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Best Raspberry Pi 4 Cases in 2019

Just because the Raspberry Pi 4 is such an inexpensive computer doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take good care of it. That means you’ll want an enclosure of some sort to keep debris out and away from the board as well as provide protection against static shock. Thankfully, like the Pi itself, a great case is just a few dollars; here are the best you can find in 2019.

Package deal Miuzei Raspberry Pi 4 Case

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How to install RetroPie on Raspberry Pi in 2019

Making your own arcade is a lot easier than you think.

The Raspberry Pi is an amazing little computer. Ultra cheap and well supported, it’s perfect for all sorts of projects like running Kodi or playing games. It’s also a killer little emulation station that you can play a ton of throwback console ROMs on, and there’s a custom operating system that makes doing it a lot easier than you think. Let’s get RetroPie installed on your  [Read More…]

Best Compatible USB-C Cables for Raspberry Pi 4 in 2019

Electronics can be finicky. And that’s readily evident now that manufacturers are trying to use a standard “one size fits all” cable connector with USB C. The Raspberry Pi 4 isn’t immune, either: if you have one, you’ll want to make sure you have a cable that works when it comes time to power the board. We’ve put a list together, and you can rest assured that any of these will get you up and running without any head-scratching over  [Read More…]

Raspberry Pi 4: How much RAM do you need? (1GB, 2GB or 4GB?)

Best answer: Unless you plan to use your Raspberry Pi over the network without its own monitor and keyboard, buy the model with as much RAM as your budget allows. If you do plan to run things headless, save $ 20 and buy the 1GB version.

Plenty of power: Official Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply ($ 12 at Newark) The Box Set: Raspberry Pi 4 Basic Kit ($ 65 at Amazon) Keep fingers (and cats) out: Multicomp  [Read More…]

Everything you need to get started with Raspberry Pi

We love the Raspberry Pi! It’s a great learning tool, can be a part of any DIY home automation setup, is a very capable HTPC, and can help with almost anything else a bright mind and nimble hands can get together and build. If you’re thinking about diving in and tapping into your inner maker, here are a few accessories you might need to get started.

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Does the Raspberry Pi 4 need a heatsink?

Best answer: Under normal conditions, the Raspberry Pi 4 runs great without any sort of external heatsink and the software throttling keeps everything within safe operating temperatures. However, if you’re using custom software or are overclocking, you probably want to use a set of quality heatsinks.

The perfect small PC board: Raspberry Pi 4 B ($ 35 at Newark Electronics) Keep things cool: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink Kit ($ 5 at CanaKit) Heat protection is built in  [Read More…]

Can I overclock a Raspberry Pi 4?

Best answer: Yes! The default setup program included with the NOOBS software suite includes an easy way to overclock your Raspberry Pi 4.

The perfect small PC board: Raspberry Pi 4 B ($ 35 at Newark Electronics) Keep things cool: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink Kit ($ 5 at CanaKit) Easy as Pie

Overclocking your Raspberry Pi 4, which involves purposely running your computer’s clock speeds at a rate beyond where it was designed to run, is simple,  [Read More…]

The Raspberry Pi 4 isn’t compatible with some USB-C cables

A future revision will allow the use of electronically marked USB-C cables, but right now they won’t provide power.

The Raspberry Pi 4 is better than its predecessor in every way. One of those ways is power through a standard USB-C connector to allow for the extra bit of juice the beefier board needs compared to its older brother. There is a slight problem, though — electronically-marked cables, like the one used with MacBooks and other new  [Read More…]

Raspberry Pi 4 vs. Raspberry Pi 3: Should you upgrade?

I’ve been using and programming the Raspberry Pi for years and have three up and running in the room I’m working in as I write this. I know what makes them tick and can help you answer the questions you might have about them.

New kid on the block Raspberry Pi 4

$ 55 at CanaKit

Pros Better CPU Faster Memory Dual 4K monitor support USB 3.0 More ports Cons No full-size HDMI port Draws more  [Read More…]

Price Dop! Grab a CrowPi Raspberry Pi Accessory Kit for under $200

If you’re looking for an inexpensive and fun way to dip your toes in the water of DIY electronics, a Raspberry Pi is a great perhaps the best place to start. It’s a well-built, small computer board that utilizes standard input and output ports for audio and video, USB ports, and a set of input/output pins for connecting to just about anything. Perhaps best of all, there’s a huge collection of accessories and an increasingly big community of developers and  [Read More…]