Create your own with the Raspberry Pi 2 kit

Posted by jennycooper on March 14th, 2015

As a species, we tend to come up with innovations that are life changing. Raspberry Pi 2 is one such innovation. Ever since this product hit the schools in the United Kingdom, there has been no looking back as far as the teacher community is concerned. As far as the students are concerned, this is a completely new mode of learning they have been exposed to and have they lapped it up. The Raspberry Pi 2 kit allows a user to easily assemble the parts and create an XBMC media player and use it for imparting learning.

Sounding Greek, are we? Well, before we get into anything else, let us first understand what Raspberry Pi 2 is. This product is a mini computer and when we say mini, we really mean it. Here we have a single board computer that is of the size of a credit card. As of now, the model B of this product is available in the market and it is a slightly more advanced version of model B+. The Pi 2 is the fastest selling PC in the United Kingdom and since its launch in February 2012, more than 5 million units have been sold. This product is largely used in the education sector in the UK.

For someone looking to assemble an XBMC media player on their own, the Raspberry Pi 2 kit is tailor-made for them. This starter kit has everything a user needs to have. Included in the kit are the 1GB Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and a clear enclosure case. But this is just the start. Given below is the list of items available as part of the kit.

• USB power supply plus micro USB cable
• An HDMI cable
• A wireless Wi-fi adapter
• A set of two heatsinks for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
• Breadboard
• Jumper wires
• GPIO ribbon cable with breakout board
• 10 each yellow and red LEDs
• 45 pieces of 330 ohm resistors
• 45 pieces of 10K resistors
• Two pieces of big 12mm buttons
• 8GB MicroSD card that is preloaded with "NOOBS"
• SD card adapter

Are you wondering what these items are and how you can assemble the XBMC media player? Well, don’t worry because also includes in the Raspberry Pi 2 kit is 200-page Vilros Raspberry Pi user guide. This user guide for Raspberry Pi 2 tells you everything about each and every item that is packed in the kit and their use. The installation procedure is also explained step by step. Keep following the guide and your media player will be ready in no time.

The Raspberry Pi 2 is a fantastic way for you to marvel at what technology can do. It is difficult to visualize the product by simple reading. But buy the Raspberry Pi 2 kit, assemble the parts to create the XBMC media player and you will then fully appreciate the wonder of technology. It is needless to say that you will become a fan of Raspberry Pi 2 the moment you start using it.

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