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December 5, 2017 AT 12:29 am

Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2017 – Raspberry Pi: Day 2


2017 Holiday Gift Guide Raspberry Pi ORIG blog preview

We Continue Rasperry Pi gift guide week with Day 2! If you are looking for the perfect gift, a Raspberry Pi project is great for beginners and pros alike. Today we have a curated selection from screens and accessories to starter packs. Check out our guide!


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Pi Foundation Display – 7″ Touchscreen Display for Raspberry Pi: The 7” Touchscreen Display for Raspberry Pi gives users the ability to create all-in-one, integrated projects such as tablets, infotainment systems and embedded projects!

The 800×480 display connects via an adapter board which handles power and signal conversion. Only two connections to the Pi are required; power from the Pi’s GPIO port and a ribbon cable that connects to the DSI port present on all Raspberry Pi’s. Touchscreen drivers with support for 10-finger touch and an on-screen keyboard will be integrated into the latest Raspbian OS for full functionality without a physical keyboard or mouse. (Learn more)

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Raspberry Pi Sense HAT – For the Pi 3 / 2 / B+ / A+: Control the same hardware as used in space…build your very own Astro Pi with the new Raspberry Pi Sense HAT! The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT is attached on top of the Raspberry Pi via the 40 GPIO pins to create an ‘Astro Pi’. The Sense HAT has several integrated circuit based sensors can be used for many different types of experiments, applications, and even games. And it’s being used in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to perform science experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS)! (Learn more)


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Raspberry Pi 3 – Model B – ARMv8 with 1G RAM: Did you really think the Raspberry Pi would stop getting better? At this point, we sound like a broken record, extolling on the new Pi’s myriad improvements like we’re surprised that the folks at the Raspberry Pi Foundation are continuously making their flagship board better. Still, we’ll say it again – the Raspberry Pi team have outdone themselves. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is out and it is AMAZING.

There are two giant upgrades in the Pi 3. The first is a next generation Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 processor, making the processor speed increase from 900 MHz on the Pi 2 to up to 1.2GHz on the Pi 3.

The second giant upgrade (and this is the one we’re personally most excited about) is the addition of a BCM43438 WiFi chip BUILT-IN to your Raspberry Pi. No more pesky WiFi adapters – this Pi is WiFi ready. There’s also Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board making the Pi an excellent IoT solution (BLE support is still in the works, software-wise)

Lastly, there’s an upgraded switched power source that goes up to 2.5 Amps instead of just 2 Amps – allowing your Pi to power even more powerful devices over USB ports. (Learn more)

Related Learn Guides in the Adafruit Learning System:


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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Starter Pack – Includes a Raspberry Pi 3: Gotta say – this new Pi 3 is fly. All the cool kids are going to have it – but all the coolest kids are also going to have a big pack of super cool accessories.

We’ve hand chosen these accessories as the perfect accompaniment to your new Raspberry Pi 3 – Model B. It’s everything you need to get going with a high quality power supply, Raspbian 8G NOOBs SD card (newly updated to work on the Pi 3), lovely case, handy console cable, and lots of prototyping essentials. It’s a great jumping off point for the rest of our extensive accessory and pack collection. (Learn more)


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