Updating Python on Raspbian and Installing Useful Packages

Python (10min)

Installing PIP Package Manager

If you plan to use python (which you probably are) you will want to install pip to help with package managing. Most python packages can be installed with pip.

sudo apt-get install python3-pip

Install RPi.GPIO

Install RPi library for controlling the GPIO pins on your pi. Its a great library for getting started and a ton of tutorials reference it.

pip3 install RPi.GPIO

Installing Oh My ZSH (Bonus)

I also like to spice my terminal up to something with some color. This package (Oh My ZSH)[] is great open source update to the default terminal.

You can install it with the following commands.

sudo apt-get install zsh git

wget <https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/raw/master/tools/install.sh> -O - | zsh

chsh -s `which zsh`

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