The Raspberry Pi is always a great gift for geeks. But what if they already have a pi? Well, the whole point of the Pi is that you can do something with it, so help them out with some excellent pi-centric gifts.
With that in mind, here are the best gifts you can give to anyone with a Raspberry Pi.
Start with basic extensions
Hopefully your geek friend already has one so you can get one of the other gifts below. But if they don’t, this is where you should start.
Here is a list of the main extensions:
- 8-megapixel, 1080p camera module ($25) [ Великобритания / CA ]
- 5MP 1080p Night Vision Camera Module ($30) [ Великобритания / CA ]
- 2.8″ TFT touchscreen ($40) [ Великобритания / CA ]
- 7-inch touchscreen ($75) [ Великобритания / CA ]
Raspberry Pi Zero
The cheapest microcomputer ever made, the Raspberry Pi Zero is a great tool for hackers and DIY enthusiasts. Even if someone already has a Pi Zero or even a Pi, the other one won’t be underestimated and makes the perfect stocking gift.
Flirc aluminum body [ Великобритания ]
Just because you received an inexpensive gift doesn’t mean it can’t look good. The Flirc Aluminum Case is one of the best Raspberry Pi cases out there that doesn’t just look good.
It is reminiscent of the Intel NUC minicomputers and would look good in any home entertainment center. The Flirc case also has a built-in heatsink, which is a big plus as the Pi can get hot when doing some tasks.
UniPi Aluminum Case Unibody
While Flirc is great, the UniPi is arguably the prettiest Raspberry Pi case out there. It is made from a single solid aluminum block with a perforated top for heat dissipation.
The UniPi is great and can even be stacked on top of one another. The housing can also be wall mounted.
You should be aware that this case is not compatible with the B+ model, but it will work with others.
Swivel case for Pi and touch screen
If your Raspberry Pi isn’t permanently connected to a monitor, this touchscreen case might be the next best thing. Plus, it tilts at an angle so you can even use it with a keyboard and mouse.
The case has a standard VESA mount, so you can attach it anywhere. There’s also a neat little LEGO-like building box slot. So you can attach peripherals to the case like a camera module.