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Now shipping to customers

Update on lead times as of 22nd March 2013: The lead time is around 2 weeks from Farnell and 4 weeks from RS. The Pi Hut have the Raspberry Pi available for immediate dispatch


See the Buying Guide on how to order one, or visit the Raspberry Pi Foundation Home Page

About

The Raspberry Pi production board (model B Rev 2.0)

The Raspberry Pi (short: RPi or RasPi) is an ultra-low-cost ($25-$35) credit-card sized Linux computer which was conceived with the primary goal of teaching computer programming to children. It was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409). The foundation exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing. The device is expected to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world (Read more).

Raspberry Pi is manufactured and sold in partnership with the worldwide industrial distributors Premier Farnell/Element 14 and RS Components, and the Chinese distributor Egoman Technology Corp[1].

  • Products are RoHS, CE, FCC, CTick, CSA and WEEE compliant[2]. In common with all Electronic and Electrical products the Raspberry Pi should not be disposed of in household waste. Please contact the distributor from whom you purchased your Raspberry Pi device for details regarding WEEE in your country.
  • Price: 25USD Model A, 35USD for Model B, excluding taxes, postage and packaging. For information about availability and shipping see the Buying Guide.


History

If you are interested in why the Raspberry Pi was created, and why it is what it is, check the General History page, which highlights relevant events in its history. It is not intended to be a detailed history, so it can be read quickly. You could also check the design changes page for how the Raspberry Pi has evolved, and the manufacturing differences page that may help if you are having problems with your board.

Getting Started

Buying Guide


Where can I get one and for how much?

  • The Raspberry Pi can not only be purchased via their official distribution partners - detailed information can be found on the Buying Guide page.
  • You can find out which peripherals and such are tested to work with the Pi in the Verified Peripherals section

Basic Setup


First little Raspberry Pi Steps...

  • Ensure you have all the equipment you need to go with your Raspberry Pi.
  • Become familiar with the board layout and connect it ready for power up.
  • If you have not been provided with a pre-setup SD card you will need to prepare one with your chosen Operating System distribution
  • If you are not using a HDMI monitor you may need to set up the correct video mode by editing the RPiconfig text file on the SD-card.
  • Note: On the Debian OS after you log in you need to type startx at the prompt to get a graphic desktop.
  • Particularly after first boot its important to do a clean shutdown with the command sudo halt

Beginners Guide


You've just got your new Raspberry Pi device - what now?

  • Read a small book for the Raspberry Pi Beginner [1]
  • Take a look through the Community section, which contains a range of beginner and advanced tutorials and guides, as well as groups to help you find like-minded developers.

Resources

Hardware & Peripherals


Software & OS Distributions


The Raspberry Pi will run a range of OS Distributions and run a variety of software.

Documentation


Datasheets

IC Datasheets and schematics links page.

Datasheets organised by category from the Frambozenier.org project.

Troubleshooting

Head over to the troubleshooting page for help fixing common problems.

Bugs

Head over to the bugs page for a list of known bugs.

RPi Model B 3D CAD files

Theses are various 3D CAD Versions in both RAR and ZIP.

Community

Projects, Guides & Tutorials


  • An important source of information and guides is the Official Forum.
  • Get started by following some of the many Tutorials.
  • Common tasks and useful tips are available through the Guides page.
  • Projects can be found, and added to, on the Projects page.
  • Raspberry Pi Datasheets can be found on the DataSheets page.
  • Knowledgeable users may want to review and help out with project wishlist items on the Tasks page.

Schools, Universities, Clubs & Groups


  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation's aims include encouraging education. Several groups including Computing At School aim to bring Computing Science back into schools.
  • Go to the Education Page to add your project and find helpful links.
  • Raspberry Jams are a great way to meet other Raspberry Pi users, share ideas and tips and learn more. To find a Raspberry Jam near you, see the Raspberry Jam page.

Supporting Communities


The Raspberry Pi Community is steadily growing:

About the RPi Wiki

Do not be afraid to add your bit, content is vital for the wiki to function.

A 3D rendering of the Raspberry Pi logo

Translations

The wiki is being translated into several languages, some of which can be seen on the hub banner above. Current languages include:

Any help translating would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to those who have already contributed!

Admins/Contributors

The wiki is governed by the Raspberry Pi Wiki Council.

NOTE - This wiki is NOT governed by the Raspberry Pi Wiki Council. The whole of elinux.org is community driven. It always has been. If you have any questions, contact User:Wmat.

Please join the discussion on the newly reinstated talk page !

References

  1. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3195
  2. http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-44828/l/raspberry-pi-safety-data-sheet