Happy early St. Patrick's Day! Would anyone like some Pi?
Update, March 16: The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ boards are officially in stock and we have begun shipping them out. We will be fulfilling orders in the order that they were received!
Hello everyone and welcome to a Raspberry Pi-filled Friday Product Post! On Wednesday (Pi Day), the Raspberry Pi Foundation released a brand new version of their hit board, the Raspberrry Pi 3 B+! Aren’t you lucky! So today we are going to continue focusing on the new single board computer, the kit designed around it, and a new speakers for the popular pi-top computer. We unfortunately don’t have a video showcasing the new RPi but as soon as we officially release the B+ we’ll make sure we have one available! Onto the new products!
Everyone knows and loves the Raspberry Pi, but what if the wireless capabilities only got better? The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ is here to provide you with the same Pi as before, but now with gigabit and PoE-capable Ethernet, as well as better overheating protection for the 64-bit processor. The credit-card-sized computer is capable of many of the things your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing and playing high-definition video and games. It can run several flavors of Linux (and even Windows 10 free-of-charge) and is being used to teach kids all over the world how to program… Oh yeah, and it does all that for about $40.
The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ is available for pre-order. We expect to have them in stock soon - hopefully by the end of the month - but do not have a date set in stone yet.
There’s a lot of Raspberry Pi information going around lately. Whether it’s Pi 3, Zero, Zero W or one of the many previous iterations, any forum will have thousands of people giving all the answers possible to a problem. Though most methods work for any version, it can be tough to decide which information to choose. The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter Kit is a great way to gain a solid introduction. With this kit you will be able to get your Raspberry Pi 3 B+ connected through our SparkFun Pi Wedge to a breadboard and, by utilizing the RPi’s 40-pin GPIO, will be able to control pushbuttons, LEDs and a host of user-created circuits.
Like the main board seen above, the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter Kit is available for pre-order. We should have them available shortly after the RPi 3 B+ is officially released. Additionally, be aware that the current picture is from the previous version of this kit. We will update it once we get closer to our official release date.
The pi-topSPEAKER allows you to turn up the volume on your pi-top or pi-topCEED. This audio board provides a simple way to add sound to your pi-top. Simply mount the pi-topSPEAKER to the modular rail inside your pi-top and connect it via the 34-pin GPIO on the internal HUB Board, which can be daisy chained with other add-on boards.
And those are all of our new products for this week. We will be returning to our normal Friday Product Post next week with a huge amount of products! As always, we can’t wait to see what you make. Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to see what projects you’ve made!
Thanks for stopping by. We’ll see you next week with even more fantastic new products!