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Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi is the credit card sized computer that changed the world. It’s Linux-based, and is perfect for tinkering or learning to program.

  • ARM 64bit Quad Core Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • Onboard WiFi and BLE Bluetooth
  • HD display via HDMI
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Raspberry Pi Camera V2

Introducing the Raspberry Pi Camera Module, Version 2

  • 8MP - Up from 5MP
  • New Sony Image Sensor
  • Same Low Price
  • Available in Standard and NoIR Versions
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Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit

Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit

A great start to getting up and running, this kit provides the bare essentials.

$59.99
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Raspberry Pi 3 Media Center

Raspberry Pi 3 Media Center

Stream audio, videos, movies and other digital content usign the Raspberry Pi.

$64.99
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Raspberry Pi 3 Project Kit

Raspberry Pi 3 Project Kit

Learn to measure light levels, accept switch inputs, and power lights with this kit!

$82.99
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Raspberry Pi 3 Camera Kit

Raspberry Pi 3 Camera Kit

Get started capturing standard and HD photos and video with this camera kit.

$87.99
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Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Kit

Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Kit

Virtually everything you need is included in this kit, just add a monitor!

$89.99
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Raspberry Pi 3 Weather Monitor

Raspberry Pi 3 Weather Monitor

Create a networked weather station that can be accessed anywhere in the world!

$149.99
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Raspberry Pi 3 Board and Case

Raspberry Pi 3 Board and Case

Just the basics. Protect your Raspberry Pi™ with the included clear case that installs in a snap.

$42.99
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Raspberry Pi 3 Computer

Raspberry Pi 3 Computer

Just the board. A power supply, sd card, and other accessories are sold separately.

$35.00
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Essential Accessories

In addition to a Raspberry Pi, you'll need a few things to get started. The Pi runs off an operating system on a micro SD card, and requires a 5V, 2.4A micro USB power supply. Learn more about how to get up and running with your Raspberry Pi.

5V 2.4A Power Adapter for Raspberry Pi 3

5V 2.4A Power Adapter for Raspberry Pi 3

5.25V 2.4A Regulated Micro USB Power Adapter

This compact USB AC charger is UL and CSA listed and incorporates a highly regulated output switching power design to assure a constant, accurate DC power delivery to your sensitive portable 5V device

$5.99
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16Gb Raspberry Pi Operating System

16Gb Raspberry Pi Operating System

This 16GB Classs 10 microSD card with adapter comes preloaded with the NOOBs image that's compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3 and all previous models.

$13.99
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6' High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet

6' High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet

HDMI Cable with Ethernet

Take advantage of better looking movies, faster gaming and richer audio with the latest v1.4 high speed HDMI cables.Compatible with 3D and 4K display technologies, bi-directional A/V and data connectivity. It supports f

$1.99
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Raspberry Pi 3 Piece Heatsink Kit

Raspberry Pi 3 Piece Heatsink Kit

Keep your Raspberry Pi running cool with this high-quality heatsink kit.

$6.99
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Wireless Miniature Keyboard and Mouse

Wireless Miniature Keyboard and Mouse

Add a miniature wireless controller to your computer project with this combination keyboard and touchpad.

$39.99
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The Perfect Case

Nothing accentuates your Pi like the perfect case. No matter what the application, each case in our selection offers a great fit and finish at a great price.

Raspberry Pi Case with Removable Sides

Raspberry Pi Case with Removable Sides

Keep your Raspberry Pi 3 safe and looking great in the Official Raspberry Pi enclosure!

$8.99
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Clear Raspberry Pi Case by Multicomp

Clear Raspberry Pi Case by Multicomp

This Clear Raspberry Pi enclosure is compatible with the new Raspberry Pi 3 and is designed to give you maximum use of the Raspberry Pi board. It allows viewing of the status LED's as well as proper airflow to keep your Pi running cool.

$8.99
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PiBow Rainbow Raspberry Pi Case

PiBow Rainbow Raspberry Pi Case

Pibow Rainbow is a sleek, durable and attractive case crafted out of eight unique colored layers with a transparent top and base that leave your beautiful Pi visible inside. Each layer is laser-cut from colorful high-quality cast acrylic and once stacked t

$19.99
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SmartiPi Case for Raspberry Pi - Blue

SmartiPi Case for Raspberry Pi - Blue

SmartiPi Case Complete Kit for Raspberry Pi - Blue

What could be better than LEGO® + Raspberry Pi? This SmartiPi case has a LEGO® compatible 6 x 10 front plate so you can keep your Raspberry Pi B+ or Pi 2 safe and let your creativity run wild. T

$24.99
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Short Crust Plus Case for Raspberry Pi

Short Crust Plus Case for Raspberry Pi

Deep-dish may be the favorite of many of customers, this short crust plus case is sure to please!

$11.99
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Expand Your Pi

We offer hundreds of HATs and add-on boards for your Raspberry Pi. Whether you want to capture images using a camera board, or make a Pi-based tablet by adding a touchscreen, the options are endless. Browse through our extensive offering of add-on boards.

