What can you buy for your next Raspberry Pi 3 project

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

The Raspberry Pi 3 is one of the best single board computers out there for us to implement computing projects affordably. Therefore, it is one of the things that you should consider getting if you are a computer programmer.

There are currently two versions of Raspberry Pi 3 - the Model B+ and the Model B.

If you happen to receive one as a gift or wanted to get one, this guide aims to provide you with some information of what you can buy while you explore the capabilities of this wonderful computing device.

Minimal hardware needed to run Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 3 minimal hardware setup

To run Raspberry Pi 3 at its bare minimum, you will need the following parts:

Micro SD cards for Raspberry Pi 3

back of microsd card

Get Micro SD cards have sequential write speed of at least 10 MB/s for acceptable performance. The following are lists of Micro SD cards that you can consider getting for your Raspberry Pi 3:

32 GB MicroSD cards

64 GB MicroSD cards

128 GB MicroSD cards

Cases / Enclosures for Raspberry Pi 3

A case or enclosure can enhance the visual aspects of your Raspberry Pi 3 projects. Here are some cases or enclosures that you can get for your Raspberry Pi 3 motherboard.

Official case for Raspberry Pi 3( White and Red )

Official Original Raspberry Model White case

Key features

  • White and Red
  • Official case for the Raspberry Pi
  • Designed for raspberry pi 3 model,designed with Pi HAT's in mind
  • Easy access to the GPIO port
  • Access to the camera and display ports
  • Removable Lid provides easy access to the camera and display ports
  • Good for a flat surface

Check it out

Official case for Raspberry Pi 3 (Black and Grey)

Official case for Raspberry Pi 3 (Black and Grey)

Key features

  • Black and Grey
  • Official case for the Raspberry Pi
  • Designed for raspberry pi 3 model,designed with Pi HAT's in mind
  • Easy access to the GPIO port
  • Access to the camera and display ports
  • Removable Lid provides easy access to the camera and display ports
  • Good for a flat surface

Check it out

SunFounder Transparent ABS Case

SunFounder Transparent ABS Case

Key Features

  • Unique design with several air holes and aircraft holes under the bottom cap.
  • Made of ABS which is high quality and durable.
  • Access to All ports and wall Mountable.

Check it out

NES CASE functional POWER and RESET button NESPi Case

NES CASE functional POWER and RESET button NESPi Case

Key features

  • Functional POWER and RESET buttons
  • Functional LED power indicator
  • NES case specifically designed for Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and B+
  • Easy access to the SD-Card and all other ports without opening the case

Check it out

Super Tinytendo Case with Large Cooling Fan

Super Tinytendo Case with Large Cooling Fan

Key features

  • Full access to SD Card, USB, Ethernet, Power, and HDMI without opening the case
  • Large cooling fan installed with 2 pin GPIO connector
  • Inspired by SNES
  • Professionally designed and assembled in the USA

Check it out

Makerfire PiBlox LEGO Case (Black)

Makerfire-PiBlox-LEGO-Case-(Black)

Key features

  • Black, Gloss finish
  • Standard stud sizing allows blocks to be fitted to the top and base of the enclosure
  • Integrated camera mount and holes for lens and flash.

Check it out

Smraza Case with Black Protective Case +1 pc Cooling Fan and 3 pcs Aluminum Heatsinks

Smraza Case with Black Protective Case +1 pc Cooling Fan and 3 pcs Aluminum Heatsinks

Key features

  • Case for Raspberry pi 3 Model B- Classic black acrylic 9 layers case, easy assembly without tools.
  • Cooling Fan - Use the fan to keep pi 3 board safe without overheating.
  • Aluminum Heatsinks - Improve the CPU/LAN/RAM chips ventilation.
  • Easy to insert/remove SD card - Case won't block the bluetooth signal
  • Full access - Allow the micro USB, power cable, LAN (model B only) and GPIO ports access easily.

Check it out

DSI Display for Raspberry Pi 3

DSI is an acronym for Display Serial Interface which is a specification by the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance aimed at reducing the cost of display controllers in a mobile device. Raspberry Pi 3 board include one for us to connect a display for visual feedback. Here are some DSI displays that you can buy for your Raspberry Pi 3 board.

Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display

Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display

Key features

  • This 7" Touchscreen Display for the Raspberry Pi is perfect for creating portable and embedded projects where a keyboard and mouse would be in the way.
  • The full color display outputs up to 800 x 480 and features a capacitive touch sensing capable of detecting 10 fingers.
  • Only two connections from the Pi to the display are necessary; power from GPIO (or USB) connection to the DSI port. The adapter board handles power, signal conversion, and touch input conversion.
  • Kit Contents: 7" Touchscreen Display Adapter Board DSI Ribbon Cable 4 x Stand-offs and Screws 4 x Jumper Wires

Check it out

HDMI Display for Raspberry Pi 3

Apart from DSI, Raspberry Pi 3 supports HDMI for video output. Here are a few HDMI displays that work well with Raspberry Pi 3.

Elecrow 11.6 Inch 1920X1080 HDMI 1080P LED Display Monitor

Elecrow 11.6 Inch 1920X1080 HDMI 1080P LED Display Monitor

Key features

  • Resolution: 1920X1080, up to 1080p. Display Technology: IPS LED Technology Display with aluminum material design. More durable for usage.
  • Screen Size: 11.6 inches. Aspect ratio: 16: 9 (width: height). DC:12V/2A.
  • Appearance size: 288mm x 185mmX25mm Display area: 257mmx 145mm
  • You will get:11.6 inch HD LED display x 1, Power adapter x 1, HDMI cable x 1, Metal Rack x 1

Check it out

iUniker 5-inch Multi-Touch Capacitive Pi Touch Screen 800x480 Resolution HDMI Monitor With Stand Case

iUniker 5-inch Multi-Touch Capacitive Pi Touch Screen 800x480 Resolution HDMI Monitor With Stand Case

Key features

  • The capacitive touch function give the user full control over any device.
  • Multi-Touch function(10 point), Capacitive Touchscreen, 800*480 resolution
  • Comes with perfectly fit stand case, it can be used as a portable monitor

Check it out

CSI Cameras for Raspberry Pi 3

CSI is an acronym for Camera Serial Interface is a specification of the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance. It defines an interface between a camera and a host processor.

Cameras attached to Raspberry Pi 3 via CSI usually perform better than cameras attached to Raspberry Pi 3 via USB. This is because CSI cameras connect directly to the GPU, leaving the CPU bandwidth for performing other computing work.

Here are some CSI cameras that you can buy for your next Raspberry Pi 3 camera projects.

Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 - 8 Megapixel,1080p

Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 - 8 Megapixel,1080p

Key features

  • Second Generation Raspberry Pi Camera Module with Fixed Focus Lens
  • Sony Exmor IMX219 Sensor Capable of 4K30, 1080P60, 720P180, 8MP Still
  • 3280 (H) x 2464 (V) Active Pixel Count
  • Maximum of 1080P30 and 8MP Stills in Raspberry Pi Board
  • 2A Power Supply Highly Recommended

Check it out

Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Module V2 - 8MP 1080P30

Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Module V2-8MP 1080P30

  • 8 megapixel camera capable of taking photographs of 3280 x 2464 pixels
  • Capture video at 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90 resolutions
  • All software is supported within the latest version of Raspbian Operating System
  • Applications: CCTV security camera, motion detection, time lapse photography

Check it out

Raspberry Pi 3 2 model B B+ A+ Mini Camera Video Module 5MP 1080p OV5647 Sensor with 15 Pin FPC Cable + Pi Zero Ribbon Cable 15cm

Raspberry Pi 3 2 model B B+ A+ Mini Camera Video Module 5MP 1080p OV5647 Sensor with 15 Pin FPC Cable + Pi Zero Ribbon Cable 15cm

