Best Raspberry Pi accessories 2024

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We love the Raspberry Pi! It's a great learning tool, can be a part of any 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 the best accessories for Raspberry Pi you might need to get started.

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

I love the Geekworm UPS HAT & Auto Power On Shield because it's never a good idea to just cut to power on any computer. A few dollars on the HAT and some batteries, and I get up to 10 hours of run-time whenever the power goes out. And it's easier than ever to stack this board with others so you can keep expanding the usefulness of your Raspberry Pi.

But when it's time to sit back and relax with some old-school games, you'll want that old-school gamepad to go with it. That's where the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro Controller comes into play, with its SNES color scheme and familiar buttons. Plus, this controller can be used with the Nintendo Switch or your Android phone, making this one of the best game controllers in case you want to make sure your gamepad is as versatile as your Raspberry Pi.

Andrew Myrick
Senior Editor - Chromebooks, tablets, and wearables

Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.