The easiest way to get started with our Raspberry Pi products is to get this SD card that comes pre-configured with our custom software.
Raspberry Pi uses an SD card as the hard drive of the computer. It is similar to the SD card that is used in your digital camera, but Raspberry Pi B+, 2 and 3 require a microSD card, which is a smaller version than your standard SD card. The SD card needs software on it in order to run the Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has developed software for the Pi called “Raspbian”, and you can download it for free on their website. Dexter Industries has modified that software to work with all of our products and it is called “Rasbian for Robots”, and it is also free to download online.
The Dexter Industries SD Card w/Raspbian for Robots comes with a microSD card inside of a standard card adapter. It is shipped in a white plastic jewel case for protection.
Are you an educator using robots in the classroom?
If you’re using our GrovePi, BrickPi, or PivotPi robots in the classroom, you might want to check our CINCH, a different version of our software that makes it easy to get started quickly without downloading anything or needing to get permissions from your IT department. However, you should know that if you want to do more sophisticated programming where you need to connect to the internet to, for instance, import a Python library or connect to the Twitter API, you’ll want to stick with this Raspbian for Robots SD Card.
Educators and beginners with a GoPiGo should check out DexterOS, as it is more intuitive and has free, built-in lessons in Bloxter (www.bloxter.com), our drag-and-drop language.