Black Friday deals for Raspberry Pi
The versatile, engaging and educational Raspberry Pi computer is a great buy on Black Friday. It’s great for children looking to learn about the wonders of computing and code (and equally as challenging and educational for adults). Raspberry Pi is best summed up by Raspberry Pi themselves. “Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python”.
Raspberry Pi is marketed for children. But at its core it’s a channel for anyone to learn more about how to:
- Build software
- Understand the inner workers of computers
Raspberry Pi themselves are an educational charity. Their focus is the advancement of computer and computer science knowledge in children. If your child has ever been interested in computers and what makes them tick, this is the right learning tool for them. Black Friday gives any family the opportunity to buy this exciting bit of kit for their children.
How much does Raspberry Pi cost?
Raspberry Pi has developed a wide range of hardware and software products for sale. They are broken down here:
- Raspberry Pi 400 (sold as a kit or as a unit)
- Raspberry Pi Pico
- Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit
- Raspberry Pi Zero W
- Raspberry Pi Zero
The Raspberry Pi 400 Kit is retailed at circa £90, with the Zero kit retailing at £6.
Where can I buy Raspberry Pi?
Raspberry Pi sells their OS and hardware from their website. They have a selection of trusted resellers that represent their product.
- Rapid Education
- SB Components
- The Pi Hut
- Cool Components
These companies will be taking advantage of the rise in traffic on Black Friday. Raspberry Pi is primarily a tech company focused on education. Their projects and outreach are less about commerciality. They’re more about accessibility and useability. Black Friday will be a great opportunity to catch this fantastic learning tool for a discount price.
Deals will undoubtedly be offered via resellers like The Pi Hut. They already do a variety of discounts year round and we expect them to offer a great Black Friday offer.
Competitors and who to watch out for
Raspberry Pi is one of the very best at what they do. But other companies are starting to catch up, such as:
- Banana Pi
All offer similarly competitive pricing but Raspberry Pi is the market leader.