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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.

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.

RASPBERRY PI BOARDS

There are three main variants of Raspberry Pi available to purchase, the A+, B+ and Compute Pi.  All varients use the same 700mhz Arm Processor and run the same Operating Systems.

The latest model is the Model B+

Raspberry Pi A+

Raspberry Pi A+
 

Raspberry Pi A+

Price £15.50
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Raspberry Pi B+

Raspberry Pi B+
 

Raspberry Pi B+

Price £24.35
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Raspberry Pi Compute Module Kit

Raspberry Pi Compute Module Kit
 

Raspberry Pi Compute Module Kit

Price £109.99
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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
 

Now that you have purchased either a Raspberry Pi Model A+ (833-2699) or a Raspberry Pi Model B+ (.......

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Raspberry Pi - Getting started guide

Raspberry Pi - Getting started guide
 

Helpful Raspberry Pi Videos 1. Connecting up your Raspberry Pi This video shows you how to connect.......

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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
 

This video shows you how to add the Raspberry Pi operating system to an SD card, or update an older .......

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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

Problem with login and password Read More
PROTA Pi, new headless-oriented OS for Raspberry Pi Read More
Remote shell for Pi without VPN or port forwarding Read More
Raspberry Pi Compute Module IO Board Read More
Pi Vessel based on Raspberry Read More
Pi Vessel on the Raspberry on Kickstarter Read More
Pi Vessel on the Raspberry Read More
New Raspberry Pi Camera Module Board on Kickstarter Read More
UniPi - Universal Raspberry Pi Add-on Board Read More
Pi-Top - A DIY Raspberry Pi Model B+ Laptop Kit. Read More

LATEST RASPBERRY PI BLOGS

Raspberry Pi honeypot helps you to improve your ne

Raspberry Pi honeypot helps you to improve your network's security
 

Network administrators typically use firewalls to monitor and control inbound and outbound traffic, .......

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RasPi Design Challenge in Japan – Encouraging the

RasPi Design Challenge in Japan – Encouraging the Innovation
 

A Raspberry Pi Design Challenge sponsored by RS Components took place in Japan in the October last y.......

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Control wireless mains sockets with Arduino and Ra

Control wireless mains sockets with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
 

LightwaveRF (LWRF) is a range of switches, dimmers and other home automation hardware that is wide.......

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Developing Applications for the Intel Edison

Developing Applications for the Intel Edison
 

A walk through some of the different ways you can program the feature packed platform. In a previ.......

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Sunday Devoted to Raspberry Pi Training! (Faculty

Sunday Devoted to Raspberry Pi Training! (Faculty Development Program)
 

In collaboration with Technopark TBI Trivandrum(Kerala), RS Components & Controls (I) Limited .......

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SWJTU Makerspace, China

SWJTU Makerspace, China
 

An Arduino panda tracking collar and a Banana Piano were just two of the amazing projects I, Lu.......

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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

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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LPRS Launches IoT Cloud Services Partnership at Em

LPRS Launches IoT Cloud Services Partnership at Embedded World 2015
 

LPRS are giving away three ready to go cloud-connected IoT Gateways and one month of free cloud serv.......

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ThingSpeak, a free internet of things (IoT) platfo

ThingSpeak, a free internet of things (IoT) platform
 

Introduction to ThingSpeak: ThingSpeak is an open source “Internet of Things” applicati.......

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Toolbox App for Windows 8.1

Toolbox App for Windows 8.1
 

From December 2014 the popular Toolbox App, engineering app for calculation and design reference, is.......

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Free Open Session on RPi B+, followed by hands-on

Free Open Session on RPi B+, followed by hands-on workshop (Register Now!)
 

Abstract Raspberry PI is one of the most popular open source development platforms available in the.......

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Adding a Real Clock Time to your Raspberry PI

Adding  a Real Clock Time to your  Raspberry PI
 

The Raspberry Pi doesn’t have  a little coin-battery-powered 'Real Time Clock'  (RTC.......

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ACCESSORISE YOUR PI

Camera Module for Raspberry Pi

Camera Module for Raspberry Pi
 

Raspberry Pi Video Module Raspberry Pi Camera Boar

Price £16.20
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RasPiComm extension for Raspberry Pi

RasPiComm extension for Raspberry Pi
 

RasPiComm extension for Raspberry Pi

Price £32.50
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Raspberry Pi Type B 512MB

Raspberry Pi Type B 512MB
 

Raspberry Pi Type B 512MB

Price £24.35
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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 1. Connecting up your Raspberry Pi This video shows you how to connect.......

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