Always be careful when running scripts and commands copied from the Internet.

Anyway, that said…


Getting start

Download Raspberry Pi imager from the Play Store to write images to an SD card from your phone.

You can use a wall charger but they run happily off a large powerbank if you wanna dev from the sofa.

Connection differences between the Pi 4 and Zero

type 4 Zero
HDMI Micro Mini
Power USB-C Micro-USB

Operating systems

It’s by far easiest to install Raspbian 32-bit.

You might also consider:

  • Raspbian 64-bit – see direct link
  • Kali is a bit slow and painful with a full desktop environment – might be worsened by powering over USB rather than a dedicated power supply – but the headless, command line only version is great for auditing your home network.

Additional software

Configuring the network without a display

country=us
update_config=1
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant

network={
 scan_ssid=1
 ssid="MyNetworkSSID"
 psk="Pa55w0rd1234"
}

Also, to enable ssh, touch an empty file named “ssh” at the top level on the SD card to enable it.


Project ideas

Stores

Operating systems

Pico

Kits and peripherals

Models/kits

GPIO

Gardening

Cases

Audio

Displays

Solar

GSM

Misc

ARM