Headless Pi Zero VNC setup

After setting up a few pi zero’s with VNC without a monitor, here’s the process I follow that may be helpful if you are trying to do similar. I’m no expert but this works for me 🙂

Hardware
sd card reader
pi zero+psu
wifi dongle+adapter if required
pc/laptop (I’m using a pc with ubuntu 16.04)

Software
Raspian image – https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
Etcher – https://etcher.io/
SD card formatter – https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/
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