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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.

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Interfacing hardware with the Raspberry Pi

An exploration of GPIO pins, LED and switch control.

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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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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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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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Feature Projects

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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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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#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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  • 3 days ago

    Excellent step by step tutorial. I watched the DockerPi NightLight Board Tutorial video on YouTube (https://youtu.be/KI7cQQLffG0) but it was very comprehensive but quite slow. I hope to laser etch my own...
  • 1 week ago

    Thank you very much! Nice Tutorial. It inspired me to get a label printer n the first place.
    As of now (and in Austria) the QL-800 is more readily available so i went with that one and the tutorial...
  • 2 weeks ago

    Yes it is the same HAT for both Pi’s. Raspberry Pi is cool that way, they don’t make hardware obsolete when introducing new models.
  • 2 weeks ago

    @BradLevy the adafruit camera you recommended looks great! I like the manual zoom function.
    Thank you for the suggestion.
  • 2 weeks ago

    @BradLevy Thank you for your reply. I will have a look at those recommendations. We can lower the 300mm working height but not much as space is needed to get your hands under the camera to position the...
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April 1, 2020 08:06

Using the CanaKit Raspberry Pi Zero W Starter Kit with a TV Hat

Setting up the Raspberry Pi Zero W and using it with a DVB TV Hat to stream TV stations around the house.

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March 18, 2020 12:55

DIGILENT Pmod Library Extension

This article showcases five new Pmods manufactured by Digilent, including the GPS, LS1, ACL2, SWT, and KYPD.

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March 18, 2020 12:46

DIGILENT Pmod LS1

This article demonstrates how to use the Pmod LS1 with a Raspberry Pi 4 and Pi-HAT. LS1 enables users to receive signals from multiple optical sensors, such as the popular combination of IR LED with an IR sensor for line-following robots.

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March 18, 2020 12:32

DIGILENT Pmod KYPD

Get started with the Pmod KYPD 16-button keypad and a Raspberry Pi 4 with Pi-HAT.

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March 18, 2020 12:22

DIGILENT Pmod SWT

This article demonstrates how to use the Pmod SWT, providing users with 4 slide switches, with a Raspberry Pi 4 and Pi-HAT.

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March 18, 2020 11:57

DIGILENT PmodACL2

This article shows you how to use the Pmod ACL2 MEMS accelerometer with Raspberry Pi 4 and Pi-HAT.

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March 18, 2020 11:47

DIGILENT Pmod GPS

This article shows you how to get started with the new GPS Pmod, Raspberry Pi 4 and Pi-HAT.

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February 25, 2020 15:49

Analyze the Measurement Data on Cloud using Raspberry Pi 4 and Analog Discovery 2

In this article, you will learn how to collect the measurement data through Analog Discovery 2 and then store them on the ThinkSpeak cloud, using Raspberry Pi 4.

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January 20, 2020 14:54

Designing a Raspberry Pi Based Intelligent Ultrasonic Bat Detector App

Machine learning can be used to help show if there are bats roosting in old buildings that are due for demolition. The Raspberry Pi 4, with 4Gb of RAM, proved to be up to the job, presenting the data as a bar-chart in near real-time.

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