Raspberry Pi 5 Assembly

Assembling A Raspberry Pi 5 And Installing HomeAssistant

Raspberry Pi 5 typically does not come pre-assembled. Instead, you purchase the plain motherboard (available with 4GB and 8GB RAM), and the required additional components.

While there are some vendors offering pre-assembled Raspberry Pi 5 devices, it’s not worth the money. Assembling it takes just a screwdriver, 10 minutes of time, and almost no skills.

Added benefit: by assembling it yourself, you get a much better understanding of its design, and you can vary and tailor its components to your needs - i.e. the type and size of mass storage.

Assembly Steps

I walk you through the entire process of assembly:

  • Parts Required: learn what the components are that you need, and what your options are to tailor the Raspberry Pi to your needs.
  • Assembling the Raspberry: step-by-step tour explaining all steps it takes to put the parts together
  • Installing HomeAssistant: one popular use case is running Home Assistant on the Raspberry Pi, so I’ll show you the few steps it takes to install it on your Raspberry Pi 5.
  • Tips & Tricks: learn a few clever tricks. i.e. how to easily show the Raspberry Pi Screen as a “Picture-in-Picture” window on your regular computer screen.


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(content created Jun 02, 2024)