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.

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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...

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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.

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 🙂

Flashing the PCCB Raspberry Pi Industrial Compute Module Carrier Board using a Windows computer

By Maximilian Batz | 2020-10-18

The PCCB is our Raspberry Pi Compute Module carrier board with industrial interfaces:I will describe how to flash the PCCB flash using a Windows Computer. PrerequisitesUSB power supply (or DC power supply) PCCBcompute module with on-board flash (Raspberry Pi Compute Module Lite variants do not have Flash on board)microUSB to USB cable (note: some microUSB…

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Gmail Workspace / Gmail Suite send e-Mail from server using msmtp

By Maximilian Batz | 2020-10-15

We are in the process of migrating to Gmail, to be able to delegate managing a mail server. We used ssmtp on our server to email mails before, using our own mail server (Zimbra). I have now managed to get Gmail Workspace working, and would like to share some pointers on how to do that.…

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Update picockpit-client for compatibility with v2.0

By Maximilian Batz | 2020-10-13

The new PiCockpit release has many new features, which require a new picockpit-client version (at least v2.0.1) for compatibility. What do you get by upgrading the picockpit-client / using PiCockpit v2.0? GPIO: control GPIO pins (input / output / software PWM to dim LEDs for example) PiControl: run commands on your Pi from the webinterface…

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Stress testing a Raspberry Pi 4 with PiCockpit – temperature monitoring

By Maximilian Batz | 2020-10-07

Using the new PiCockpit v2.0 release, you can monitor the current SoC temperature of the Pi in an easy to use webinterface (in PiStats). Simply click on PiStats, and enter temp into the search: this will narrow the display down to just the SoC temperature. The temperature will be updated every second. I also recommend…

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