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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

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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April 18, 2018 12:46

Building the Google Open Nsynth Super

A Raspberry Pi and machine learning powered instrument for generating new unique sounds that exist between different sounds.

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April 12, 2018 14:49

Starting Out With A DesignSpark Pmod HAT

A Python library for the DesignSpark Pmod HAT? Now that is something I have to try out...

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April 12, 2018 11:07

Can you resolve football rivalries with Raspberry Pi’s?

Find out how an Italian company implemented a multisensory retail management system at the San Siro using Raspberry Pi’s to ensure that fans of Serie A giants AC Milan and Internazionale both feel at home in their shared stadium.

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March 29, 2018 11:47

Celebrating with double Jam

Raspberry Pi’s sixth birthday bash celebration!

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March 19, 2018 10:39

Eben Upton Introduces the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Raspberry Pi Trading CEO, Eben Upton sits down with EW BrightSparks 2017 winner and Pi's Principal Hardware Engineer Roger Thornton to discuss their new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

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March 16, 2018 15:32

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B vs. 3 Model B+

What's in a plus? A side-by-side comparison of the latest Pi and its predecessor.

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