The 10 Best Raspberry Pi Kits

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This wiki has been updated 11 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 selections 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. Skip to the best raspberry pi kit on Amazon.

10. SunFounder Super Starter

9. Element14 Desktop

8. Vilros Zero W Complete

7. GooBang Doo Abox

6. Kano Computer

5. NeeGo Ultimate Starter

4. Piper Computer Kit For Minecraft

3. AcePC Transparent Box

2. Vilros Basic Starter

1. CanaKit Starter

Editor's Notes

August 14, 2019:

Since out 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.


Kevin Flores
Last updated on August 15, 2019 by Kevin Flores

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