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See the Buying Guide on how to order one, or visit the Raspberry Pi Foundation Home Page


About

The Rpi beta board (model B)

The Raspberry Pi wiki pages on this site are a community work - the Raspberry Pi Foundation is not responsible for content on these pages. Also, the Raspberry Pi isn't released yet - this page is a work in progress in preparation for the launch.

The Raspberry Pi (short: RPi or RasPi) is an ultra-low-cost credit-card sized Linux computer for teaching computer programming to children. It was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409). The foundation exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing. We expect this computer to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world.

  • You can get the latest news from the Foundation Home Page, the Twitter Feed or in the forums.
  • For Raspberry Pi frequently asked questions see the R-Pi FAQ or the Raspberry Pi Foundation's FAQ page.
  • Products are RoHS and CE compliant. Please contact Raspberry Pi for details regarding WEEE in your country.
  • Expected cost: ~16GBP or 25USD Model A, ~23GBP or 35USD for Model B. For information about availability and shipping see the Buying Guide.

History

  • Russell Davis (aka forum admin ukscone) has a series of blog articles recording his perspective of the Raspberry Pi story in several parts from the beginning.
  • You will often hear mention of the BBC Micro Computer when people talk about the purpose of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. See this article on the history of the BBC Micro Computer.

Resources

Getting Started


  • You can't purchase a Raspberry Pi from the official websitefor the time being, you must do it via raspberry pi distribution partners, also beware unlicensed resellers especially on ebay - see the Buying Guide for more details.
  • Ensure you have all the equipment you'll need, and learn how to connect it together ready for power up - see Hardware Basic Setup
  • For more advanced issues including setting up your own SD card, see Advanced Setup.

Hardware & Peripherals


Software & Distributions


Community

Projects, Guides & Tutorials


  • An important source of information and guides is the Official Forum.
  • Knowledgeable users may want to review and help out with the Tasks page.
  • Get started by following some of the many Tutorials.
  • Common tasks and useful tip are available through the Guides page.
  • Projects can be found, and added to, on the Projects page.


Schools, Universities, Clubs & Groups


  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation's aims include encouraging education. Several groups including Computing At School aim to bring Computing Science back into schools.
  • Go to the Education Page to add your project and find helpful links.

Supporting Communities


The Raspberry Pi Community is steadily growing:

About the RPi Wiki

Do not be afraid to add your bit, content is vital for the wiki to function.

A 3D rendering of the Raspberry Pi logo by forum user Antario. Source

This wiki is open for the community. You are encouraged to sign up and add your own projects, guides and correct anything within it. It is important that users like you continue to add to and grow this wiki, that way others will be able to come and do the same making the wiki a valuable resource. See Help Editing The Wiki and the Upload File link (on the left sidebar) to reference images.

Translations

The wiki is being translated into several languages, some of which can be seen on the hub banner above. Current languages include:

Any help translating would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to those who have already contributed!

Admins/Contributors

Please see the Talk:R-Pi_Hub page for outstanding issues and discussions regarding the RPi Hub and related pages.

To share your thoughts, comments, thanks and interesting articles, see our Visitor Book.

Big thanks to elinux.org and their groups for the wiki space and content from which these pages have been grown.