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We are a Raspberry Pi approved reseller, and one of only two Pi Zero W distributors in Germany. With our strong technical background we are a solid choice as your partner for anything Raspberry Pi related in Germany, Europe and beyond.

Starting in 2020 we have also become one of Google's select worldwide partners for distribution of their Coral.AI lineup. We believe artificial intelligence / machine learning is the way forward in the future.

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In our blog you can expect blog posts about technology and business topics, of course about the Raspberry Pi, but also a wide variety of topics related to Industrie 4.0, IoT, and machine learning - for example about the popular MQTT protocol, Python and Linux embedded development, and much more. Blog entries are not scheduled and not in particular order - the topics are an eclectic mix of what comes up in real life of a company engaged in machine learning & Raspberry Pi embedded adventures.

My (Max') attitude is to post about topics which take up significant time for research and experimentation, and which are not well-documented elsewhere. And of course, also some rather emotional topics about how to do business properly.

If you resonate with what I write, my advice is for hire in the form of consulting. I love to rant about bad user interface and business design, and brainstorm workable solutions with you. Possibly the best money you will ever spend.

Enabling and checking I2C on the Raspberry Pi using the command line for your own scripts

Von Maximilian Batz | 2021-05-20

Most people know that you can enable the I2C port using raspi-config.raspi-config also offers a non-interactive mode, where you can drive it’s functionality using command line parameters to it.Reading the current state of the I2C port on the Raspberry PiHere is how to read the current state of the I2C port:sudo raspi-config nonint get_i2cThis command…

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Raspberry Pi single board computer market share of total PC market in 2020

Von Maximilian Batz | 2021-05-19

For a report I’m preparing for a bank, today I’ve calculated the market share of the Raspberry Pi single board computers (all models) in the worldwide PC market in 2020. Here it is: 2,69 % (at 7.4 Million shipped Raspberry Pi units in 2020) Here is how I came up with this figure: Calculated the…

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Turn off the Adafruit Capacitive Touch PiTFT Plus Display (#2423) on power-off

Von Maximilian Batz | 2021-02-19

Using a device tree overlay it is easy to turn off the Adafruit display backlight once the Pi goes into power-off state. Simply add the following line to the end of /boot/config.txt dtoverlay=gpio-poweroff,gpiopin=18,active_low=“y“ This will drive this particular pin #18 (which is responsible for the backlight on the Adafruit PiTFT display) low on shutdown, and…

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Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 vs Compute Module 3

Von darling | 2020-11-28

Raspberry Pi launched Compute Module 4, as a successor to Compute Module 3B+. The Compute Module 4 (CM4) is a so-called System on Module (SoM), which contains core parts which make up a Raspberry Pi 4, for example, and in addition to that eMMC Flash in different sizes (ranging from none for the Lite module…

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