We are very proud to announce that Kitronik is now an official Raspberry Pi reseller. From a customer and company viewpoint, this is a very exciting milestone for us. Whether you're in a school, attending a code club, or you're an at-home Maker, there is going to be plenty to be excited about in the near future.
We've already got a number of exciting things in development that we can't wait to share with you, so watch out for those!
The Raspberry Pi Foundation:
"The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world." - About Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation was initially founded in 2009 in response to a decline in interest in computer science in schools. The charity aimed to promote the teaching of computer science in schools and developing countries. A low cost, feature-rich, single-board computer was seen as being the perfect platform to facilitate this.
The first Raspberry Pi computer was launched in early 2012, and in less than 10 years has gone through several versions and sold circa 40 million units worldwide. Despite long ago exceeding its initial scope, the Raspberry Pi Foundation continues to innovate, improve the technology, and to engage with millions of people around the globe.
The low-cost hardware, free operating system, connectivity, and wealth of educational material available make the Pi the perfect solution for the purpose it was initially designed for. The appeal and capabilities of the Pi is such that its reach extends far past education. You can find it on Makers benches, computer desktops, and professional installations all over the world. The continued development and innovation ensure that it will continue to go from strength to strength going forward.
You can learn more about the Raspberry Pi and the Foundation here.
Kitronik is a company of Engineers and Specialists that are passionate about education and the promotion of STEM/STEAM-based learning. Since 2005 we have been producing high-quality products for Education and Makers. Specialising in electronic project kits, microcontrollers, Materials, clocks and much more. We aim to inspire & engage people of all abilities to further their knowledge of Electronics, Coding & Design.
We work directly with award winning teachers to develop products that Teachers need, bundled with classroom ready teaching resources to save Teachers time. From the first electronic kits we produced in the early 2000's, educational products and resources have always been a priority.
It's not all about work work work, sometimes we just like to make fun things too. Whether they are fun things to play with or platforms on which to build with, there is nearly always a learning element involved. Each year Makers get more imaginative and ambitious and Kitronik love making the things that help them fully realise their project ideas.
You can find out more about the Kitronik team and a little about our history here.
Raspberry Pi & Kitronik:
Kitronik has built up a large portfolio of in-house produced educational products, all backed up with a wealth of free and readily available resources. This is what Kitronik will bring to the Pi, fun and educational accessories backed by freely downloadable resources with no paywall or signups.
In the Kitronik shop you can expect to see all key lines released by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, great products from other manufacturers, and a growing roster of Kitronik designed and manufactured accessories and educational products. With the pace that the Raspberry Pi Foundation likes to set, it's going to be a fun ride keeping up!
You can find our current roster of Raspberry Pi products and accessories here. We have a lot more that is due to be released very soon, so do check back often.
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