The Ultimate Pi Week Shopping Guide 2018

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Utilized by engineers and hobbyists alike, the Raspberry Pi 3 is one of the top SBCs (single-board computer) on the market today. From robotics to classic arcade games, this adaptable board from Raspberry Pi Foundation can do practically anything imaginable. Whether brand new or a seasoned pro, there are many exciting and interactive ways that you can dive into the world of possibilities with Raspberry Pi.

JustBoom Amp HAT Kit 

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With the JustBoom Amp Hat Kit, you’ll have everything you need to build an impressive audio quality system all in a small package. The kit is a plug-and-play package that is simple to use and setup, meaning no soldering or technical knowledge needed.

You’ll be able to plug in the power cable and connect the kit to a set of passive speakers where you can set up your Max2Play license, making it quick to run and enjoy high quality audio playback within minutes! With the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins still accessible on the Amp Hat, you can easily customize it to fit your project – adding sensors, LEDs, buttons, or anything that will make your project standout.

Common Uses:

  • Multi-room streaming/local audio player
  • Streaming (either from cloud or network storage) high-definition audio
  • Internet radio player with high quality stereo audio
  • Arcade table projects with high quality audio
  • Interactive art projects with audio requirement

Kit Includes:

  • JustBoom Amp HAT
  • Case
  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Power Supply
  • Max2Play Image

See related product

JustBoom Amp HAT Kit | JBM-022

Pi Supply Embedded System Development Boards and Kits View

AlphaBot

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Have a robotic platform that can do line tracking, avoid obstacles, measure speed, and IR control with the AlphaBot for the Raspberry Pi 3 (Pi not included). The kit comes with the AlphaBot robotic platform mainboard. You can get quickly get started with robotic development that can even include video monitoring via network. With Raspberry Pi open source resources, you will be able to design your own robot for certain activities.

Features:

  • Interfaces with Raspberry Pi and/or Arduino
  • Arduino extend header, supports Arduino Shields
  • Plug-and-play modules (eliminating connecting messy wires) like line tracking, obstacle avoidance, speed measuring, ect.
  • LM298P motor driver with diode protection circuit, meaning more safety
  • LM2596 voltage regulator, providing stable 5V power to the Rapsberry Pi/Arduino
  • TLC1543 AD acquisition chip, allowing the Pi to use analog sensors.
  • Does not include Raspberry Pi or Batteries

Kit Includes:

  • AlphaBot Chassis Kit
  • Tracker Sensor
  • Photo Interrupter Sensor
  • Infrared Proximity Sensor
  • IR Remote Controller

Cupcade 

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The Cupcade is a Raspberry Pi powered arcade, all in a micro cabinet! Play all the old memorable arcade games in this small package that contains many parts, so be ready to take your time building this awesome mini-arcade. Be sure to have a Raspberry Pi 3, soldering iron, soldering, basic electronic hand tools, and tape ready!

Features:

  • DIY Cupcade enclosure that includes a mono speaker and audio amp
  • Pay old arcade games that you can find online
  • Configure for either vertical or horizontal screen
  • Does not include a Raspberry Pi

Kit Includes:

  • PiTFT Mini Kit
  • 5V 1A USB port power supply
  • USB ‘Noodle’ Cable – A/MicroB – 3ft
  • Laser cut acrylic Cupcade Enclosure
  • 4GB SD/MicroSD Memory Card (Blank)
  • Analog 2-axis Thumb Joystick with Select Button + Breakout Board
  • 2 x 16mm Panel Mount Momentary Pushbutton – Black
  • 2 x 16mm Panel Mount Momentary Pushbutton – Red
  • Arcade/Button Quick-Connect Wire Pair – Set of 10 pairs
  • 8 Ohm 1 Watt Speaker – 3” Diameter
  • Right-Angle 3.5mm Stereo Plug to Pigtail Cable
  • Premium Female/Female Jumper Wires – 40 x 6”
  • Custom Cupcade controller board

See related product

Cupcade: Raspberry Pi Micro Arcade Cabinet | 1783

Adafruit Industries Development Kits and Tools View

Google AIY 

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Last year Google released the Google AIY Kit, which uses a Raspberry Pi 3 as its brain (RP3 not included in kit). You can use this kit to create your own Google Assistant and use it with a simple push of a button (or using your own voice). Most of the equipment is included in the kit, but we recommend checking this video out to see how to build it and what you will need!

Features:

  • Built a standalone voice recognition system using the Google Assistant
  • Add voice recognition and natural language processing to Raspberry Pi projects
  • Easy-to-build, no need for soldering
  • Does not include Raspberry Pi

Kit Includes:

  • Voice HAT accessory board
  • Voice HAT microphone board
  • Plastic standoffs
  • 3” speakers (wires attached)
  • Arcade-style push button
  • 4-wire button cable
  • 5-wire daughter board cable
  • External cardboard box
  • Internal cardboard frame

See related product

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Raspberry Pi Foundation Embedded System Development Boards and Kits View

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