Lesson 1 – Introduction & Setup of the Raspberry Pi

Setting up & Configuring the Raspberry Pi –

  1. The Raspberry Pi is a powerful SBC (Single Board Computer) which runs a version of the Linux (Raspbian) operating system.
  2. In this section we will cover off tutorials that will help you setup, build and configure the Raspberry Pi
  3. Click on each of the tutorials to open them up in a new window –
    1. Setting up your Raspberry Pi
    2. Getting started with your Raspberry Pi
    3. Using your Raspberry Pi
  4. We’ve included links to some study videos.
      1. We recommend you take a few minutes to go through each of them and build a better understanding of the Raspberry Pi.
      2. Each of the study videos cover off relevant setup, configuration concepts.

Study Videos

About the Raspberry Pi 4B

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the latest version of the Raspberry Pi. Just add a keyboard, mouse, display, power supply, micro SD card with installed Linux Distribution and you’ll have a fully fledged computer that can run applications from word processors and spreadsheets to games. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B builds upon the features of its predecessors with a new, faster processor 1.5Ghz Quad Core Cortex-A72 Processor on board to increase its speed.

The Raspberry Pi 4B also features on-board WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy capabilities to enhance the functionality and the ability to power more powerful devices over the USB ports.   The latest Raspberry Pi 4 Model B offers 1GB/2GB/4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM, Full-throughput Gigabit Ethernet, Dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking, Bluetooth 5.0, Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, Dual monitor support with resolutions upto 4K (WOW!!!), VideoCore VI graphics, supporting OpenGL ES 3.x and 4Kp60 hardware decode of HEVC video.

The Raspberry Pi does not include peripherals (such as keyboards, mice and cases). However, some accessories have been included in several official and unofficial bundles. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, over 5 million Raspberry Pis were sold by February 2015, making it the best-selling British computer. By November 2016 they had sold 11 million units, and 12.5m by March 2017, making it the third best-selling “general purpose computer”. In July 2017, sales reached nearly 15 million.In March 2018, sales reached 19 million. Most Pis are made in a Sony factory in Pencoed, Wales; some are made in China or Japan.

You can read more about the Raspberry Pi here – RaspberryPi.org.


  1. This tutorial makes extensive use of the G1 Smart Tank Robot Kit with Wifi & Camera.
  2. If you haven’t purchased a Raspberry Pi 4B yet you might want to head over and pick one up now.
  3. You can pick up both the Raspberry Pi 4B  and the  G1 Smart Tank Robot Kit with Wifi & Camera  at https://www.oztoylib.com.au/.

About the G1 Smart Tank with Camera for Raspberry Pi 4/3/2/B+

The G1 Smart Tank Pi Tank Robot kit for the Raspberry Pi uses the latest Raspberry Pi 4B/3B+ development board as the core controller. The vehicle is built around a solid blue aluminum chassis, a high-quality track, a high-power 370 motor combined with metal coupling. The G1 smart tank comes fitted with very powerful motors. These motors when powered help the tank overcome obstacles at an inclination of over 60 degrees given sufficient friction. For this Raspberry Pi tank, real-time video transmission is indispensable. The G1 Smart Tank Robot comes with a camera that allows for manual adjustment of the focal length to two degrees of freedom, including the ability to control the rotation of the camera head through the Android phone Bluetooth app. At the same time, the tank could achieve the transmission of the high-definition video stream through the 5G WIFI network of the Raspberry Pi 4B/3B+.

The G1 Smart Tank Robot kit comes along with sample code and documentation. Both expansion board and robot frame are designed to allow for extension of the robot. The G1 Smart Tank Robot Kit is a great way to push your learning boundaries and create a powerful, rugged robot based on the Raspberry Pi. The chassis allows for extensions to be bolted on top of it giving you the flexibility to extend the capabilities of the G1 Smart Tank Robot.