The Raspberry Pi is a small and affordable single-board computer used by hobbyists, students, and computer scientists. It's an excellent platform for learning Linux operating systems, computer networking, electronics, and programming. The Pi's popularity has lead to a massive online community and a wealth of resources for self-guided learning.
StudioLab has 25 Raspberry Pi Kits available for checkout to students, staff, and faculty. Click the link below to find out more about our lending program and how to reserve a kit.
Checkout a Pi Kit (Inactive)
Raspberry Pi 4 4GB with Case
Assembling a kit for the Pi is a challenge due to its modular design. What to include is highly dependent on the user and what their goals are. For novices, deciding what to purchase can be an anxiety inducing experience. There are hundreds of Pi kits on the internet and many appear to only vaguely address a user's needs.
StudioLab's solution was to create a self-contained kit that allows for immediate and comfortable access to all the features of the Raspberry Pi. This ultimately meant including a high-quality version of everything, pre-installing some of our favorite programs, and packing it all in a cute carrying case. We hope you like it.
We produced a few tutorial videos that introduce you to the basics of the kit. If there's a topic you want to see covered or you want to make a tutorial yourself, let us know and we'll make it happen.
Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
How to Blink an LED
Command Line Primer for Beginners
The Etymology of Command Line Tools
Play Music and Video in Terminal
A Beginners Guide to Process Management
How to Compile Programs Using Make
Make a Pi-rate Radio Station
Alternative Pi Operating Systems
Haunt a Computer with SSH
Remote Desktop Connection
Setup a Static IP Address
Raspberry Pi Cookbook: Hardware and Software Solutions
Linux for Makers: Understanding the OS That Runs Raspberry Pi
The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction
Python Crash Course: A Hands-on Introduction to Programming
Math Adventures in Python: A Guide to Exploring Math with Code
The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing
Processing: A Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists
Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software