Brian Innes unboxes and shows you how to set up how to setup the element14 IoT Learner kit, which includes a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, SenseHAT, case, and power supply.


In this video:

Brian shows the unboxing of the element14 IoT Learner Kit. He then shows you how to assemble the components, including installing the SD card.

To set up the Raspberry Pi for the first time, Brain shows how to connect a USB mouse, USB keyboard, and HDMI monitor (using an HDMI cable). (To see how to set up a Raspberry Pi without the mouse, keyboard, and monitor, watch this other Hands-on IoT episode.)

Brian shows the first boot sequence and how to get connected to your network. After booting your Pi for the first time, you need to make sure its firmware is at the latest version available (something you should do regularly). Brian shows how to run the update process using the apt-get command — both the update command, which updates the catalog of software available on the servers, and the upgrade command, which lets you update the software to the latest version. Lastly, Brian shows a few other handy commands for configuring and maintaining your Raspberry Pi.

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1 comment on"Setting up the element14 IoT Learner Kit"

  1. @bri_innes Hello Brian, I was not able to set up the Raspberry Pi and wanted to check with you on some issues. I have the Element14 IoT Learners Kit which came with a Raspberry Pi 3 B. Your installation video showing how the components of the Pi are assembled look different than the components I got. Specifically, when attaching the SenseHAT board to the Pi board, your result has the square grid of white sensors facing upwards (grid is visible when looking at the case), and mine does not, mine is facing inwards. I see only one way to attach the SenseHAT with its 40-pin socket to the Pi board. I am wondering if this is a normal variation in how the Pi 3 B and SenseHAT board are delivered in the Kit? The reason I am asking is that I could not get the HDMI monitor to work with the Pi. It may be an issue with the HDMI monitor too, but I was hoping this monitor would display the boot sequence forthe Pi “out of the box”. any comments appreciated thank you. FYI I am trying to get an Elecrow 7″ 1024×600 HDMI display to work as the monitor. It works fine as an external display on my MacBook but not with the Pi. I get a flickering screen and no command line to boot yje Pi from. Any thoughts or guidance greatly appreciated!

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