Setting up a Headless Raspberry Pi Zero

Alasdair Allan
9 min readMar 5, 2018

Most of the time when I use a Raspberry Pi, I’m using them ‘headless.’ Either the boards are embedded inside projects, or hidden away in a cupboard. While they’re connected to the network, there isn’t a monitor, keyboard, or mouse to be seen anywhere. However what seems to surprise a lot of people is that setting them up like that is actually now pretty easy.

Getting the Operating System

Go ahead and download the latest SD Card image of Raspbian, or if you don’t intend to ever use the Raspberry Pi with a monitor—or…