You’ll have noticed something a bit different when you visited Raspberry Pi this morning.
As a lot of you know already, the Raspberry Pi family is actually made up of two organisations, both based in Cambridge, UK. There’s us: Raspberry Pi
Trading Limited: we’re the Computer People [we’ve made a tiny change to our name since publishing this – Ed.]. We engineer, make, and sell Raspberry Pi computers. We also make a bunch of other stuff: including add-on boards, or HATs; microcontrollers like Raspberry Pi Pico; accessories like keyboards and power supplies; and books and magazines.
Then there are our colleagues across the city: the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The profits from the sale of Raspberry Pi computers help fund the Foundation’s educational initiatives, along with generous donations from people and organisations who care about our mission, from training teachers to running kids’ computing clubs, and much more. The Foundation makes learning materials and online training courses. It sends Raspberry Pis to space so that kids can run experiments on the International Space Station, and runs Code Clubs and CoderDojos for children all around the world.
Up until now, we have all used a single website, raspberrypi.org, for all our content, whether that content was about our educational work or about Raspberry Pi computers. Some of you told us that it was difficult to find certain material, because that website had to serve so many different purposes. Today we’re changing that, in order to make it much easier for you to find what you’re looking for.
Raspberry Pi Computers
Right now, you’re visiting raspberrypi.com, a completely new website from us, the Computer People, aimed at those of you who want to use or buy a Raspberry Pi or one of our other products. You can learn more about the device and what you can do with it; talk with other users on our forums; read our documentation; download our software; and find out what other people and businesses are making with their Raspberry Pis.
Raspberry Pi Foundation
Over at raspberrypi.org, you’ll be able to discover more about what the Raspberry Pi Foundation does; and find all of the Foundation’s free learning materials so you can start your own projects and learn more about computing. That’s where you’ll find online courses for teachers, projects for kids (and older people), and academic research into the way we learn about computing – all for free. If you’re not familiar with the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s work you should check it out: there’s a lot for you to dig into.
Where to follow everyone
We’re also making a tweak to the way we do social media. We’ll still be tweeting about computers, like we usually do at @raspberry_pi; you’ll find the news you need about the charity side of things at @raspberrypi_org. On Facebook you’ll find new educational content at @RaspberryPiFoundation (the original Facebook page will continue to showcase material about Raspberry Pi hardware and software, and what you guys do with it). And over at Instagram, a new page has been set up for Raspberry Pi Foundation. For product photos, visit the existing Raspberry Pi Instagram account.
We’re still one big family called Raspberry Pi, and we hope these changes will make it easier for you to find exactly what you want in our online spaces. Please have a poke around this new site and let us know what you think below!