The Best Raspberry Pi Accessories from Adafruit and others! #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Thorin Klosowski over at Lifehacker has posted his favorite Raspberry Pi Accessories and Adafruit has a bunch of them. They are also calling for submissions of your favorite accessories as well! Visit the site here to post your favorite pi add-on.
The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic device and the fact that it’s open source means that all kinds of great accessories exist for it. So, let’s build a list of the best accessories for your various DIY projects.
We’ve talked about the Raspberry Pi a ton because it’s so easy for everyone to use. Since its initial launch, a ton of accessories have come out for it. Some of these add basic functionality like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, but other add crazy features like a camera. Let’s figure out which ones are the best.
The PiTFT Mini Kit: This little $35 accessory adds a tiny 2.8″ touchscreen to your Raspberry Pi. It sounds kind of goofy, but it’s actually a pretty great way to instantly see what your doing, and the possibilities for various projects are pretty endless for it. It’s obviously low-res, but still, $35 to add a touchscreen to DIY projects is a pretty low cost of entry.
Adafruit Prototyping Pi Plate Kit: I’m not the greatest solderer in the world, so this breadboard style plate that attaches to the Pi makes it easier for me to test out weird projects that actually attach the Raspberry Pi to real-world tools. It’s cheap at just $16 too, so if you want to use it as a way to permanently attach outside elements to the Pi, that’s totally possible.
See the other items on the list here and submit your own!
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