveaway! SeanM admin March 5 edited June 16 in General Discussion Happy Pi Day! Sunday is March 14th, or 3-14, and so we're celebrating with a big slice of Raspberry Pi, and we want to share it with you! We've put together some of our best Raspberry Pi guides, beginner walkthroughs and a giveaway for a complete Rasberry Pi kit! Raspberry Pi Basics - Learn how to work with Raspberry Pi in one easy guide How to turn your Raspberry Pi Zero into a webcam - Ready for something a bit more challenging? We'll walk you through turning a Pi Zero into a functioning webcam step-by-step. How to make a NAS with a Raspberry Pi using Linux - another challenging build, but we make it a bit easier, showing you how it's done and helping you through the process. And if you're looking to pick up a Raspberry Pi of your own, we have them at all our stores but we're also giving five complete kits away! Just enter with the link below: https://gleam.io/YGwOY/pi-day-giveaway So: What Raspberry Pi Recipe are you cooking up this weekend? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments DaveCombs ✭ March 12 Prototyping a wireless model rocket launch system using a Pi Zero W; dipping my toes into CircuitPython to run it. (This will replace the one we have using Arduinos.) 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook P1ayerJuan ✭ March 12 edited March 12 I plan on finishing the setup of my PC system monitor display using MoBros! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Alex_tepa Riverside ✭ March 12 I hope to win hopefully I can make a retro gaming 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Joshuahonguyen ✭ March 12 edited March 12 Making a cluster computer 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DIMITRISKON ✭ March 12 retro gaming 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook throttle484 Boyertown, PA ✭ March 13 Retropie, Designated PiHole, Weather Station, SmartMirror, and Web Server all this month! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook aross76 ✭ March 13 would like to set up a NAS and also would like to experiment with android and see if can get DUO working on it 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brykanst ✭ March 13 oh shit i just did a pi NAS build myself 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook KingXF ✭ March 14 edited March 14 Pi Day is actually my birthday, 16 today! 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Visiting family playing games and eating birthday cake.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RogerInLawrenceville ✭ March 14 Going to order pizza since there's a chain that if you buy one pizza, you get the second for $3.14. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JRC ✭ March 14 I want to have a remote camera to capture high quality pics of the various birds that come to my water fountain. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bass7lb ✭ March 14 Want to make a media server for my network.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TrumpetPiMan ✭ March 14 Want to rock some Pi! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook amati ✭ March 14 I was looking for a deal like the 2019 deal: 3.14 for rspi zero w. not this year :-( 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bimbot ✭ March 14 Going to build a better STEM learning station got my kids. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook chaveirinho ✭ March 15 Coding with my little one 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook EricS ✭ March 15 Possibly use it to run a small minecraft/paper server, or as a secondary computer for ham radio.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Chinajoe ✭ March 15 Every thing solar 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook kevsounds ✭ March 16 I was planning on using it to make a pi-hole for all those pesky little ads I don't wanna see 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. 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Are you a person that has a lot of videos or files saved on your computer but would like to play them on other devices such as your phone or smart TV? I will show you a way that you can set up your Raspberry Pi as a file server for your home network. This is one of my favorite server roles to set up on a Pi, and it’s quite simple. In this guide, I’ll give you step-by-step instructions that you can follow even if you do not know any programming languages, like me. This will all be set up using some basic Linux commands. If you are a beginner when it comes to Linux, then I encourage you to connect the Pi to your monitor and connect a mouse and keyboard directly to the Pi.    What you will need: -Raspberry Pi -Micro SD Card (with Raspbian OS) -SD Card reader -Internet Connection -External HDD or USB flash drive (optional) -USB Mouse and Keyboard -Ethernet Cable (optional)   Step 1 - Install Raspbian: Install Raspbian on the micro SD Card. You can download the OS and imaging program here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ Download the Raspberry Pi Imager and Raspbian from the link above. Then install Etcher (Raspberry Pi Imager). Once you have Etcher installed, open the program so we can flash our SD card with the Raspbian OS. (See screenshots below) First, select the Raspbian zip file: then select the SD card (I recommend unplugging all external drives except for the SD card at this step), then click flash. Do not remove the SD card or close the imaging program until it is finished. Step 2 – Update Pi: After we install Raspbian on the SD card, we will need to update the repositories and the pi. First, we need to connect to the internet. If you connected your Pi using an ethernet cable, then skip ahead to updating your pi. To connect your Pi to WiFi, click on the arrows with the 'X' over them on the taskbar (your taskbar will be on the top of your screen). Then you will see the list of available WiFi networks. Select your SSID and enter the Wi-Fi password to connect (see screenshot below).  