After installing a Linux distribution as explained in my article “Raspberry Pi for n00bs – Installation“, it is time to change some basic settings. This article covers everything you need to know to get your system ready to use. I only run my Raspberries “headless”, without a monitor/TV. Saves an expensive gold-plated HDMI cable and all the cool kids do it 🙂
A complete PC for only 30 Euros, super-silent without active cooling, the operating system on SD card. That is the Raspberry Pi 🙂
…ok, to get it up and running, you will need a few more Euros, here´s the minimal configuration:
Raspberry Pi – B/B+ (30-35 Euros)
Ethernet cable (1-2 Euros)
Power supply with at least 0,7A (better 1A) and Micro USB (5-10 Euros)
One of the countless Raspberry cases (5-10 Euros)
SD card with at least 4GB, better 8 or 16 (10-20 Euros)
Now we´re already at ~50 Euros, but the Mini-PC only needs 2-3 Watts and practically no space.
A HDMI cable and a USB keyboard are optional, for the first installation and if you don´t just want to administrate the Raspberry Pi with SSH. Check your local supplier for all the items, SD cards are pretty cheap at Amazon. It´s a good idea to check the compatibility list first: http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards
There are 3 different Access Tokens, each one with a specific purpose while dealing with the Facebook API. The Facebook docs cover the basics to get you started, it´s all about the Web here, so i will not cover the fourth one in the list: the “Client Token”.