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Can I use a laptop for the monitor?

Many laptops have an HDMI connection so you might think I can just plug the Boolean Box Raspberry Pi in to that connection and use the laptop monitor.  We’ve never seen this work.  Most laptop don’t take HDMI input, instead they are designed to output the display on HDMI to support a second monitor.

You can share the Raspberry Pi desktop to your laptop over WiFi but it is not a perfect solution.  You are much better off using a real monitor, including your TV or an inexpensive monitor.  Any monitor that has an HDMI port will work.

If you want to use a laptop, the instructions are here.

 

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