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Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

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

What you need to get your Raspberry Pi up and running and Quick Start Guide

Now that you have purchased a Raspberry Pi , here's some basic accessories you need to get up and running. This article is relevant for all Raspberry Pi Models.

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Interfacing hardware with the Raspberry Pi

An exploration of GPIO pins, LED and switch control.

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Created on DesignSpark - pi-top build your own laptop kit

pi-top is a Raspberry Pi powered laptop that you can build yourself, in an evening, without soldering! And, what’s more, it was originally designed using RS’s own DesignSpark Mechanical and DesignSpark PCB tools.

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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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  • robertjrathbone

    1 week ago

    My main concern with using the Pi is the heat from the chips on board. Broadcom devices seem to suffer badly from overheating, as they do in the BT PVR. I do not wish to have the Pi connected to LAN or...
  • davecole

    2 weeks ago

    Who won this competition??
  • hulbg1

    3 weeks ago

    @dcrand I had the same problem you have to go into preferences and change it from Desktop to CLI if you have the TFT as I do you then need to tab till you get to the top most button and shift tab twice...
  • Andrew Back

    1 month ago

    @dcrand I used a Pi 3 also. It's not clear whether you used the Adafruit image or a stock Raspbian and install script, but would recommend the former.
  • dcrand

    1 month ago

    I have a Raspberry pi 3 and can't get the PiTFT to display dump1090 data. Dump1090 is working in the browser. I've tried both instructions several times but just can't get any data on the PiTFT. Has anyelse...
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Redstone

Raspberry Pi

July 25, 2017 08:44

Alexa And Pi, Please.

So you have a Pi-Top and want to get Alexa up and running? Or maybe you already have a Raspberry Pi 3 and you want to get Alexa on that instead? If you have a pi-topPULSE it is a pretty simple task to get Alexa. This article shows you how.

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karlwoodward

Raspberry Pi

July 24, 2017 10:28

pi-topPULSE: an audiovisual experience for your Pi

The pi-topPUSLE is the lasted accessory from the pi-top family. The pi-top range is based around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning

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Redstone

Raspberry Pi

July 13, 2017 13:16

The Latest Topping For Your Raspberry Pi

Fancy bringing Alexa to life on your Raspberry Pi 3? The new pi-top Pulse makes bringing music, light effects and Alexa services to your pi-top, pi-top CEED or stand-alone Raspberry Pi easier than ever before!

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leonie

Raspberry Pi

July 11, 2017 15:15

Raspberry Pi wins coveted RAE MacRobert Prize for Engineering

Congratulations to all at the Raspberry Pi Foundation! Its versatile Raspberry Pi computer has been applauded for all the good things it has done for education and coding, beating off some amazing competition to win this coveted award.

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Alan Saldivar

Raspberry Pi

June 30, 2017 15:02

Network Controlled 3D Printer using OctoPrint and Raspberry Pi

The main idea of this project is to be able to control and monitor a 3D printer via Network with Camera Streaming and a cable from Raspberry Pi to 3D Printer Machine.

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leonie

Raspberry Pi

June 5, 2017 13:10

What you can do in 10 minutes: Add Gesture control to your Raspberry Pi

10 years ago you clicked with a mouse, now it’s all about touchscreen – but soon everything will be gesture controlled. Already an option on BMW and VW cars, amongst others, gesture control is being seen as the next HMI interface (what will be next!?

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GreigRS

Raspberry Pi

May 18, 2017 08:41

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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Bissett

Raspberry Pi

May 16, 2017 12:36

Designing and Building a Bed Monitoring System for hospital use

The final assembly of my bed monitoring system.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi

May 15, 2017 08:45

Build a Pi powered Plane Watcher

This project uses a Raspberry Pi with super low cost software-defined radio (SDR) hardware to receive tracking information from the Mode-S transponders of aircraft up to hundreds of km away.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi

March 27, 2017 14:33

Add GPS Time and Location to a Raspberry Pi Project

The addition of a GPS receiver to a Raspberry Pi gives it both positioning and high accuracy time capabilities. Perfect for when you need to ascertain the location of equipment which is on the move and with systems that require accurate time.

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DesignSpark

Raspberry Pi

March 15, 2017 10:54

Win A Raspberry Pi Selfie Cam signed by Eben Upton

To enter, simply comment on this article with the words “Pi Day Competition”

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Ten22

Raspberry Pi

March 14, 2017 15:21

Tired of Formula 1? Try Formula Pi!

The Formula 1 Season in nearly upon us, with very, very, fast vehicles, costing millions, driven by drivers, who cost millions, it can be fun for some people to watch, but I just don’t get it. Enter Formula Pi!

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