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Raspberry Pi

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The Raspberry Pi is a small but powerful Linux based computer that was created to help educate a new generation of programmers and electronics engineers. This incredible piece of hardware has also been widely adopted by Makers, Hackers and Hobbyists, who have used it in various applications. It is also starting to be integrated into end-products by the commercial world.

Developed by the Raspberry PI foundation, the Raspberry Pi computer is a credit card sized ARM based PC. It can do many of the things that a desktop PC can do including word-processing, games, playing back High-Definition video or surfing the Internet. However, easy access to the processor's GPIO gives the Raspberry Pi an extra dimension, as this has allowed users to attach and control hardware and external devices via software code.

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RASPBERRY PI 3 MODEL B 

50% Faster than Pi 2 and 10 times faster than Pi 1, Raspberry Pi 3 also integrates wireless connectivity.

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In this video we compare the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with the Raspberry Pi 2.

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titletitleAndrew Back pushes the boundries of the new Raspberry Pi 3 with the first of his project posts using a Raspberry Pi 3 and Software Defined Radio to receive communications from the International Space Station. - Listening for the ISS with Raspberry Pi 3 and SoDeRa

In our Raspberry Pi section, you will find lots of useful resources that will help you get the best out of your Raspberry Pi. We start with the basics of "getting started" through to programming examples and PCB schematics to create your own add on boards. There are also lots of interesting Blogs and Technical Articles to read and share.

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RASPBERRY PI BOARDS

The latest variant of the Raspberry Pi is the Raspberry Pi 3. This new board features a Quad Core 900MHz Arm Cortex-A7 processor and 1Gb of DDR2 RAM.

There are three remaining variants of Raspberry Pi the A+, B+ and Compute Pi which all use the same 700MHz Arm Processor and run the same Operating Systems.

Out of the box and setting up your Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBC

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBC
 

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBC

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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
 

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

Price £24.50
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Raspberry Pi Model A+

Raspberry Pi Model A+
 

Raspberry Pi Model A+

Price £15.50
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Raspberry Pi Model B+

Raspberry Pi Model B+
 

Raspberry Pi Model B+

Price £17.99
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Raspberry Pi Compute Module Kit

Raspberry Pi Compute Module Kit
 

Raspberry Pi Compute Module Kit

Price £36.29
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Raspberry Pi Compute Module (board only)

Raspberry Pi Compute Module (board only)
 

Raspberry Pi Compute Module (board only)

Price £17.97
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GETTING STARTED WITH RASPBERRY PI

What you need to get your Raspberry Pi up and runn

What you need to get your Raspberry Pi up and running
 

BUY A RASPBERRY PI 3 FROM RS COMPONENTS Now that you have purchased a Raspberry Pi, here's some b.......

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Raspberry Pi - Getting started guide

Raspberry Pi - Getting started guide
 

Helpful Raspberry Pi Videos-  Connecting up and booting your Raspberry Pi What you need.......

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Raspberry Pi Quick Start Guide

Raspberry Pi Quick Start Guide
 

To get your Raspberry Pi up and running quickly please follow these guidelines attached.For best res.......

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Raspberry Pi Camera setup

Raspberry Pi Camera setup
 

The camera module comprises of a sensor and lens and needs to get instructions from the Pi in orde.......

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How to create or update your Raspberry Pi Operatin

How to create or update your Raspberry Pi Operating System
 

Operating System Images 1. Standard Images 2. NOOBS Intallations 1.  This video shows you ho.......

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Raspberry Pi Classroom Projects

Raspberry Pi Classroom Projects
 

A collection of Raspberry Pi Projects created for teachers to use in the classroom All these exerci.......

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IN THE RASPBERRY PI FORUM

Smart TV with Raspberry Pi 3 Read More
Raspberry pi 2 compatible screens Read More
Using the Cirrus logic sound card with the 7" touch dis Read More
Thin client from Raspberry Pi Read More
Using LCD Display ( No Liquid Cristal ) make a BlackBoard Read More
Sample Pressure, temperature, humidity with BME280 Read More
Citrix Receiver on Pi3 Read More
PowerBerry : Start using your Raspberry in minutes (PI2/PI3) Read More
Common Questions Read More
GPIO expansion boards... Read More

LATEST RASPBERRY PI BLOGS

Solar Powering your Raspberry Pi!

Solar Powering your Raspberry Pi!
 

