The 10 Best Raspberry Pi Kits

video play icon

This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in November of 2017. Whether you're interested in learning to code, improving your programming chops, developing custom computing solutions, or just looking for a project that will employ your creativity and problem-solving skills, there's a Raspberry Pi kit for you. Our selection includes various configurations and assortments of components for tinkerers of all ages and abilities to get their gadgetry groove on. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Waveshare 400

2. CanaKit Starter

3. Vilros Basic Starter

Editor's Notes

January 05, 2021:

There have been many developments in the Raspberry Pi universe after it released the 4th generation of its palm-sized computers, and since our last update, we have seen more of these integrated into kits. We left the Vilros Zero W Complete, as the Pi Zero model is still current at the time of writing and it offers exceptional value for those who are just taking their first tentative steps into learning to code.

Notable additions include the Neego Complete, where the computer sits inside a custom screen to create a formidable unit with a 64-bit quad-core CPU. Then there is the Waveshare 400, which utilizes the brand's latest release based on the Pi 4; the Raspberry Pi 400. In this instance, the processor is embedded in the keyboard, and it is paired with a 13.3-inch capacitive touch screen, bringing the humble Pi up to speed with modern devices.

These are just some examples of just how versatile the Raspberry Pi is, and how it can be used in real-world applications, not just as a hands-on learning tool, but also as a truly impressive miniature computer that holds its own among many much larger PCs.

August 15, 2019:

Since our last update, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a new iteration of its single-board computer. We've updated our list to include the latest kits that include the Raspberry Pi 4, namely the CanaKit Starter and the Vilros Basic Starter.

The Raspberry Pi 4 is quite a step up from its precursor, the Model 3B+. Apart from having several RAM options, topping out at 4 gigabytes, it also has an improved CPU and supports 4K video. In the connectivity department, the Raspberry Pi 4 uses the new Bluetooth 5 standard, which is more energy-efficient than previous versions.

Because the Raspberry Pi 4 hasn't yet been fully integrated into most kits on the market, our list is still populated by packages that come with the previous generation of this technology, which still has a range of uses, especially for more passive applications, such as home security and network monitoring.

4. Labists Starter Bundle

5. Neego Complete

6. Freenove Ultimate Starter

7. SunFounder Sensor Bundle

8. Vilros Zero W Complete

9. Freenove RFID Starter

10. SunFounder Super Starter

Luke Mitchell
Last updated by Luke Mitchell

Having grown weary of working in office environments, music graduate Luke decided to trade the dismal skies of southern England for the far more agreeable climate of south Asia. Prior to writing for Ezvid Wiki, he established a small agency providing websites for clients all over the world. This enabled him to travel extensively, living for prolonged periods in a number of interesting countries and experiencing several different cultures along the way. When not playing or writing music, Luke likes to ride his motorcycle in far-flung regions where the air is thin and the roads are dusty. His areas of expertise are largely gleaned from his nomadic lifestyle and include travel, computers, automotive goods and accessories, musical instruments and gear, and boats.

Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.