Want to make electronic hacking quickly? You want a captivating and attractive kit? Then you have just found the product you need. Be aware that there is also a Raspberry-Pi Starter Pack.
You have a Raspberry Pi 3 B Plus (with 1 Giga RAM, 4 cores, 4 USB ports), an Ethernet connection capable of reaching 300Mb/s, WIFI and Bluetooth support integrated, a case, a micro SD card with a pre-installed OS, a Pi-Cobbler PLUS already assembled, with plenty of really useful material... all accompanied by our many online tutorials.
Discover and deepen electronic prototyping with the Raspberry-Pi nano-computer
The Raspberry-Pi is a computer developed on a simple card by the Raspberry-Pi Foundation located in England. The intention of the Foundation is to stimulate basic computer science education in schools.
The design is based on the Broadcom SoC BCM2837BO component (SoC stands for System on a Chip, Armv8), which includes a Quad Core processor (4 cores) running at 1.4 GHz, 1024 MiB (1 Giga) of RAM. The design doesn't include a hard drive or SSD on the platform but instead relies on a micro SD card to boot the operating system and for long-term storage.
This is the Raspberry-Pi® 3 B Plus. Easily identifiable with its RAM welded under the card and its metal cover on the processor.
If you like Arduino, you will certainly fall in love of Raspberry-Pi.
Raspberry is not only a computer, it also has a programmable input/output port. After Arduino, Adafruit adapts its many products and tutorials to support and transform the Pi in a great hacker platform of all kinds.
The contents of the Kit
This kit consists of the following elements:
Click on the various links to discover the detailed product sheet.
- A Raspberry PI 3 B Plus produced in England
- The official Raspberry Pi 3 case
- A Pi-Cobbler PLUS assembled
What to enjoy the 40 pins of Raspberry Pi 2, Pi 3, Pi 3B+ and Pi B+.
- USB to TTL serial converter
Tool that can be useful in many cases.
- A 5V 2.5 Amp power supply suitable for the Belgian and French network.
Equipped with its micro USB plug, this power supply can power your Pi and some USB devices connected to your Pi.
- A WIFI key to connect to your network.
- A 16 Gb micro-SD card - with Noobs
Extra: Card initialized with Noobs, version compatible with Pi 3.
Depending on our supply, the micro-SD card can be delivered with or without an SD adapter.
- A beautiful badge "Raspberry-Pi" embroidered and produced by Adafruit Industries.
Only made using solar energy, you can fix it with an iron.
This badge is designed to support the Pi Foundation, which receives a donation for each sale.
Production authorized by the Pi Foundation.
- Bonus for electronic prototyping, here is a little bit of material that allows you to follow our first tutorials.
- A large breadboard
- Male-Male prototyping wires
- Extra: Extra-flexible prototyping wires for Breadboard
The same as those used in the ARDX kit.
- 3 x touch buttons
- 5 x 10K resistors to make pull-ups for buttons.
- 5 x 560 Ohm resistors for LEDs
- 1 x RED diffused LED of 10mm
- 1 x GREEN diffused LED of 10mm
- 1 x BLUE diffused LED of 10mm
- 1 x Photo resistance (light sensor)
- 1 x capacity of 1µF
This kit contains a volley of complementary material to pave the way for many exciting projects. You have an idea? Take a look in the following list to see if some of the elements could help you to realize it (especially that they are accompanied by tutorial in French).
In the extra material you'll find:
- A LCD display 2 lines 16 characters.
What to display useful information of any kind or allow the creation of an interface allowing you to do without the keyboard and mouse.
You can view Tweets, view the number of messages available on your Gmail account, view statistics, create a stand-alone WebRadio, view the IP address + other info of your Pi, etc. See the tutorial dedicated to this element
- A PIR sensor compatible with your Pi.
With this PIR sensor compatible with the GPIO of the Pi, you can detect movements. What to detect intrusion or passage (non-invasively). Would enable a home automation system or surveillance system... with shooting/movies thanks to the Pi camera, etc. See the tutorial dedicated to this element.
- Digital Hall Effect sensor
The Hall Effect sensor is a real Swiss knife that can be used in a number of situations that are literally incredible. It can be used to detect a level in a tank, as a limit switch, to count turns, etc. I used it as a switch to effectively detect the opening of my trash allowing him to express his point of view on the rubbish being thrown ;-) See the tutorial dedicated to this element.
- A colorful touch button kit (round or square)
More colorful than the buttons of the basic kit, you'll certainly find them a suitable use in your projects. See our tutorial dedicated to buttons
- A breadboard potentiometer
To realize an analog-type human-machine (used with an MCP3008 below). This type of potentiometer can be used to specify a sound volume, speed of processing, speed see direction or correction of deviation.
- A MCP3008
The MCP3008 is Analog/Digital converter for adding analog inputs to a Raspberry-Pi. With it, you can read analog sensors (such as TMP36, Potentiometer, Photo-sensitive sensor, Force sensor, etc). See our tutorial dedicated to MCP3008
- A MCP23017
The MCP23017 makes it possible to add additional digital inputs/outputs to control more relays, solenoids, motors, L293,... All that can be controlled with digital signals. See our tutorial for Pi.
- A L293D
The L293D, also known as "H-Bridge", is used to control small motors. It is very useful to control small stage, robot... or simply to open a lock with a little mechanics. In short, enough to make your Pi mobile or allowing him to act on the physical world.
See our tutorial dedicated to L293D
- 4-Bit Logic Converter (compatible I2C)
Tools that will become essential when you want to communicate with hardware in 5V Logic like an Arduino, many digital sensors sending signals 5 Volts. This one has the particularity of being compatible with the signals of the I2C bus. Which is incredibly practical when one has discovered the power and ease of I2C. See our HDMI server tutorial or our ArduPi-I2C project.
- Power adapter with terminal block
Your Raspberry-Pi and its power supply can't provide power to projects involving motors, relays, etc. In fact, it can support your project and some discovery tutorials... but as soon as you do something more serious, you will need an extra power.
To learn more about Raspberry-Pi operating systems, you can visit our "operating system" section on our wiki.
MC Hobby produces and translates French tutorials for Pi.
And since it is really useful, we use the Pi-Cobbler, you will find documentation, tips & tricks, electronic tutorials.
You will find them on the page of our Wiki dedicated to Raspberry PI.
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