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 🙂

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

By 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.txtdtoverlay=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 will keep it…

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Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 vs Compute Module 3

By 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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Lite version of PCCB

By Maximilian Batz | 2020-11-12

The PCCB is a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 1 – 3 B+. We are able to remove any parts of the full PCCB you do not need, thereby cutting your BOM cost & time to market significantly: For this particular customers only the following features remained: 10 / 100 Mbit/s LAN…

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Controlling LEDs on Alpine Linux using the command line

By Maximilian Batz | 2020-11-06

We have developed an embedded Raspberry Pi Compute Module carrier board for industrial use: the PCCB. As you can see, there are three (directly) user programmable LEDs on the PCCB: USER / INFO / ACT. These are defined in the device tree. For example, we can define the following in our device tree overlay: //LEDs…

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