Call 0333 400 9500 or Email us
Raspberry Pi Board and Starter Kit
• The operating system includes LXDE desktop GUI, Midori web browser plus lots of development tools
• Full 1080p HD video output via HDMI
• RCA (phono) video output plus 3.5 mm audio output socket for connecting with older TVs
• On board General Purpose Input/Output pins (GPIO) to be used with break-out boards (not included) to connect with electronic circuits
• Twin USB ports and an RJ45 10/100 network socket add connectivity with many external devices
• To help you learn computer programming Python and Scratch programming languages are included with the operating system
• To view our full range of Raspberry Pi kits and accessories please click hereRaspberry Pi OS Final PDF >>
What is it?
The Raspberry Pi Foundation developed this device to encourage children to learn to tinker with computing, both in software (there's plenty of free material available for the Pi to help you learn more about programming, whether you're a total beginner or already pretty experienced), and in hardware. This Kit comes with the Model B, has been developed to help children or you learn programming
The 26 pin GPIO port means you can easily connect sensors and electronics to your Pi board and develop your own computer code to control them. It’s got a powerful CPU at the heart of the board giving you amazing opportunities to be really creative with your code. You could write your own code to create games, music apps, video players. You can add electronics and build your own media centres, home automation or robotic projects. Just about anything that your imagination can think of you could build and program
There are various programming languages to choose from if you want to try the Pi; but the main ones you'll hear about are Python and Scratch. If you use the Official Foundation OS software then these programming languages are included.
Scratch is brilliant for children, and is most likely the very same 'language' that your children will learn first at school. Developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in America, Scratch is a graphical based language that allows children to build programs using graphical blocks of instructions, which at first sight may look very different to your perception of a programming language. However, underneath the cartoonish feel and the obligatory cat (that's Scratch himself) is a very powerful drag and drop language that can be used to build games, utilities, movies and lots more.
This kit comprises of the Original Pi Model B Board with keyboard, mouse, SD card software and cables to get you started, just follow the instructions and you and your children can start programming. This kit represents fantastic value compared to buying the components separately and its a very convenient way to get acquainted with the Pi.
To download the latest software for your Pi or play around with alternative Operating Systems then click here
For instructions on how to install a Raspberry Pi Operating System please read this guide
|CPU||Broadcom BCM2835 SOC 700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S core|
|GPU||Broadcom VideoCore IV|
|Memory||512 Mb (shared with GPU)|
|USB||2 Integrated A sockets|
|Video||Composite RCA (PAL & NTSC) HDMI (1.3, 1.4) and DSI socket|
|Audio||HDMI and 3.5 mm Jack|
|Storage||SD Card slot (Kit supplied with 4GB SD)|
|Power||Micro USB 5 V 700 mA for the Pi board. Kit supplied with 2.1 A PSU|
|Dimensions||85.60 x 53.98 mm|
|OS||Kit supplied with Wheezy Linux, certain other Linux, FreeBSD and RISC operating system could be used|
|I/O||16 pin GPIO customisable pin array|
|Input||Standard UK USB keyboard and scroll mouse|
|USB||4 Port USB Hub with power supply|
|Power||2 port USB PSU supplied with micro usb cable|
|WI-FI||N150 nano dongle|
|Supplied with HDMI Cable|
|Item code||Item name||Quantity||Price|
|R45PI||Raspberry Pi Board and Starter Kit||(100+)||£52.49|
|R45PI||Raspberry Pi Board and Starter Kit||(25+)||£55.99|
|R45PI||Raspberry Pi Board and Starter Kit||(10+)||£59.49|
|R45PI||Raspberry Pi Board and Starter Kit||(5+)||£59.99|
|R45PI||Raspberry Pi Board and Starter Kit||(1+)||£59.99|
Why not tell us and our B2B sales team about your specific business needs and expectations?
At Maplin, we’re always looking for innovations and technology that can help your business work more efficiently.
With a dedicated business team and special services available only to business customers, you can access our electronics and technology solutions through our wide network of over 200 stores, our website with more than 20,000 products or though your personal account manager over the phone.
Working with organisations for nearly 30 years, Maplin offers a nationwide range of benefits to our business users:
- 30 day EOM credit account
- volume discount pricing
- online and in-store use of account
- one-to-one account management
- bespoke product sourcing and branding
- free delivery on orders over £10
- scheduled and forward ordering service
Contact our business team on
0333 400 9740 to open an account or discuss your business needs.
To receive your free copy of the Maplin Catalogue just call 0333 400 9740.
- Home Delivery
- Click & Collect