Key features

  • 【Plug and play】Easy plug and play type capability for a raspberry pi Model A or B, B+, model 2, Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi ZERO
  • 【Endless creativity】small volume, at around 0.98 x 0.94 x 0.35 in and weighing in at just over 3g, making it perfect for mobile,Can be applied to image recognition and image tracking
  • 【HD video】Can be directly connected to the raspberry pie control panel via soft cable, capable of recording 1080p Full HD video at 30 frames per second
  • 【High resolution】 The sensor has a native resolution of 5 megapixel, and has a fixed focus lens on board In terms of still images, the camera is capable of 2592 × 1944 pixel static images

Check it out

Kuman for Raspberry PI Camera Module 5MP 1080p OV5647 Sensor HD Video Webcam Supports Night Vision SC15

Kuman for Raspberry PI Camera Module 5MP 1080p OV5647 Sensor HD Video Webcam Supports Night Vision SC15

Key features

  • RPi Camera, Supports Raspberry Pi model B/B+ A+ RPi 3 2 1
  • 5 megapixel OV5647 sensor, Supports up to 2 infrared LED and/or fill flash
  • Raspberry Pi Night Vision Camera, supports all revisions of the Pi
  • Package Contains: 2pcs Infrared LED Light, 1 piece Infrared Night Vision Webcam Camera Board
  • The camera is capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images, and also supports 1080 p @ 30 fps, 720 p @ 60 fps and 640 x480 p 60/90 video recording

Check it out

SainSmart Wide Angle Fish-Eye Camera Lenses for Raspberry Pi Arduino

SainSmart Wide Angle Fish-Eye Camera Lenses for Raspberry Pi Arduino

Key features

  • Omnivision 5647 sensor in a fixed focus module
  • The module attaches to Raspberry Pi, by way of a 15 Pin Ribbon Cable, to the dedicated 15-pin MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI)
  • The CSI bus is capable of extremely high data rates, and it exclusively carries pixel data to the BCM2835 processor
  • The sensor itself has a native resolution of 5 megapixel, and has a fixed focus lens onboard
  • The camera supports 1080 p @ 30 fps, 720 p @ 60 fps and 640 x480 p 60/90 video recording also it is supported in the latest version of Raspbian, the Raspberry Pi's preferred operating system

Check it out

AC powered USB hubs for Raspberry Pi 3

If you want to attach power hungry USB devices, for example an external hard disk, to your Raspberry Pi 3, a AC powered USB hub will ensure that there is enough power for consumption.

Here are some AC powered USB hubs that you can get for your Raspberry Pi 3 if you intend to connect power hungry USB devices to your Raspberry Pi 3.

Belkin 4-Port Powered Desktop USB Hub with Support for USB-A, USB 2.0, and USB 1.1

Belkin 4-Port Powered Desktop USB Hub with Support for USB-A USB 2.0 and USB 1.1

Key features

  • Adds 4 USB-A ports to your PC or Mac through a single open port
  • Ideal for connecting additional peripheral devices
  • Supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 connections
  • Delivers data transfer speeds of up to 480 Mbps
  • Convenient plug-and-play installation

Check it out

Plugable USB 2.0 4-Port High Speed Charging Hub with 12.5W Power Adapter

Plugable USB 2.0 4-Port High Speed Charging Hub with 12.5W Power Adapter

Key features

  • USB 2.0 4-Port High Speed Hub. Includes a robust 12.5W 5V 2.5A power adapter. (US AC Wall Outlet Plug, 100-240V 50/60Hz)
  • Hub enables connecting 4 additional USB devices. Forwards and backwards compatible with all USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 host controllers and devices on Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix computers at USB 2.0 speeds up to 480 Mbps. Transfer rates are device and USB host controller dependent. Fully plug and play, devices can be hot-swapped, supports USB over-current protection. Requires no driver installation (although individual devices may require drivers).
  • Master blue power LED. Sleek piano black glossy finish. Compact and portable design.

