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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.

Feature Articles

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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July 20, 2018 13:20

The Raspberry Pi Weather Station – In Ten Minutes Flat

The weather is a hot topic again in the UK, where we are experiencing something of a heatwave. This is generally referred to as ‘summer’ elsewhere in the world but heat in summer is something of an outlandish concept to the people of this island!

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July 5, 2018 12:54

We can teach our children to tinker - right now!

I love to tinker. In business, we call this innovation, but that makes it sound like a means to an end. There isn’t an end when you are tinkering – you have a few parts in front of you and all the conceptual possibilities these represent.

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June 29, 2018 13:19

VESA Mounting Brackets for DesignSpark Raspberry Pi 3 Cases

Do you need to mount a DesignSpark Raspberry Pi 3 case (with a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ inside of course!) to the back of your display or monitor? Read on...

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June 28, 2018 12:58

Pulse Train Hat for Raspberry Pi

Add-on Hat for the Raspberry PI computer that will make motor control easy, fast and accurate. The Pulse Train Hat allows clean, fast and accurate pulses to be created using simple ASCII commands.

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June 19, 2018 08:25

New Raspberry Pi Camera Module Kits and Lenses!

Do you need to capture VR video? Or perhaps some wide angle images? This range of DesignSpark Brand Raspberry Pi camera module kits and lenses could be just the thing!

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June 6, 2018 09:52

Exploring Ethereum with Raspberry Pi Part 3: Transacting on our Private Blockchain

Transferring funds, mining Ether and executing smart contracts.

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June 5, 2018 15:07

Extend Your Raspberry Pi Potential with the PiXtend V2 -S- Extension Board

Do you need a PLC interface with more potential for your Pi? Look what’s available on the DesignSpark Marketplace!

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June 4, 2018 15:09

Report: RS Components 2-1 Sony UK TEC

RS Components took on Sony UK TEC in the Raspberry Pi Derby on Friday evening to raise money for Children with Cancer UK.

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June 1, 2018 08:29

Match Preview: RS Components v Sony UK TEC

Employees from RS Components and Sony UK Technology Centre head to the King Power Stadium on Friday evening to compete in the Raspberry Pi Derby, raising money for the Children with Cancer UK charity.

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