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.

NEW - Model A+

Product Name: Raspberry Pi Model A+
Product Description: Raspberry Pi Model A+ 256MB
Technical Specification:
700MHz Broadcom BCM2835 CPU with 256MB RAM
40pin extended GPIO
1 x USB 2 ports
4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port
Full size HDMI
CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera
DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display
Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
Micro USB power source

Key Improvements from Model A to Model A+:
More energy efficient / uses less power
Supports a smarter board layout including an expanded GPIO header (40 pin instead of 26)
Micro SD Card port protecting your SD card from damage
Improved power management – now possible to drive ‘power hungry’ USB devices directly from your Raspberry Pi.

Model A+ Features:
Smaller board footprint and is fully HAT compatible
40pin extended GPIO to enhance your “real world” projects
Connect a Raspberry Pi camera and touch screen display (each sole separately)
Stream and watch Hi-definition video output at 1080P

Model A+ to Model A Comparison:
Same Broadcom BCM2835 Chipset
Same 256MB RAM
Same full size HDMI port
Same CSI camera port and DSI display ports
Same micro USB power supply connection

There is a 40pin extended GPIO so you can build even bigger and better projects than ever before. The first 26 pins are identical to the Model A to provide 100% backward compatibility for your projects.
Micro SD slot instead of the full size SD slot for storing information and loading your operating systems.
The small board footprint is Raspberry PI HAT compatible.
Advanced power management:
You can now provide up to 1.2 AMP to the USB port – enabling you to connect more power hungry USB devices directly to the Raspberry PI. (This feature requires a 2Amp micro USB Power Supply)
The A+ board now uses less power (600mA) than the Model A Board (750mA) when running
Combined 4-pole jack for connecting your stereo audio out and composite video out

Price: R315.00


We will be running an informal evening club on Wednesdays for interested parties to attend and get to grips with Raspberry Pi's and some of the more popular peripherals. We have capacity for 6 working areas and the idea is to come along get a few pointers and get started on your own personal project or simply use it as a time and place to advance your existing project further. We hope that those interested will range from absolute beginner through to expert and there will be a great deal of knowledge transfer between parties.

Collaboration Projects

We have a number of projects that we would ike to use the Raspberry PI in at various levels of development. We have been trying to get some of these to a position where they can be sold commercially. Unfortunately we have the age old problem of not enough hours in the day to get all what we need done. We are looking for individuals with printed circuit design/fabrication, html, python, css, php and associated skills at any level to make up a informal team to work on these and any other projects.

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