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The Raspberry Pi is the most popular series of British computers ever made. Created to help educate the next generation of programmers and engineers the world over, it has been widely adopted by makers, hackers and hobbyists for a multitude of projects. Raspberry Pi is also an ideal rapid prototyping platform for professional engineers and is also being integrated into more and more commercial and Industrial applications.

Developed by the Raspberry Pi foundation, the latest Raspberry Pi computer features a powerful quad core ARM Cortex processor, including integrated wireless LAN and Bluetooth, USB and HDMI ports. Easily accessible GPIO pinouts open up the platform to a whole host of impressive add-ons boards. All of this is packed onto a single PCB no bigger than a credit card. Explore the many varied and exciting possibilities of this fantastic single board computer today.

Our Raspberry Pi Tech Hub is full of useful Raspberry Pi based information, from getting started to maker projects and commercial applications.

Tech Support Shortcuts - Raspberry Pi Forum - Download Official Raspberry Pi Operating Systems - CM3 Compute Pi 

Feature Articles

I’ve Got a Prototype, What Next?

So you’ve bodged and bolted together working prototype and have proven the concept to friends and family. What’s next? How do you get this from your shed to the shops? This article lays down the roadmap for your next 6 months.

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Interfacing hardware with the Raspberry Pi

An exploration of GPIO pins, LED and switch control.

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New pi-top launched – get yours now

Get your hands on the brand new pi-top available from RS Components now. The latest pi-top provides more power and comes complete with inventor’s kit and full ecosystem to enable learning about coding and physical computing.

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Add Powered by Raspberry Pi to your product

If your product contains a Raspberry Pi why not give it the added edge of the official seal of approval. Powered By Raspberry Pi shows the world that your product meets the criteria set down by the Raspberry Pi foundation.

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Feature Projects

A Raspberry Pi-powered Radio 4 appliance

Using a Raspberry Pi to build an Internet radio that only receives BBC Radio 4.

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Nocturnal Wildlife Watching with Pi NoIR

Using the new Raspberry Pi camera for time-lapse photography of creatures that move in the night.

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#WhereIsMyBus

Fed up of waiting in the rain for your bus? Get distracted by emails and social media when you check the bus times app on your phone? #WhereIsMyBus is designed for you!

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Raspbian Jessie Lite on a New Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3

Those industrious folks at the Raspberry Pi Foundation have been hard at it, developing the next generation of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module called the Compute Module 3, or CM3 for short. “What can we expect from this next gen Compute Module?”

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Ten22

Raspberry Pi

December 12, 2017 14:37

3 Great Raspberry Pi Kits, from DesignSpark

What's better than a Raspberry Pi kit? 3 Raspberry Pi kits!

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Ten22

Raspberry Pi

December 11, 2017 10:03

The New Raspberry Pi Pmod HAT Adapter, from DesignSpark

Do you want to expand your Raspberry Pi project portfolio even further? This great Pmod HAT Adapter could be just what you are looking for!

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Ten22

Raspberry Pi

December 8, 2017 15:25

5 Fab Raspberry Pi Maker Projects

Youtube, you either love it, or hate it. When it comes to the Raspberry Pi there is an abundance of info on there, we went and found some fab Pi maker projects.

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Adrian Gurr

Raspberry Pi

November 29, 2017 13:49

PLUG IN Prototyping for Real World projects becomes reality with Pi's, Pythons, and PMODs

RS Components launches its DesignSpark branded PMOD HAT for Raspberry Pi to support solderless prototyping for the DesignSpark engineering community and the millions of developers and makers working with Pi today.

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Ganti

Raspberry Pi

November 16, 2017 10:20

How to expand the Raspberry Pi 3 with hundreds of click boards™ using Python

This article will guide you in establishing communication with click boards™ on Raspberry Pi, via I2C, SPI, and UART interfaces. Expanding the Raspberry Pi will be easy thanks to the hundreds of click boards™ available.

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Andrew Back

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October 24, 2017 09:32

Raspberry Pi 3 Gets Click Convenience

Extensive range of Click boards can now be used with the Pi 3.

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leonie

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October 23, 2017 11:48

New pi-top launched – get yours now

Get your hands on the brand new pi-top available from RS Components now. The latest pi-top provides more power and comes complete with inventor’s kit and full ecosystem to enable learning about coding and physical computing.

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4D Systems

Raspberry Pi

October 23, 2017 10:04

Kitchen Timer

In this demo the Raspberry Pi acts as a host which controls the gen4-uLCD-35DT. The gen4 HMI module was programmed with different forms and widgets, which are then controlled depending on the commands sent by the Raspberry Pi host and vice versa.

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Ten22

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October 17, 2017 08:19

Making Your Pulse Race! The new Raspberry Pi 3 B and pi-topPULSE Kit

New from the DesignSpark branded stable is the Raspberry Pi 3 B and pi-topPULSE kit. If you need sound, lights and Amazon Alexa, this is the kit for you!

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BonnieG

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October 3, 2017 07:52

Alexa Doesn't Understand My Accent!

Get the most out of your Alexa with this quick and easy voice recognition hack.

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Ten22

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October 2, 2017 15:39

So how do you go about getting your design into the market place?

All those products out there for sale everywhere you look were once just an idea in someone's mind, so what did they do to get their idea out there?

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GreigRS

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September 29, 2017 15:43

Pitfalls of moving from prototype to production

Moving from prototype to production is a giant step. If you think the hard work is done, then think again. If you haven't allowed for compliance testing, your troubles could be about to begin.

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