Now, We need to open terminal by clicking on the icon on the taskbar or by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. You can also open terminal by clicking on the start button in the corner (the raspberry) > Then go to 'Accessories' > Then go to 'Terminal'  Once you have terminal open. enter the following command: (It may ask for your password. If you have not changed it then the default password is ‘raspberry’)   sudo apt-get update   (sudo in Linux stands for ‘superuser do’. It is similar to ‘Run as Admin’ on Windows) Once that is finished, we can now update the Pi OS and all the installed programs. Enter this command:   sudo apt-get upgrade   (It will ask you to type Y or N to confirm if you want to install, type Y and hit ‘enter’)   Step 3 – Create Server Folder: Next, we will need to create a directory (folder) for the server. This will have to be done differently depending on if you are using an external hard drive or the SD card as the storage location for the server.   Creating the folder on the SD card: **If you want the server files to be stored on an external drive then proceed to the next step** To create a folder in terminal, we will use the ‘mkdir’ command. We also must include the folder name. Type the following command in terminal:   mkdir /home/pi/shared   Remember this directory path! The folder we are using for our server is ‘shared’. It is in the ‘pi’ folder which is found within the ‘home’ folder.   Creating the folder on an External Drive: **If you already created the server folder on the SD card above then proceed to step 4** Now, we just need to make sure the drive is recognized and accessible. We can easily determine this by looking at the desktop on the Pi. If you can’t see it on the desktop, then try unplugging the drive and plugging it back in. If you do this several times and it is still not detected, then I recommend formatting the external drive on a different computer. Make sure it’s formatted in the exFAT or FAT32 filesystem. Once you can see the external drive on the Pi then you are ready to create the folder on it. From here we will have to see what your drive is labeled as. Type the following command:   cd /media/pi   (cd means change directory) Now we need to list the contents of this folder with this command:   ls   (this is a lowercase L and not an I) The name of our external drive will be displayed. So, on my pi when I enter that command it displays:   ‘HDD’   (This is likely going to show a different name for you, just remember this for the next step) Once we see what the external drive is labeled, we can create a folder for the server on the external drive. We will call this folder ‘shared’. We will run this command:   mkdir /media/pi/HDD/shared   (Remember to replace HDD with the name of your external drive!)   Step 4 – Install Samba: Now we must install samba with the additional files required for the server. To do this, we will enter this command:   sudo apt install samba   When that is finished installing, enter this command:   sudo apt install samba-common-bin   Step 5 – Open the Server File: Once these are installed, we will need to open the smb.conf file to create the server. We are going to use a text editor in terminal to edit the file. We can do this by entering the following:   sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf   (If you are like me and constantly want to change the settings or name of your server, then remember this command and the directory path)   Step 6 - Configure the Server: This will open the server configuration file. Once it is open, scroll all the way to the bottom using the down arrow on the keyboard. I have set up this samba server a few different ways so I will just explain the method I believe works the best. We will add these lines to the bottom of the smb.conf file:   [global] netbios name = PiNetworkName                    server string = The Pi File Server workgroup = WORKGROUPNAME                     [PiServerName]                                   (The name of your server)    path = /media/pi/HDD/shared        (The path to your server folder – See Step 3) browsable = yes writeable=yes create mask=0777                          directory mask=0777              public=no                                              (If you do not want to require a password to access the server then you can change the last line from ‘public=no’ to ‘public=yes’.) Now I want to mention a few things here. For the NetBIOS name, this is how other computers and your phone will recognize the Pi on the network. You can name it whatever you would like. Also, be sure you entered the correct path to your server folder above. We created this folder in step 3. If you created it in your home directory, it would look like ‘/home/pi/shared’ and if you created it on the external drive it would look like ‘media/pi/USB/shared’. As you can see above, I am setting up my server to use an external drive. This is an important step so if you are not sure then go look at step 3 again and copy that directory path here in the smb.conf file. When you are finished it should look similar to this:   Once these lines have been added to the bottom of the file be sure to save using Ctrl + X. Then Y for yes - Then enter to save.   Step 7 – Create a Password: Now, we must assign a username and password to the server. In this example, we will set a password for the user ‘pi’. Let’s enter this command:   sudo smbpasswd -a pi   It will prompt you to set a password. Go ahead and type in a password and hit enter. It will ask you to type it in again to confirm it, then hit enter again.   