Check it out

Plugable USB 2.0 7-Port High Speed Charging Hub with 60W Power Adapter

Plugable USB 2.0 7-Port High Speed Charging Hub with 60W Power Adapter

  • Plugable's latest USB 2.0 7-Port High Speed Hub. Includes our most robust power adapter ever, capable of a massive 60 watts at 12V 5A, enough to power all of your devices with ease. (US AC Wall Outlet Plug, 100-240V 50/60Hz)
  • Hub enables connecting 7 additional USB devices. Forwards and backwards compatible with all USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 host controllers and devices on Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix computers at USB 2.0 speeds up to 480 Mbps. Transfer rates are device and USB host controller dependent. Fully plug and play, devices can be hot-plugged, supports USB over-current protection. Requires no driver installation (although individual devices may require drivers).
  • Master blue power LED. Professional matte black finish. Compact and stackable design. All 7 ports on one side to minimize cable clutter and maximize accessibility.

Check it out

Other Add-Ons for Raspberry Pi 3

Adafruit Flex Cable for Raspberry Pi Camera - 1 meter

Adafruit Flex Cable for Raspberry Pi Camera - 1 meter

Check it out

SunFounder Raspberry Pi Smart Video Car Kit V2.0 Block Based Graphical Visual Programming Language Remote Control by UI on Windows Mac and Web Browser Electronic Toy with Detail Manual

SunFounder Raspberry Pi Smart Video Car Kit V2.0 Block Based Graphical Visual Programming Language Remote Control by UI on Windows Mac and Web Browser Electronic Toy with Detail Manual

Key features

  • Perfect choice for beginners to learn Raspberry Pi (not included), robotics, electronics and program.
  • Wide-angle USB webcam to real-time image/video transmission.
  • You can learn how to code faster and easier than ever with a visual programming language software or Python code.
  • Remote control with the UI on PC or on a web browser (mobiles, tablets…)
  • The PiCar-V is a funny way for children and parents working together to build and use.

Check it out

2 Pack iNNEXT SNES Retro USB Super Nintendo Controller Gamepad Joystick, USB PC Super Classic Controller Joypad Gamestick

2 Pack iNNEXT SNES Retro USB Super Nintendo Controller Gamepad Joystick, USB PC Super Classic Controller Joypad Gamestick

Key features

  • Generic USB controller, this uses a standard USB port, if your program or application accepts USB controller input, it can be used natively without drivers or patches, JUST PLUG AND PLAY! Cord is approx. 5 ft. Long. Super sensitive buttons for precision control. Third party controller, not original SNES / NES controller. But it works phenomenal with the Raspberry Pi game emulation and so on.
  • Supported Operating system: Windows 98, ME, Vista, 2000, 2003, XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10; Linux UBUNTU, Linux Mint, Android Linux (via an USB OTG cable); Mac OS X and beyond; Retrogaming operating systems: RetroPie, Recalbox, Happi Game Center, Lakka, ChameleonPi, Piplay
  • Supported Device (With USB storage device): PC, Notebook Computer, Laptop Computer; MacBook; Android Smartphone: connect via an USB OTG cable; Raspberry Pi (RPI, Raspberry pie): Raspberry Pi 1 Model B, Model A, Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+, Raspberry Pi Zero, Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, Raspberry Pi 3, Retro Pie. --- Note: NOT SUPPORT Android TV BOX.
  • Supported Platform: Steam (Not Support all games. Perfect for Several simple steam games)
  • Supported Game Emulators: NES, SNES, Snes9x, ZSNES, Higan, Handheld GBA emulator, Sega Genesis emulator, Sega OpenEmu (Only support OS X), RetroArch (Works perfect on Android), BSNES (Perfect for two player action)

Check it out

Raspberry Pi Kuman Lithium Battery Pack Expansion Board RPi Power Pack Power Supply+ USB Cable + 2 layer Acrylic Board

Raspberry Pi Kuman Lithium Battery Pack Expansion Board RPi Power Pack Power Supply+ USB Cable + 2 layer Acrylic Board

Key features

  • Specially designed for Raspberry pi,which makes Raspberry pi work up to 9 hours.
  • Double USB output. One is for Raspberry pi, the other can be connected with LCD screen
  • Easy to install, you can use provided fastening standoffs, screws and nuts to fasten your Raspberry pi board.
  • It comes with 17cm Special design micro USB cable and 2pcs acrylic board
  • Battery capacity: 3800mAH Maximum; Output current: 1.8A

Check it out

Techcoil Recommends

Python 300x250