Raspberry Pi has recently introduced its first official Pi Starter Kit that has everything you longed for such as begin coding with a tiny, compact computer right out of the box.
Contents of the Raspberry Pi 3 kit
The package contains Model B of Raspberry Pi 3, a case, an 8GB microdata chip preloaded with NOOBS (operating system installer for Pi), USB keyboard and mouse, a one metre HDMI cable and power supply with regional adapters.
That’s not all, there’s also a copy of Adventures in Raspberry Pi from the author Carrie Anne Philbin; a Google and Raspberry Pi certified computing teacher.
Founder and CEO of Raspberry Pi; Eben Upton commented about the book being the best with the best keyboard and so far a true deluxe thing to know about the technology.
For those quite familiar with Pi; the kit doesn’t have everything especially for beginners of Pi but, if you’ve a monitor or television screen with HDMI input, it’ll be less of a hassle. In case there isn’t any; better get a worthy gaming monitor that’ll serve for multiple purposes.
This particular release of Pi is a celebration of its 10 millionth unit being sold that’s a huge leap marking Raspberry Pi as one of the best-selling British computers so far. In September 2013, the release of Raspberry Pi 1 was a huge hit especially with 100,000 units being sold on launch day.
Pi found its way into educational institutions, research centers of Raspberry Pi, business industries and even outer space ever since which is the best thing that ever happened. You can get your hands on the Pi Starter Kit in the coming weeks when it’ll be available online.
It’ll only take a couple of minutes to unbox and boot the Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. You can find a huge compilation of learning the material on the Pi official website which is quite helpful when starting the projects with the technology. Here, we’ve rounded some of the best from reviews across the web so you can learn what this tiny computer is capable of.
Raspberry Pi projects
>> The Pi arcade table
To build this retro gaming machine, you’ll need a spare screen and once patched altogether, you can enjoy a lifetime of coin-free arcade gaming experience right in the comfort of your home. And besides, it’s coin-free so that’s the biggest pro ever!
>> Pi-powered smartphone
You only need to spare £110 and the Pi-powered smartphone is all yours to own. Though it isn’t a perfect replacement to that of your smartphone, the style boasts a cyberpunk touch enough to keep the device stand out of the crowd.
>> H.A.L. 9000
This particular project teaches you how to assemble your own cinematic history inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Now this voice-activated robot is capable of checking your emails, take photos and play different media files simply on voice command.
The release of Raspberry Pi3 created quite an optimistic buzz and the possibilities so, read and make the most of this technology.