Best Raspberry Pi Kits Android Central 2020
If you're looking for an inexpensive way to enter the world of DIY electronics, a Raspberry Pi is a great place to start. It's a well-built, small PC board that uses standard input and outputs for audio and video, standard USB ports, a set of simple input/output pins to connect to just about anything, and most importantly, a massive collection of accessories and a vast community of developers. This spells success, whether you're building a hobby project or a prototyping something more complicated.
- The New Model: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 2GB Basic Kit
- Bare Bones: Raspberry Pi 4 with essentials
- All ages: Kano Computer Kit
- Smart Car: Sunfounder PiCar-S
- Go Retro: Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Retro Arcade Gaming Kit
- The Kitchen Sink: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Ultimate Starter Kit
The new Raspberry Pi 4 is a significant improvement over the 3 B+, and this kit from CanaKit has what you need to get up and running right away.
This kit includes a 1GB board, heatsink, USB adapter, and HDMI adapter so you can drop your new board into an existing project. Neat!
A Kano Computer Kit is an excellent way for anyone to get started with a Raspberry Pi no matter their age. Simply plug it in and start having fun.
Build your own robotic Smart Car with Sunfounder's PiCar kits. The PiCar-S is easy to assemble and program, and makes for a great project.
There are some tremendous open-source arcade system images built for the Raspberry Pi, and this kit is a fun way to get started with one.
Get started in DIY
You can do so much with a Raspberry Pi. Yes, you. This little PC board was designed with education in mind. It's easy to learn, relatively simple to master, and extremely powerful when used to control things like a smart home or robot. Best of all, they're incredibly inexpensive.
You'll find kits for every level of skill and our staff pick — the Kano Computer Kit — is perfect for most people who aren't quite sure where to start. Like the Pi itself, it was designed as a STEM tool for kids that have an interest in building a PC and programming. But it's a complete system for everyone that's super easy to get started with.
You'll also find the perfect way to get started with the new Raspberry Pi 4 with CanaKit's Basic Raspberry Pi 4 kit. You get the board, the new power supply that you'll need to power it, and a set of heatsinks to keep everything running cool. It's an excellent way to transition from an older version to the new model.
Or just buy the PiCar and have a load of fun out in the parking lot. You know you want to.
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You'll need an SD card for your Raspberry Pi 4
You can use any old SD card in your Pi, but you'll be happier if you choose the right one. Treat your little friend to the best!
Take advantage of Raspberry Pi 4's two micro HDMI ports with these cables
Buying cables isn't glamorous or fun; thankfully the Amazon Basics brand makes it easy.
Take advantage of the Pi 4's 4K output with one of these monitors
Now that the Raspberry Pi comes with true 4K output, it deserves to hook up with one of these great monitors!