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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.

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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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July 11, 2019 08:24

Simple rasp-identifier using Movidius

Build edge device based 20-classes-identifying gadget with a Pi 3 Model B+, Intel Movidius NCS, the Pi-Top CEED Pro, and a Web Camera.

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June 27, 2019 09:33

Controlling a Pedestrian Crossing with Structured Text and a RevPi Core 3

A Structured Text (PLC) program that builds on our previous traffic lights example to build a solution for controlling a pedestrian crossing

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June 25, 2019 12:07

Raspberry Pi 4 v Raspberry Pi 3B+

It's been three long years since the Raspberry Pi 3 was launched, but now it has been completely upgraded and re-engineered to produce the fastest and most powerful Pi, which could be ready to finally replace your desktop PC.

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June 4, 2019 10:54

Controlling Traffic Lights with Structured Text and a RevPi Core 3

A simple Structured Text (PLC) program to run on the RevPi Core 3 to control traffic lights.

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May 31, 2019 10:22

Getting Started with RevPi Core 3 for PLC Applications

Hardware setup, configuration and an introduction to logi.CAD 3.

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May 10, 2019 15:38

Match Preview: Sony UK TEC v RS Components

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

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April 25, 2019 08:01

Configure Caching IPv4/IPv6 DNS Stub Resolver using “systemd-resolved”

By storing previous DNS query answers of name:ip mappings in a local cache, system responsiveness will be greatly enhanced. This link is a HowTo I've written which details how to configure "systemd-resolved" as a local DNS caching stub resolver

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