David from cottonpickersplace.co.uk is a good friend of DesignSpark, here he gives us a run down on .......

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DesignSpark Birthday #PassTheParcel on Twitter

DesignSpark Birthday #PassTheParcel on Twitter
 

Since Friday afternoon we have been playing a game of virtual #PassTheParcel with our followers on T.......

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Safer laser cutting with the Raspberry Pi Camera M

Safer laser cutting with the Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2
 

Remote monitoring with Rpi Cam Web Interface, MQTT and Node-RED When version 2 of the Raspberry P.......

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Engineering, Forging For The Future

Engineering, Forging For The Future
 

The growth of jobs available globaly is directly linked to advances in Science, Technology, Engineer.......

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Where are all the new RF engineers? SDR to the re

Where are all the new RF engineers?  SDR to the rescue
 

Fifty years ago, amateur radio (a.k.a. ham radio) was a very popular entry point for youngsters to.......

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RF Communications and the Internet of Things - Par

RF Communications and the Internet of Things - Part 4
 

         The first three parts of this blog series on wireless communicatio.......

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COOL STUFF YOU CAN DO WITH RASPBERRY PI

Ten essential Raspberry Pi projects

Ten essential Raspberry Pi projects
 

Ten projects for the Raspberry Pi that range from educational to fun via highly useful. This is by .......

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Raspberry Pi joystick

Raspberry Pi joystick
 

After getting MAME going on my Raspberry Pi so that I could play old arcade games. I wanted to hook .......

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My Raspberry Pi Thinks It's a Mainframe!

My Raspberry Pi Thinks It's a Mainframe!
 

As the Raspberry Pi started to ship the Sinclair ZX Spectrum turned 30 years old, and comparisons we.......

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KNOWLEDGE ABOUT RASPBERRY PI

PiFi Enables CD Quality Record and Playback on the

PiFi Enables CD Quality Record and Playback on the Raspberry Pi
 

Designed specifically for Raspberry Pi developers that wish to construct audio playback or record pr.......

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Adding IoT capability to existing systems part 2

Adding IoT capability to existing systems part 2
 

In part 2 of our focus on adding IoT capability to exisiting systems we show how device data can b.......

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Overview

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Overview
 

Ever Since its conception Raspberry Pi has always been about computing in a small size. Its Main o.......

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Kick start your IoT project!

Kick start your IoT project!
 

Kick start your IoT project with a Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit! Get a FREE Raspberry Pi 3 .......

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Inventions for School Contest Project --- Smart At

Inventions for School Contest Project --- Smart Attack on Queue Jumper
 

Introduction of the project During recess time or lunch hour, many students queued at the tuck .......

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NEW - MIAC Raspberry Pi & Arduino compatible MIAC

NEW - MIAC Raspberry Pi & Arduino compatible MIAC – Now you are in control
 

New MIACS: original V2 model (multi-coloured keypad), Raspberry Pi MIAC (Raspberry colour), AllCod.......

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ACCESSORISE YOUR PI

Official Pi 3 Red/White Case

Official Pi 3 Red/White Case
 

Official Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 2 B, B+ Developme

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Official Pi 3 Power Supply White

Official Pi 3 Power Supply White
 

5.1 V dc, Micro USB, 2.5 A Official Raspberry Pi 3

Price £6.29
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8GB SD Card, Raspberry Pi NOOBS

8GB SD Card, Raspberry Pi NOOBS
 

Sandisk 8GB Micro SD Card

Price £7.02
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RasPiComm I/O Extension Board for RPi

RasPiComm I/O Extension Board for RPi
 

RasPiComm I/O Extension Board for RPi

Price £32.50
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5200mAh Li-Ion Rechargeable Power Bank

5200mAh Li-Ion Rechargeable Power Bank
 

RS 5000mAh Lithium Polymer PB-A5200

Price £10.29
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Stand for Raspberry Pi Camera - Black

Stand for Raspberry Pi Camera - Black
 

Stand for Raspberry Pi Camera - Black

Price £0.99
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RASPBERRY PI VIDEOS

The world’s first public demo of the Raspberry Pi

The world’s first public demo of the Raspberry Pi camera
 

Beer and Sausages weren't the only thing on the menu during my trip to the Electronica show in Munic.......

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Raspberry Pi - Getting started guide

Raspberry Pi - Getting started guide
 

Helpful Raspberry Pi Videos-  Connecting up and booting your Raspberry Pi What you need.......

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