Step 8 – Restart Samba Service After we create the password for the server, we need to restart the samba service so it will accept all the changes we have made. Do that by entering this command:   sudo systemctl restart smbd   It is worth noting that if you ever have any issues with accessing the server then running this command can solve that problem.   Step 9 – Access the Server Once you restart the samba service, you will be able to see the NetBIOS name on another PC or device that is on the same network. You can download an smb client app on android or iOS to sign into and access the samba server. I use CX File Explorer for Android, however, there are dozens of apps to choose from. On a Windows computer, if you open file explorer and click on 'Network' you will see the NetBIOS name of the pi there. You can double-click on it and you will see the server folder. Once you double-click on that it will ask you for the username and password. If you have issues recognizing the pi over the network, I advise restarting the pi itself then restarting the samba service. You can also reseat the ethernet cable (if you are using one) or reconnect the pi to Wi-Fi.  3 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_JosephF admin July 2020 Questions or Comments I really hope that you all enjoy your server and this project as much as I do. Please let me know if you have any questions. As always, we encourage your feedback! If there is a section in this article you do not understand, please leave a comment and let us know what part. We can explain it more in-depth in the comments and we could edit the guide to help any future viewers.  Thank you for reading! 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Make sure to stop in to Micro Center for all of your 3D printing and filament needs! Download Links TopCase.stl BottomCase.stl Suggested Print Settings (example using a 3D Printer): land PLA 1.75mm - color of your choice Filament Temperature - 210 Speed - 50m/x Layer Height - .2 Outer Walls - .8 Top Layers - 3 Infill - 13% Heated Bed first layer - 60 degrees Heated Bed all other layers - 50 degrees © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Raspberry Pi Pico Launch - What You Need to Know — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Consumer Tech › Hobby Boards & Projects Raspberry Pi Pico Launch - What You Need to Know SeanM admin January 19 edited June 18 in Hobby Boards & Projects The Raspberry Pi Pico is Raspberry Pi's first foray into the world of microcontrollers. This new product is a departure from Raspberry Pi's previous line of single-board computers and is very similar to other companies' microcontrollers. Unlike a single board computer (which is a full computer with an operating system, video capability, and often interfaces like USB), a microcontroller executes a single piece of code and most often interfaces with other hardware via General Purpose Input/Output pins (or GPIOs), serial, and analog to digital converters (or ADCs). Some microcontrollers feature USB connectivity, but some do not. Microcontrollers don't have an operating system. This board features 26 GPIO pins (of which three may be used as analog inputs), 2xSPI, 2xI3C, 2xUART, a serial debug port, and 16 PWM channels. The board is designed to use 20 header pins on each side of the board. The holes are castellated, allowing the module to be soldered directly to a PCB. The pins are laid out in a DIP format, making it easy to connect to a breadboard. Headers are not included with the module.  It uses 3.3v logic and can be powered via USB or a 1.8 to 5.5v power supply connected to VSYS.   A unique feature of this microcontroller is the chip itself, which has been designed by Raspberry Pi. Dubbed the RP2040, this chip features two ARM Cortex M0+ cores running at up to 133 MHz, 264kB of SRAM and 2MB onboard flash, support for up to 30 GPIO pins (though only 26 are used on the Pico), a four-channel 12 bit ADC, SPI, I2C, and UART, and USB 1.1 host and device support. The Pico is currently the only board using Raspberry Pi's silicon, but we will likely see more in the future. The Raspberry Pi Pico is compatible with MicroPython and C/C++ with Raspberry Pi's C SDK or VSCode. It is not compatible with Adafruit's CircuitPython or the Arduino IDE. The Raspberry Pi Pico is excellent for a wide range of microcontroller projects. Beyond leveraging the GPIOs and ADCs in projects like light controllers and automated plant watering systems, the wide range of serial connectivity opens up the possibility of connecting a vast range of sensors, displays, and other I/O devices. UART can be used for MIDI, allowing the Pico to be used in MIDI controllers and sequencers. Since the Pico has USB 1.1 capability, it can send keystrokes from a mechanical keyboard or macro keypad. The Raspberry Pi Pico's MSRP is $4.00, just below the $5.00 MSRP of the Raspberry Pi Zero. It's available in store now.  We can't wait to see what you make with yours- be sure to post your projects to our community! And check out the Pico Micro Center store page, and keep an eye on these forums for Pico project ideas! 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments sai_y January 22 It looks like they are all sold out. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. 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I last bought one at that price maybe 2 years ago but need more. https://www.microcenter.com/product/486575/raspberry-pi-zero-w 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_EmileC admin May 11 Hello @dpvb. The starting price for 1 Zero W is now $10. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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