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 🙂

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 port (Ethernet)DC step-down…

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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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Will the Raspberry Pi 400 be available in an 8GB version?

By Maximilian Batz | 2020-11-04

The Pi400 already has a lot of basic models due to the languages, which of course is a bigger logistic challenge for Raspberry Pi and its partners.The standard version of the Pi 400 with 4 GB covers most (consumer / school children / students) application purposes. 8 GB are rather needed in the area of…

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The technology & security foundations of PiCockpit

By Maximilian Batz | 2020-10-27

I was asked to elaborate a bit about the security & technology foundations of PiCockpit. The parts which are involved PiCockpit consists of several parts: picockpit-client picockpit-frontend picockpit-backend picockpit-api (“papi”) the database the MQTT server the picockpit Package repository The MQTT server Data between the picockpit-frontend and picockpit-client is exchanged using the MQTT server (called…

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