Raspberry Pi Stories November 15

Earlier in the year, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched. Improving on everything that the miniature computer already excelled at, it featured a variety of eye-catching enhancements. Today the company has unveiled its latest Pi model. But rather than taking a leap forward in improved specs, the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ features everything you loved about the B+ in a more compact form-factor with a more affordable price tag. Head below to see how it stacks up.

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Raspberry Pi Stories November 7

expiredPiper Computer Kit introduces coding with Minecraft and more, now $210 (Reg. $275)

Amazon offers the Piper Computer Kit with Minecraft and Raspberry Pi for $209.96 shipped. Regularly $275 or more, today’s deal is the best we’ve seen at Amazon in 2018 and the lowest price available. The Piper Computer Kit introduces your kids to coding with its approachable design. Learn to build a microcomputer system and enjoy games like Minecraft and others. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

Raspberry Pi Stories November 5

expiredKano’s Raspberry Pi-powered Computer Kit hits Amazon all-time low at $82.50

Amazon offers the Kano Raspberry Pi-powered Computer Kit (2016) for $82.47 shipped. Originally $150, we’ve seen it more recently around $100 with today’s deal being a new Amazon all-time low. Kano delivers a kid-friendly approach to Raspberry Pi and STEM learning. It features everything needed to get started short of a monitor, although you can hook it up to a TV. Also included is access to Minecraft, Pong, YouTube, Google Suite, and much more. It’s a great way to jump start your child’s interest in programming this holiday season for less. Rated 4/5 stars. Learn more in our hands-on review.

Raspberry Pi Stories October 18

Raspberry Pi micro computers are one of the most versatile devices out there. The various models can be configured as everything from custom game systems to backup servers and more. Now you can add HDTV tuner to the list, as today Raspberry Pi has unveiled a new add-on to its line of popular computers. Head below for more details.

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Raspberry Pi Stories July 5

expiredThe official Raspberry Pi 7-inch Touchscreen drops to Amazon low at $70 (30% off)

Amazon offers the official Raspberry Pi 7-inch Touchscreen Display for $69.90 shipped. That’s good for a $30 discount from the going rate and a new all-time low at Amazon. For comparison, the next lowest offer out there is $80 at Adafruit. This touchscreen display is a perfect addition to your Raspberry Pi and is a seamless add on for taking the micro-computer to the next level. Rated 4.2/5 stars Check out our announcement coverage for more information.

Raspberry Pi Stories March 14

It’s been two years since we’ve heard from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, as its Pi 3 Model B has enjoyed quite a bit of success. In fact, the total number of these DIY-friendly kits sold has now totaled over 19-million. Raspberry has historically been known to be slow on the upgrade cycle, with just a few simple changes being employed when a new product is introduced. Naturally, on Pi Day, it would take the opportunity to introduce its latest microcomputer, the Pi 3 Model B+.

With upgraded processing power and improved network connectivity, this new iteration continues the legacy of affordable computing for all ages.

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Raspberry Pi Stories February 23

expiredTeach your kids the basics of Raspberry Pi coding w/ this free eBook

Raspberry Pi’s official website offers an 80 page eBook that teaches kids the fundamentals of Raspberry Pi life. Things like coding, puzzles, and even Minecraft tutorials can be found in this free eBook.

Raspberry Pi Stories January 12

expiredAmazon offers this Raspberry Pi 3 Gaming Kit at $66, add two SNES controllers for $3.50 more

Prestige Milano (100% positive feedback) via Amazon offers the Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit with Retro Gaming Case for $65.99 shipped when promo code 45YOCHIQ is applied during checkout. That’s $9 off the already Amazon all-time low and the best available. You can include this pair of Vilros SNES Classic Gamepads for an additional $3.50 when the Raspberry Pi system has already been added to your cart. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Raspberry Pi Stories January 5

expiredYour Raspberry Pi deserves this vintage NES case for $7 Prime shipped

Prestige Milano (98% positive feedback) via Amazon offers its Raspberry Pi 3 NES Case for $6.99 Prime shipped. That’s good for $8 off the original price, a match of our previous mention and the best available. This offer has gone in and out of stock over the last few weeks, so grab it now if you’re interested. Vilros cases are generally well-rated across the board.

Raspberry Pi Stories December 28, 2017

expiredMake your Raspberry Pi 3 stand out w/ a NES case for $7 (over 50% off)

Prestige Milano (98% positive feedback from over 42,000) via Amazon has the NES Case for Raspberry Pi 3 by Vilros on sale for $6.99 shipped. This case normally goes for around $15 and is seeing its first-ever discount that we’ve tracked. If you have a Raspberry Pi 3, an NES case is a must-have in my book. Though reviews are really slim here, it’s already a #1 best-seller on Amazon, and Vilros products are generally very well-rated.

Raspberry Pi Stories December 8, 2017

expiredPiper’s Minecraft: Raspberry Pi kit is on sale for $209 shipped (Reg. up to $299)

Piper offers its Minecraft: Pi Kit for $209 shipped when using promo code HOLIDAYGIFT at checkout. You’ll also receive a free protection plan with purchase, a $45 value. For comparison, this kit has a list price of $299 and usually sells for between $240 and $270 at Amazon where it is rated 4.6/5 stars by over 200 reviewers.

Raspberry Pi Stories September 27, 2017

Yesterday, part 1 of how-to: build a $35 retro video game console with Raspberry Pi 3 + RetroPie discussed the “must-haves” – the Raspberry Pi 3 board, the free RetroPie emulation software, and a handful of necessary additional components you might well already have at home.

