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Build a Raspberry Pi Home Entertainment Centre

How To Install XBMC media player, Raspian Desktop OS and RetroPie Console Emulators on a £25 Raspberry Pi Home Computer.

In this tutorial I will outline how to setup a complete home entertainment system on a home computer that costs less than £25. This tutorial has been written to instruct people who might be used to using windows based operating systems and find the raspberry pi initial setup a little intimidating.

I will try to explain the purpose of each step without rambling on too much, ultimately the goal is to get the main programs you need running on your system in order for you to set it up but hopefully you may learn something along the way. 

In order to complete the tutorial you will need at least the essential Items listed below. Ideally you should begin this tutorial with the strongly recommended listed.

Essential Items:
  • Raspberry Pi - Buy £30
  • 8GB Class 6 SD Card - Buy <£10
  • HDMI Cable - Buy <£5
  • USB Keyboard - Buy <£10
  • USB Mouse - Buy <£10
  • PC Connected to Internet
  • Ethernet Cable - Buy <£5
Strongly Recommended:
  • Raspberry Pi - Buy £30
  • 32GB Class 6 SD Card - Buy <£20
  • Micro USB Power Cable - Buy 
  • USB SD Card Reader - Buy 
  • HDMI Cable - Buy <£5
  • USB Keyboard - Buy <£10
  • USB Mouse - Buy <£10
  • PC Connected to Internet
  • Ethernet Cable - Buy <£5
  • Powered USB Hub - 
  • XBOX 360 Joypad USB Adaptor - Buy £30.
  • XBOX Joypad(s) - Buy £30

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