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December 4, 2017 AT 12:30 am

Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2017 – Rasperry Pi: Day 1


2017 Holiday Gift Guide Raspberry Pi ORIG blog preview

This week for our holiday gift guide series we are going to dive into all things Raspberry Pi. If you are looking for the perfect gift, a Raspberry Pi project is great for beginners and pros alike. Sit back, relax and grab a slice of Raspberry Pi!


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Adafruit IoT Pi Printer Project Pack – v2: Build an “Internet of Things” connected mini printer that will do your bidding! This is a fun weekend project that comes with a beautiful laser cut case. Once assembled, the little printer connects wirelessly to get Internet data for printing onto 2 1/4″ wide receipt paper. Based on a Raspberry Pi computer, this is a powerful mini Linux machine. We have example python code for a few different printouts including a daily weather forecast report, sudoku puzzles, image printer and a Tweet-printer that connects Twitter’s search API and retrieve and print tweets according to your requests: you can have it print out tweets from a person, a hashtag, mentioning a word, etc! All the code in written in python and is open source so its easy to adapt and write your own custom printer software (Learn more)

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Adafruit PiTFT – 320×240 2.8″ TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi:Is this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 2.8″ display with 320×240 16-bit color pixels and a resistive touch overlay. The plate uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top!

It’s designed to fit nicely onto the Pi 1 Model A or B but also works OK with the Pi Zero, Pi 3, Pi 2 or Pi 1 Model A+ or B+ (any Pi with a 2×20 connector) as long as you don’t mind the PCB overhangs the USB ports by 5mm, see the photos above. If you have a modern Pi with a 2×20 connector, you may want to grab a PiTFT 2.8″ Plus which does not overhang. (Read more)

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Computer Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi 3 (Includes Raspberry Pi!): Want to create your own computer but unsure of where to start? Our Computer Kit for Raspberry Pi 3 might be just the thing you need to get your gears in motion! This kit provides you with a keyboard, mouse, power supply, Pi enclosure, HDMI cable, and an SD card with the necessary operating system out of which you can operate. The creation of your computer begins here! (Learn more)

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Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT + RTC for Raspberry Pi – Mini Kit: You can now create a dazzling display with your Raspberry Pi Model A+/B+/Pi 2 or Pi 3 with the Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT. This HAT plugs into your Pi and makes it super easy to control RGB matrices such as those we stock in the shop and create a colorful scrolling display or mini LED wall with ease. (Learn more)

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Adafruit Joy Bonnet for Raspberry Pi: Pocket-sized fun is the name of this game, with the Joy Bonnet – our most fun Bonnet ever (no we didn’t even think that was possible, either!). This Bonnet fits perfectly on top of your Raspberry Pi Zero (any kind) and gives you adorable hand-held arcade controls. Once you install our script onto your Pi, the controls will act like a keyboard, for easy use with any emulator or media player. (Learn More)

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