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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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Questions & Answers

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Looking for a solution to a design conundrum? Browse our Raspberry Pi questions and find the best answers, as voted for by our community.

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Ten22

Raspberry Pi

October 17, 2017 08:19

Making Your Pulse Race! The new Raspberry Pi 3 B and pi-topPULSE Kit

New from the DesignSpark branded stable is the Raspberry Pi 3 B and pi-topPULSE kit. If you need sound, lights and Amazon Alexa, this is the kit for you!

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BonnieG

Raspberry Pi

October 3, 2017 07:52

Alexa Doesn't Understand My Accent!

Get the most out of your Alexa with this quick and easy voice recognition hack.

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Ten22

Raspberry Pi

October 2, 2017 15:39

So how do you go about getting your design into the market place?

All those products out there for sale everywhere you look were once just an idea in someone's mind, so what did they do to get their idea out there?

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GreigRS

Raspberry Pi

September 29, 2017 15:43

Pitfalls of moving from prototype to production

Moving from prototype to production is a giant step. If you think the hard work is done, then think again. If you haven't allowed for compliance testing, your troubles could be about to begin.

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karlwoodward

Raspberry Pi

August 11, 2017 11:44

Looking under the hood of the Pi Supply Flick

We recently received our Flick designed by Pi Supply, which allows gesture sensing on any I2C capable device and will enable new possibilities for our Pis and with a little work, maybe even our PC and Arduino.

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Ten22

Raspberry Pi

July 31, 2017 07:38

The DesignSpark Quattro, the ultimate case for the Raspberry Pi

Continuing with our range of DesignSpark branded Raspberry Pi accessories, which are all available from RS Components, we bring you another case for your Pi. This one is special!

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Ten22

Raspberry Pi

July 31, 2017 07:35

Raspberry Pi Gets DesignSpark Branded Apparel

DesignSpark has had a long association with Raspberry Pi based products and innovations, it seems only right that we should bring you some great DesignSpark branded gear!

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Ten22

Raspberry Pi

July 31, 2017 07:33

Raspberry Pi Premium Kits from DesignSpark

Continuing with our range of DesignSpark branded Raspberry Pi products, which you can purchase from RS Components, we bring you two brilliant Raspberry Pi Premium Kits.

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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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