Headless Raspberry Pi Setup

Contributors: Shawn Hymel
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Resources and Going Further

At this point, you should be logged in to your Raspberry Pi over some kind of terminal (e.g. serial, SSH). You have the power of Linux at your fingertips! You can begin writing code and calling commands as you wish.

A good source of documentation about the Raspberry Pi is the Embedded Linux Raspberry Pi Wiki Page.

If you'd like to turn your Raspberry Pi into a WiFi access point, see this tutorial:

Setting up a Raspberry Pi 3 as an Access Point

April 23, 2018

This guide will show you how to configure a Raspberry Pi as an access point and connect it to your local Ethernet network to share Internet to other WiFi devices.

Looking for some inspiration for your Raspberry Pi? Check out these tutorials:

Raspberry Pi Twitter Monitor

How to use a Raspberry Pi to monitor Twitter for hashtags and blink an LED.

Raspberry gPIo

How to use either Python or C++ to drive the I/O lines on a Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi Zero Helmet Impact Force Monitor

How much impact can the human body handle? This tutorial will teach you how to build your very own impact force monitor using a helmet, Raspberry Pi Zero, and accelerometer!

Setting Up the Pi Zero Wireless Pan-Tilt Camera

This tutorial will show you how to assemble, program, and access the Raspberry Pi Zero as a headless wireless pan-tilt camera.

Using Flask to Send Data to a Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use the Flask framework for Python to send data from ESP8266 WiFi nodes to a Raspberry Pi over an internal WiFi network.

Raspberry Pi Stand-Alone Programmer

This tutorial will show you how to use a headless Raspberry Pi to flash hex files onto AVR microcontrollers as a stand-alone programmer. It also tells the story about production programming challenges, how SparkFun came to this solution, and all the lessons learned along the way.