Today, we’re looking at the top 7 optional but useful RetroPie add-ons: things I’ve found particularly worthwhile during my personal testing. Some of these items overlap the “bare basics” recommendations in part 1, replacing them with fancier or more functional alternatives, while others are completely new. Once you’ve finished reading this, you’ll have my full list of best picks, and it’ll be time to start ordering the parts you want…

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Raspberry Pi Stories September 26, 2017

The word “revolutionary” is used too casually these days. Real revolutions aren’t fast or frequent; they’re the product of many small changes slowly coming together to make a gigantic shift possible.

But thanks to declining prices and ever-shrinking mobile processors, computers are on the edge of an actual revolution. It’s now possible to buy a sub-$50 PC that requires little space or energy, yet does something highly useful (or fun) very well – comparable to a larger and more expensive machine from decades past. One prime example: retro gaming, which is taking a big leap forward thanks to a tiny $35 quad-core 1.2GHz computer and free software.

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Raspberry Pi Stories September 14, 2017

expiredBuild a Raspberry Pi system housed in this retro-inspired NES case for $16

Tanga offers the Kintaro NES Case for Raspberry Pi B+/2/3 for $15.99 shipped when promo code NES is applied during checkout. That’s a 20% savings off the regular price, down $1 from our previous mention and the best that we’ve seen. Rated 4.6/5 stars at Amazon where it is a #1 best-seller.

Raspberry Pi Stories June 2, 2016

Prestige Milano (100% positive feedback from 6,000+) via Amazon offers the Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Starter Kit w/ Clear Case for $89.99. Applying coupon code 7XA8X43P drops the final price to $69.99 shipped. That’s the first significant discount that we’ve seen on this bundle since the microcomputer was released back in February

While you can buy the Raspberry Pi 3 as a standalone product for $35, you’ll need a number of accessories to take full advantage of its powerful design. This bundle includes the best-selling motherboard, a clear case, 32GB microSD card pre-loaded with software and all the necessary cabling to build a capable system. You’ll find over $90 worth of value in this bundle. Reviews are somewhat slim on this new release but Vilros’ entire line of Raspberry Pi products receives stellar reviews.

Check out this guide on how to turn your Raspberry into an Alexa-compatible device.

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Raspberry Pi Stories May 9, 2016

Raspberry Pi is capable of carrying out so many different tasks. It truly is amazing how the tiny microcomputer system can be transformed into a robot, smart home hub, and a variety of other projects. It’s easy to get started with any of these cost-effective kits that provide everything needed.

Today, a new project has launched on Kickstarter that allows the tiny computer to power some of the most expensive consumer headphones on the market. The Hybrid Tube Amp for the Raspberry Pi brings an old school HiFi setup to today’s modern microcomputer. You’ll be able to utilize headphones that range from 32 – 300 ohm with this kit. As far as add-on accessories go, this one is pretty easy to install, according to the creators.

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Raspberry Pi Stories March 14, 2016

expiredGold Box: Monster SanDisk storage sale: 200GB MicroSD: $60, UltraFit 128GB USB: $25, much more

Update: Adorama has the 200GB SanDisk card for $60 

Amazon has a monster Gold Box offer from SanDisk today showing all time lows on their best products. There is truly something for everyone here.

Standouts are the SanDisk Ultra 200GB Micro SD w/full sized adapter for $59.99 shipped. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen on a 200GB MicroSD card by quite a bit. It instantly turns any MicroSD compatible Android phone into a 200GB powerhouse of storage. It is also great w/90MB/s speed for GoPros, Raspberry Pis and with a little add on, can be a nice 200GB of extra storage for your SD Card-enabled Mac or PC.

Also available in 128GB version for $34.99 shipped. 64GB for $17.99 and 32GB for $9.99

If you want to add some storage to your iOS device, SanDisk has iXpands in 64GB and 128GB for $49.99 and $79.99 shipped as well.

USB 3 storage is cheaper than ever as well… with SanDisk Cruzer’s above 128GB for $21.99. too big? Just $12.79 buys you 64GB. 

Better yet, get USB storage that you barely notice sticking out of your Mac/PC. (Below) UltraFits are just $13.99 for 64GB and $24.99 for 128GB. I actually use one of these in my car USB port to store MP3s and it works great and is barely noticeable.

Need some USB-C storage? SanDisk has you covered there too. Futureproof your storage for just $14.99 gets you 64GB while $29.99 gets you 128GB of storage. Great for Retina MacBooks, Chromebook Pixels and even Nexus and other USB-C android phones and tablets.

Another huge deal is SanDisk’s super portable wireless storage “Connect Wireless Stick” in 128GB or 200GB for $59.99 and $89.99. These allow a few different devices share the same music, files, movies and photos at the same time. Also great for the car, especially with kids.

Finally, if you want to speed up or grow your PC or Mac’s SSD storage, grab a 480/960GB Sandisk SSD for $99.99 or $199.99. Incredible prices for these.

Basically these are the lowest prices across a wide variety of storage platforms. If you think you might need storage any time stoon, today’s the day. 

 

 

Raspberry Pi Stories March 9, 2016

expiredRaspberry Pi Model B+ and 8GB SD Card $18 shipped (Reg. $40)

Maker Shed is offering last years edition of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ Computer Board along with an 8GB MicroSD NOOBS Card for $14.49 + $3.72 shipping. That’s about $26 off the original list price and $20 less than Amazon’s current listing.

It has a 700MHz Broadcom BCM2835 processor, 512MB RAM, microSD card slot, Ethernet port, USB 2.0 ports, and HDMI output. The MicroSD card comes pre-loaded with NOOBS, which allows you to select and install your preferred OS distribution. Rated 4.9/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.

Don’t forget to check out our coverage of the newest model here.

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