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 🙂

How to enable bluetooth headphones on Windows 8.1

By Maximilian Batz | 2021-06-24

To follow this guide, your device should already be paired. (Windows + C > Settings > Change Computer Settings)Open system control panel, and choose the Sound control panelYour headphones should show up in the control panel. Mine are the Soundcore Life Q30 Stereo.(Note you can choose between headset and headphones here.)be sure your device is…

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

By 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 Pi Here is how to read the current state of the I2C port: sudo…

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

By 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

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.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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