We love the Raspberry Pi! It's a great learning tool, part of a great DIY home automation setup, is a very capable HTPC, and can help with almost anything else a bright mind and nimble hands can get together and build. If you're thinking about diving in and tapping into your inner maker, here are a few accessories you might need to get started.

Starter Kit: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ kit

Staff pick

You need a Raspberry Pi if you want to get busy building something great, and the best value is with an all-in-one kit. We recommend CanaKit products because of their inclusiveness and price.

$54 at Amazon

Power Supply: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Power Supply

Your Raspberry Pi isn't going to do anything without some power. this power supply from CanaKit is built specifically for the Raspberry Pi 2, 3, 3B, and 3B+.

$10 at Amazon

Device storage: Samsung 64GB EVO Select Memory Card

This 64GB Samsung SD card will give your Raspberry Pi enough storage for the operating system, plenty of project files or media, and best of all, it comes in under $20!

$18 at Amazon

Enclosure: Miuzei Rapsberry Pi 3 Model B+ Case

Your Raspberry Pi can get hot when you're playing games or streaming HD video. This case from Miuzei was built to keep things cool, even if you've put your entire setup under the TV or inside a media cabinet.

$11 at Amazon

Keyboard and Mouse: Mini Qwerty Keyboard

If you'll need to talk directly with your Raspberry Pi you'll need a way to do it. This mini qwerty keyboard and touchpad fits in one hand and works with just about anything.

$10 at Amazon

Gamepad: Classic USB Gamepad

The retro style you love with modern USB connectivity makes this gamepad a must-have for all your classic ROMs.

$15 at Amazon

Smart Switching: Power Relay Module for Raspberry Pi

A Raspberry Pi can do a lot of things, but if you want to control switches, plugs, or even your garage door opener, you'll need a good UL listed relay module and some DIY ingenuity.

$25 at Amazon

Power to Learn: Sunfounder Super Starter Learning Kit

The Raspberry Pi was invented to provide young minds a gateway to the world of electronics. This project kit from Sunfounder has everything you need to get your child or even yourself on the path to electronic wizardry.

$46 at Amazon

We can recommend the pieces and parts you need to get started using your Raspberry Pi to do almost anything! These are the basics you should think about before you start any project but the possibilities are endless

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