welcome to pi3g

your european partner for raspberry pi & machine learning

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.

Get in touch with us today, to see how your business can benefit from single board computing and embedded machine learning - go beyond and way ahead of your competition.


the story behind pi3g

Back in 2012 the story of Maximilian and the Raspberry Pi started. He was excited when he got his first Pi and also saw the great potential for further development in it.
Then PiCockpit was born to make using and managing the Pi easier and more accessible for everyone.
Maximilian has always been interested in computers and believed that they are a lever to improve everything in the world - for example in medicine.
Over the years, Maximilian's work has grown and new fields of expertise have emerged...


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.

We are happy to write about special topics that are not so well-documented elsewhere.
If you have any suggestions, we are happy to discuss current topics with you and are always ready to brainstorm workable solutions with you.

Please feel free to contact us 🙂

Optimizing page size for Shopify–uncomfortable truths

By Maximilian Batz | 2018-08-29

The uncomfortable truth in my case is that our main page currently weighs in at 3,4 MB – and this is just the HTML.I had been trusting the developers of the theme too much – we are using a theme called “Fastor” by Roarthemes. Unfortunately a poor design choice was made in this theme; or…

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New WEEE Legislation from 15th of August 2018 on

By Maximilian Batz | 2018-08-12

With the directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the council on the 4th July of 2012, a new legislative base for the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) has been created. Starting with the 15th of August 2018 the so-called transitional period, defined in this document ends. This has massive repercussions, as we…

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Algolia and using instantsearch.js from your script for Shopify

By Maximilian Batz | 2018-08-11

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” – Steve Jobs Inspired by pimoroni.com I wanted to implement a similar search on our webshop, buyzero.de as well. buyzero.de is currently powered by Shopify. The search shows results as you type – in the main page, dynamically replacing the previosly displayed content. Very cool, very useful – and…

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WiFi Channel 13 & 14 on Alpine Linux aka I can’t connect to my router aka crda configuration

By Maximilian Batz | 2018-08-06

Summary While developing an embedded, read-only test system for a Pi Zero W WLAN port modification we have done for a customer, I ran into an interesting issue. The Pi Zero W suddenly stopped connecting to our router. After some investigation, I managed to find the reason, and fix. The reason: WLAN regulatory domains In…

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