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Buying a new Raspberry Pi
Please visit the Model Wizard to select your Raspberry Pi.
Booting an OS onto my Raspberry Pi
Please visit the OS Wizard to select your Raspberry Pi OS distribution, or if you'd like to compare the OS distros, visit OS Distributions page to select an OS to boot onto your Raspberry Pi.
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Update on lead times as of 28 October 2012: The lead time is around 23 days from Farnell and RS.
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See the Buying Guide on how to order one, or visit the Raspberry Pi Foundation Home Page
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.
- You can get the latest news from the Foundation Home Page, the Twitter Feed or in the forums.
- For Raspberry Pi frequently asked questions see the FAQ section or the Raspberry Pi Foundation's FAQ page.
- Both manufacturing partners provide community areas for more technically focused discussions, articles, FAQs and related information:
- Premier Farnell: Element 14 Raspberry Pi Group
- RS-Components: DesignSpark - Raspberry Pi
- Products are RoHS, CE, FCC, CTick, CSA and WEEE compliant. 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.
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.
The Model Wizard will help you select your model to buy.
Where can I get one and for how much?
First little Raspberry Pi Steps...
You've just got your new Raspberry Pi device - what now?
Raspberry Pi YouTube Tutorials
Easy GPIO Hardware & Software - in-progress at the moment
Example projects/tuts which can be linked from here (or from within a beginners guide page perhaps): Setup XBMC media centre Programming tutorials (Liams YouTube etc) Easy GPIO (when complete or similar thing). Also links to some basic linux user guides.
Hardware & Peripherals
Software & OS Distributions
The Raspberry Pi will run a range of OS Distributions and run a variety of software.
Documentation relating to the Raspberry Pi can be found here.
Frambozenier.org Documentation Project Datasheets
Example documents which can be linked from here (or sub page): Official Datasheets White Papers User Manuals Recommended books (perhaps)
Head over to the troubleshooting page for help fixing common problems.
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.
Projects, Guides & Tutorials
Schools, Universities, Clubs & Groups
The Raspberry Pi Community is steadily growing:
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