Despite an excellently written and informative FAQ, there is plenty of confusion over what you can/can’t do with the Raspberry Pi — which ports do what, what you can use with them, etc. The information is all there, but spread around a bit — in the Forum, the Wiki, the FAQ page, other forums… who knows where else it’s hiding?!
Here I’ve summarised what I deem to be the most important things to consider when picking up accessories for a RasPi.
Also available in some other formats for maximum share-ability:
As stated in the image, I’m not affiliated with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, just a forum member tired of FAQ-challenged newcomers and overly distributed information.
A Better Source: It’s a bit empty at the moment, but the eLinux Wiki has a great page on what hardware is compatible with the RasPi. Please add more if you have hardware you know works!
Other Places to Check
Here are a list of the various sources I found this information:
- The Raspberry Pi FAQ Page and Forum — v. helpful
- The eLinux wiki including Verified Peripherals page.
Read these first and don’t trust what you read in the press unless they’re actually demoing it :)
I may do another guide on the various complexities of actually ordering the Pi, but it’s too much of a tangled mess of info for me to process it at the mo.