Welcome to PiFactory

The PiFactory has been created as a central point of all things related to the Raspberry Pi. We are totally independent and not associated with Raspberry Pi in any way. Unlike others we do not claim to be official distributors for Farnell, RS or element14. What we do claim is we genuinely stock Raspberry Pi and associated equipment in South Africa. If you want a Raspberry Pi tomorrow then you can order and we can despatch via courier to you the very same day.

To contact PiFactory email: info@pifactory.co.za

In addition to providing hardware sales from our PiShop we also are creating discussion forums, links to project ideas and more. Please visit the various links to see what else you can do with Raspberry Pi and the Pi Factory.

Pi Training School - UPDATED

While we have tried to put together some basic training programs our time has been consumed in getting the PiFactory running at its very best. Unfortunately we have not yet had time to get our courses set-up. However, one of the items that has been using a little of our time is getting the Raspberry Pi into a school environment where it can be used everyday for the benefit of young children.

The project provides world class educational content to a lab of 10 workstations. The workstations are made up of donated CRT monitors and Raspberry Pi's. Delivering the operating system and content is an i3 Quad core intel desktop machine setup with EDUBUNTU.

The server provides terminal sessions based on LTSP to the Raspberry Pi's acting as thin clients. This provides the pupil a full Ubuntu desktop environment on which to work.

Whilst the pupils have access to first class desktop environment to develop their IT skills the benefits don't stop there. The server has also been loaded with Khan Academy Lite. This is a full offline version of Khan Academy providing world class teaching videos and associated interactive exercises without the need for a permanent internet connection.

2.8inch Touch Screen TFT for Raspberry Pi

2.8″ display with 320×240 16-bit color pixels and a resistive touch overlay. The plate uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top!

Price: R455.00

Pi Play

Now that you have your Raspberry Pi here are a few suggestions of some cool projects you can try on it.

Pi Links - Raspberry Pi, Linux,

Some useful links to get you started with your Raspberry Pi, including Linux operating system; tutorials; datasheets and so much more.....

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