I picked up an B+ Kit from Ada Fruit (based on the fact they have awesome tutorials). I also picked up a Motor Controller, a Bread Board to hook up peripherals, and a Touch Screen Display. The touch screen display wasn’t actually compatible with the kit I purchased. Lesson learned – check the Male and Female connectors for the Displays and PIN (IN/OUT) counts.
I laid out all the components on the bubble wrap, and I started assembling the components into one computer. The experience was rather like assembling a jigsaw puzzle.
I used the 4G microSD card that came with the B+ kit. I used it to immediately configure Debian and setup SSH. I got it on the wireless using the USB dongle for wireless, and I ran the updates for aptitude update and aptitude full-upgrade. It’s nice that it persists all these changes.
Now, that I am on the wireless, I can unplug the Raspberry Pi from the monitor, and connect to it via SSH. It’s fantastic stuff. I am now going to work on my motor controller.