RESELLER Element14 has opened the virtual doors on its Raspberry Pi project webpages and is offering buyers an attractive starter package.
The Raspberry Pi does not need much sales assistance. It is the little computer that could, and it sailed through one million sales earlier this year.
It is a hobbyist machine, and the Element14 website is aimed at hobbyists of all levels. "One of the main things we hear from our Raspberry Pi customers is how they want to challenge themselves and take on more complex projects," said Dianne Kibbey, global head of community at Element14.
"Catering to complete beginners through to coding experts, each project will show them exactly what parts are required, whether that's an expansion board such as the Piface or just some different cables."
Project makers can invest in Element14's Raspberry Pi starter kit, an 8GB package that provides all you need to get started. The unit price for this is £30.84.
Some project ideas are already live, and these include a beginners' how-to for turning your Raspberry Pi into what is effectively a laptop and using an Xbox 360 controller as an interface.
More advanced is an image based tutorial aimed at teaching people how to use a Raspberry Pi as a flow meter for measuring water usage.
This will not be a one way street. Users are asked to share their own projects with their peers.
The 8GB Raspberry Pi Bundle is available from Farnell Element14 in Europe and CPC in the UK now. µ
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