8MP Raspberry Pi™ Camera Module

8MP Raspberry Pi™ Camera Module

The Raspberry Pi Camera V2 features an upgraded 8MP Sony image sensor capable of taking 3280 x 2464 pixel images and capturing video at 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90 resolutions. Like all Raspberry Pi camera modules, it works flawlessly with Raspberr

$25.00
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8MP NOIR Raspberry Pi™ Camera Module

8MP NOIR Raspberry Pi™ Camera Module

The Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera V2 is IR sensitive for low-light situations and features an upgraded 8MP Sony image sensor capable of taking 3280 x 2464 pixel images and capturing video at 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90 resolutions. Like all Raspberry Pi

$25.00
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Raspberry Pi 7 Touchscreen LCD Display

Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen LCD Display

This 7" Touchscreen Display for the Raspberry Pi is perfect for creating portable and embedded projects where a keyboard and mouse would be in the way.

$60.00
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40-Pin GPIO Breakout for Raspberry Pi

40-Pin GPIO Breakout for Raspberry Pi

This custom breakout board lets you easily access all 40 of your Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins on a breadboard. It's the perfect companion for adding circuits and experimenting with the Pi.

$8.99
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2.4 Touchscreen LCD HAT by element14

2.4" Touchscreen LCD HAT by element14

2.4” LCD Touch Screen HAT for Raspberry Pi

Simply plug this 2.4” TFT LCD into the GPIO pins on your Raspberry Pi A+, B+ or Pi 2 and load the software for a complete display / control solution. It's just like a full-size touchscreen monitor

$34.95
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Model Specifications

There have been seven different versions of the Pi. Below, we compare the most recent three.

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi Model B+ Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
Notable Differences
Price No Longer Available $35.00 $35.00
CPU Broadcom BCM2835 CPU ARMv7 BCM2836 Quad-Core Processor ARMv8 BCM2837 64bit Quad-Core Processor
Processor Speed 700MHz 900MHz 1.2GHz
WiFi Via Wifi Dongle Via Wifi Dongle On-Board
On-Board Bluetooth No No Yes, Bluetooth Low Energy
RAM 512MB 1GB 1GB
Technical Specifications
quad usbUSB Ports 4 No need for a hub 4 No need for a hub 4 No need for a hub
Ethernet Onboard 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 jack Onboard 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 jack Onboard 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 jack
Dimensions 85mm x 56mm
(Roughly 3 1/2" x 2 1/4")Not including overhang from connectors
85mm x 56mm
(Roughly 3 1/2" x 2 1/4")Not including overhang from connectors
85mm x 56mm
(Roughly 3 1/2" x 2 1/4")Not including overhang from connectors
GPU Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor
Power 5V 2A via Micro USB 5V 2A via Micro USB 5V 2.4A via Micro USB
Video Input
raspberry pi camerasraspberry pi camerasCSI camera port Cameras sold seperately
GPIO pins 40 40 40
SD Card micro sd cardMicro SD micro sd cardMicro SD micro sd cardMicro SD
Audio/Display Output
Audio
3.5mm L+R
HDMI
4 pole 3.5mm to RCA cable Video
HDMI
DSI Display Port
Component over 3.5mm
Power Consumption 140mA Measured at idle (200 mA with Wifi Dongle) 160mA Measured at idle (210 mA with Wifi Dongle) 200mA Measured at idle
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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Q: What is the Raspberry Pi?
    A: The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer that has an ultra low cost, compared to typical computers. The primary reason for its creation was to give kids a low-cost computer with which to learn how to program. It's got a beefy quad core processor that runs at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, and most of the ports and capabilities that any normal computer would have. Generally, it runs on a Linux operating system and can run games, word processing programs, and spreadsheets.
  • Q: How do I get started?
    A: Getting started with the Pi is easy. At minimum, you'll need a Raspberry Pi, a micro SD with an operating system installed on it, a 5V, 2.4A micro USB power supply, a monitor, an HDMI cable to hook to the monitor, and a keyboard. We've created a quick guide that details everything you need to know to get started, and you can download it for free here!
  • Q: There have been so many Raspberry Pi versions. How do I know which is which?
    A: As of this writing, there have been seven different versions of the Pi. We've created a short guide that goes over each board's specs with pictures here.
  • Q: Bluetooth/WiFi don't seem to work on my board. Why not?
    A: As of the launch of the Pi 3, the operating system does support all the new features. It's possible your card has an earlier version on it. You'll need to update the operating system, which is easy. Connect your Pi to an internet connection using an ethernet cable, or via a wireless adapter. First, update your system's package list by entering the following command in LXTerminal or from the command line: sudo apt-get update. Next, upgrade all your installed packages to their latest versions with the command: sudo apt-get upgrade. More info on updating your operating system can be found at RaspberryPi.org.
  • Q: What makes the Pi 3 Model B better than the Pi 2 Model B?
    A: The most notable differences are that the Pi 3 now runs at 1.2GHz, up from 900MHz of the Pi 2. Additionally, the Pi 3 features on-board Bluetooth Low Energy, as well as on-board Wi-Fi.
  • Q: Will my add-on board fit the Pi 3?
    A: If your add-on board worked with your Raspberry Pi Model B+ or Pi 2 Model B, it will work with the Pi 3 Model B. Further, we've tagged all the Pi accessories with which models they'll work. If you see a "Pi3" listed with your add-on board, the two will be compatible.
  • Q: Will an enclosure for the Raspberry Pi 2 fit the Raspberry Pi 3?
    A: The Pi 3 will fit in enclosures made for the Pi 2, however any holes for the status LEDs will not line up.
  • Q: You’re out of stock. When will my order ship?
    A: Quantities were limited when the product launched. We're getting additional stock daily. Orders are filled on a first come-first served basis.