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Raspberry Pi is a small, powerful computer and development board to help educate a new generation of programmers and electronics engineers

Developed by the Raspberry PI foundation the Raspberry Pi computer is a miniature ARM based PC which can do many of the things a desktop PC can do like word-processing, games or playing back High-Definition video

In this section you will find lots of useful resources from getting started with Raspberry Pi to schematics and programming guides to help you get the most out of your Pi

GETTING STARTED WITH RASPBERRY PI

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 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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Raspberry Pi Quick Start Guide

Raspberry Pi Quick Start Guide
 

A copy of the Quick Start Guide that ships with the Raspberry Pi.......

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Raspberry Pi - Getting started guide

Raspberry Pi - Getting started guide
 

Video's showing connecting up your Raspberry and launching the Desktop. Also includes a pdf guide........

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What you need to get your Raspberry Pi up and runn

What you need to get your Raspberry Pi up and running
 

The Raspberry Pi ships on its own. To get your Pi up and running, you need a few basic things........

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Installing Linux software on Raspberry Pi

Installing Linux software on Raspberry Pi
 

A number of readers have commented in posts that they are not familiar with Linux so I thought I wou.......

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IN THE RASPBERRY PI FORUM

Raspberry Pi Compute Module IO Board More
Pi Vessel based on Raspberry More
Pi Vessel on the Raspberry on Kickstarter More
Pi Vessel on the Raspberry More
New Raspberry Pi Camera Module Board on Kickstarter More
UniPi - Universal Raspberry Pi Add-on Board More
Pi-Top - A DIY Raspberry Pi Model B+ Laptop Kit. More
Anywhere Console for Raspberry Pi More
Mating socket for Rpi I/O header More
Longer Ribbon Cable for Pi Cam board More

LATEST RASPBERRY PI BLOGS

SWJTU Makerspace, China

SWJTU Makerspace, China
 

An Arduino panda tracking collar and a Banana Piano was just two of the amazing projects I, Lucy Rog.......

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UESTC Makerspace, China

UESTC Makerspace, China
 

A speaking rubbish bin was among the amazing projects I, Lucy Rogers, saw recently at the UESTC Make.......

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Win a Raspberry Pi Christmas Bundle!

Win a Raspberry Pi Christmas Bundle!
 

We're giving away a bundle of Raspberry Pi goodies to one lucky DesignSpark Community member for Chr.......

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What´s up Pitaya?

What´s up Pitaya?
 

There's been plenty going on at the Red Pitaya house. Here's a round up of out latest news........

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The $20 Raspberry Pi A+

The $20 Raspberry Pi A+
 

Boasting very low power and measuring in at only 55mm x 65 mm, the Raspberry Pi model A+ is an amazi.......

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How can a novice prepare a Raspberry Pi tutorial i

How can a novice prepare a Raspberry Pi tutorial in 48 hours?
 

Amid the political turmoil of the Umbrella Revolution, Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire was business as us.......

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Pete Wood

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 no.......

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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 wante.......

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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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RASPBERRY PI EVENTS

Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Jam's bring together Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and even those who would like to learn more about Raspberry Pi, and how to get the best out of it.

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The group was started in Summer 2012 and meets at RS DesignSpark on the Oxford Business Park North. The group consists of many varied people with varying skills in software, teaching, electronics and so much more! The Oxford Raspberry Jam Jan 2013


The Oxford Raspberry Jam April 2013

The Oxford Raspberry Jam Feb 2014

Find out how you can join the Jam

Easy as Pi:  Technology Day

Pete Wood and his team from RS Electronics and Design Spark brought along 10 Raspberry Pis and taught 7 to 9 year old kids how to program in Python. Miles Berry and his team from Roehampton Insitute got the kids programming using Scratch, they created animal sprites and got them to dance around the screen. Read About Tech Day

London Sci-Fi Show

Dr Bill Marshall of RS Components celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer at the London Sci-Fi show and demonstrates Raspberry Pi emulating the Spectrum with the Fuse Spectrum emulator ported across by Andy Taylor. See Bill's write up of the event

London Pi Meet Up

Now that the Raspberry Pi has started to ship excitement has notched up a level as tweets and blog posts provide tantalising insights into early experiences with the computer. Spurred on by this excitement, a few of us decided that it would be fun to have a meetup to discuss these experiences in person and to share ideas. Thus the London Raspberry Pi Meetup was born. Read About the London Pi Meet up

 

ANDREW BACK'S PI PERSPECTIVES

Andrew Back talks to industry leaders about how Raspberry Pi will affect the future of electronics and computing

Advantages of Rapid Prototyping

Advantages of Rapid Prototyping
 

Adopting Rapid Prototyping for increased innovation      We know that as a.......

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Pi Perspectives: Alex van Someren (Amadeus Capital

Pi Perspectives: Alex van Someren (Amadeus Capital)
 

Alex van Someren is a partner at Amadeus Capital and previously co-founded security technology compa.......

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Pi Perspectives: Miles Berry (Naace)

Pi Perspectives: Miles Berry (Naace)
 

Miles Berry is Chair of the National Association of Advisers for Computers in Education, Subject Lea.......

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EDUCATION PI STYLE

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT RASPBERRY PI

Detect face with SimpleCV on pcDuino3

Detect face with SimpleCV on pcDuino3
 

In a previous post, we implemented a basic camera function using SimpleCV........

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pcDuino V3 start wifi AP

pcDuino V3 start wifi AP
 

pcDuino V3 has built-in WiFI module, but the module type is .......

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pcDuino V3 start wifi AP

pcDuino V3 start wifi AP
 

pcDuino V3 has built-in WiFI module, but the module type is .......

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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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USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES

RASPBERRY PI PHOTOS

Eben Upton

Eben delivers the first batch of Pi's to RS

Raspberry Pi Manufacture Raspberry Pi Manufacture Picture 2

Testing the Pi's in production at our China based Contract Manufacturer

RASPBERRY PI VIDEOS

What is the Raspberry Pi (Model B)

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Model A


Eben Delivers Pi's RS dispatches Raspberry Pi's RS on ITV The Pi in Education Raspberry Pi Quake Demo Raspberry Pi XBMC

Raspberry Pi Camera

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